Our Little Vacation

Last week hubs had a week off of work. We decided to take a little road trip to Sacramento California to visit our daughter Emily and her hubby, Brandon. It was a very fun trip. We rented a car because it just makes sense. Why put the wear and tear on our car? Not to mention that if there were any mechanical issues we would not have to be worried.

We left Washington in the early morning and drove to a friends house first. My friend Erica lives about 2 or 3 hours from my daughter. She has been a long time internet friend. I mentioned her last year in a blog post when she and her family stopped by to see us and spend the night. We've met in person a few times now and are good friends. We had dinner with her and her family and afterwards another lady, Omeara, who I met online 8 or so years ago stopped by so we could meet in person. That was a huge highlight. I've met a lot of ladies online over the years with my (past) message board. It's not often I have the blessing of meeting these ladies in person.

Below is a pic of Omeara, Erica and I...

The next day we left Erica's house around noon and headed down to Sacramento. We spent the next couple days with Emily & Brandon. They kept us busy while we were there. Brandon took us out for Pho for lunch (a Vietnamese dish), we saw the Sacramento River, walked around downtown and took a tour of the capitol.

A few pics of our trip...

The beautiful Mt. Shasta..

Lunch ..

Me and Hubs with the Sacramento River in the back...

Hubs, Emily and me...

Hubs, me, Emily, Brandon (at the capitol)...

A funny pic.. this big bear is in the capitol building... Hubs was giving him a big hug.. ha, ha..

We headed home early in the morning and made it back in 13 hours which included the time to return the rental car. It was a great little trip and we can't wait to go back for another visit sometime next year.



  1. glad to see Mt. Shasta! My mother's family has roots in Shasta and Sacramento.

  2. Ahh... you were about 1 1/2 hours from my home! I didn't realize your daughter had moved to Sacramento. Glad you were able to spend time with her.

    1. I had no idea that you live in CA!! She moved to Sac last year.. a job move for her hubby.. and now she works for the State as an auditor for the school system..

  3. Shasta is covered in snow now. Its still 80 degrees here but its a pretty site in the distance.

  4. and also... SO MUCH FUN!! loved having you here! come any time!

    Love you!

    1. It was so fun for us!! Thank you again for all your hospitality.. it was a blessing to us to spend time with you.. <3 Love you Erica!!! <3


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