Birthday fun at Disneyland,!
Ashley and Christy in their birthday hats!
"Professional Nails" by 7 year old Ashley!
Thank you all for being so patient while I've been gone! We started our vacation off leaving Oregon heading down to San Diego County, Calif. When a light came on in our car and then the brakes were trying to stop us from moving...the ABS system! Yikes! We got to a dealership in Merced, Ca., in 105 degree weather, YUK! They had to keep the car and order a part (couldn't get it back until the next Tuesday...so we rented a car and kept on heading South.) Got to my daughters and stayed for almost a week; for Ashley's birthday (My oldest grandaughter) and Luke is now 2 years old, cute as a button and full of energy! We had a WONDERFUL time visiting with them! Ashley and I did each others nails, as you can see!
Then on to see my son; Monte and his family. My grandchildren (Corwin 5 and Morgan, who is now 3 years old.) They are all so cute and getting so big! No pictures, but it was wonderful to see them again and visit with them for a while. However, time was so short...so on to visit with some of our friends from the "old neighborhood". It was fantastic to get together with them too and eat and talk and joke - just like old times!
Then on to Roger's children and grandchildren too - got to see our great-grandchildren too! Jake is now 4 and Tyler is 1-1/2 years old! Jake Tyler
We also went to a birthday party with Roger's son Garry and his wife Karen, for a friend who turned 80 years young this year! Check out this cake!
On to Carmel, Calif., where Roger's step-mother (Mary) still lives and Roger's brother and his bride (Brian and Cyndi); we all went to a delicious Japanese restaurant for dinner at the beach - the chef cooked at the table with knives swinging and fires flareing! Mary treated us to the aquarium in Monterey. They have the neatest seahorse exhibit - see the pictures!
And finally we stopped by the New Walt Disney Museum at the Presidio in San Francisco to pick up a tressel (for 1/8th scale trains - which my husband had built about ten years ago.) And we were lucky to get a tour of the museum as they are putting it together - I think I can show you some pictures of what we saw...this museum is about Walt Disney and his family. It is going to be just the most fantastic museum too! Lots of great interactive things for children to do, and wonderful stuff to see, about the early days in Disney's life. Here is the Lille Belle (under wraps until opening day) suspended in the air (Roger with his eyes closed!)
Train Mountain in Chiloquin, Oregon
Finally, we're heading home! But since we decided to donate the tressle, we stopped by "Train Mountain" in Chiloquin, Oregon. This is a neat place too, especially if you are a train enthusiast! They have 23 real miles of train tracks! So they will be using the tressel somehwere in the park. By the way, this tressel that my husband built to display the Lilly Belle in Sacramento was made with the real rails from Walt Disney's home many years ago. Walt's barn, where he housed the train, has been relocated near Griffith Park, Ca. And they just celebrated the 10th year of it being moved there. (For more information about the barn, you can go to the Carolwood Pacific Railroad Society at www.carolwood.com )
Well, I certainly have said enough! Hope you enjoyed the pictures too! Hope all is going well and you are all having a wonderful summer!