Family & Friends in California!

Hello, California! We received a warm welcome from Brian’s sister, Christy and her husband, Steve at their home in Concord, CA. No, this had nothing to do with the fact that we’d just brought them all their beloved possessions. We hadn’t seen them in quite some time and they had someone very special to introduce to us…our favorite niece, Molly!

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We spent our first afternoon together unloading the Penske truck, washing down furniture and linens, and remodeling Christy and Steve’s house with all the furniture from the east coast. In between we watched Molly sleep, held Molly, watched Christy or Steve hold Molly, watched Molly sleep, and had a long lazy lunch. All moved in, just some final accessories will be added to the new nest.

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Then it was off to the Black Diamond Brewery’s Tasting Room with the guys to refuel and refresh while Christy napped and Kathy took a turn watching Molly sleep. Molly really is a fabulous sleeper! At eight-days old, I’d say she’s got this life business figured! Black Diamond Brewery had flavorful beers, including a coconut beer that brought my senses right back to the Caribbean.

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After so much traveling, it was great to just relax…

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While we were in town, we couldn’t have been luckier because also in the area were some of our East Coast friends. We couldn’t have planned such circumstances if we’d tried! Christy offered to share her house with more friends and Kathy, our party planning extraordinaire, helped us to prepare an afternoon BBQ. We were reunited with long-time friends, Jon, Sarah, & Cailin and their friends too, Matt, Kelly, & Lucy. Jon and Sarah had moved to the West Coast just before we’d moved aboard Rode Trip. It was almost surreal being in the same location once again, and it was great catching up because everyone has been so busy with exciting happenings! Also in town were our very good friends, Paul and Emily. Recently, Paul had visited Rode Trip and we could hardly believe we were now kicking back together in California! Good times…

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