Fun, Fun Fun!!

Fun, Fun Fun!!

Sunday, March 6 - Weekend with Brian (Napa, CA)

On Friday Jesse and I were out the door by 9am. He dropped me at Walmart and took the truck next door to Jiffy Lube to have the oil changed.

I did my shopping making sure I got the refrigerated items last then headed for the check out. We had great timing because Jesse came walking in while I was in the check out. He helped me put the supplies in the truck and we headed home.

Brian called to say that he would be out of class at 11am, which meant we had time to go put the groceries away then head back over to the base to pick him up, he was staying the weekend with us.

Just like the other day he was standing outside the visitors center waiting for us. We picked him up and and headed to Subway for lunch.

Then we went to the Jelly Belly factory and took a tour.

They wouldn’t let us take pictures in the factory itself but here are a few I took before.


The following are all made from Jelly Beans.



When we finished with our tour we went home. It was such a nice day, the warmest we have had since we came to Napa, that we all sat outside and enjoyed a few cocktails and some snacks.

I grilled some chicken and roasted some seasoned white and sweet potatoes, made a salad and that was dinner. After dinner we watched movies until bed time.

Saturday we were up and showered and out the door by 9:30, all of us including the boys. Brian and Bayer have really bonded. We were taking a ride to Armstrong State Forest to see the giant redwoods.

We headed north to Calistoga, then took some back roads to Guerneville to the Forest. We all took a potty break then walked to the visitors center for a map and instructions.


We hiked through the forest a little over 2 miles and this is what we saw.



More Pics


After our hike through the forest we were hungry so we followed the Russian River to the Sonoma coast

Here we got some awesome pictures.


Then we went south along the coast to Bodega Bay where we had lunch. Look at this picture of houses that have slid into the ocean.


It was a great day we drove about 147 miles and had a great time. Before going home we stopped at the Tasty Freeze ice cream shop for a treat. After we got home we all got in our comfy clothes and watched movies. Jesse went out and got us a pizza for a late dinner.

Today, Sunday, we got up and had coffee and and just relaxed. I made us breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. After breakfast we just hung out.

Then in the afternoon Brian gathered his belongings and he wanted to go to the ice cream shop again before we took him home.

We stopped at Target on the way home for a few things one of which was a vacuum cleaner. I have never liked the central system we had in the Montana and this one is the same and we have much more carpet in this one.

I will let you know how I like it.

It was a great weekend and spending time with Brian made it even better...

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