Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A sad day

I received a phone call last night from my sister Karen. The call came at 9:30 PM PST and I knew, with Karen and Mike being in the Central Time zone, that something was wrong. Karen informed me that Mike's mom, Louise, passed away yesterday.

Louise Wraight had lived well into her 90's before her passing. She survived her husband Walter by about 5 years, living in her apartment in Medford Oregon. I'm so thankful that her son's Mike and Chuck lived in the town of Ashland to look after her. Louise was a staunch Army nurse who served in World War II. I will always remember her as a strong woman who always had such kind thoughts in her heart. I can remember Louise as far back as any memory I have and I am so glad to have had her as part of my life.

It was a little over 10 years ago, that Carol and I got married and it was at the dinner before our wedding that we celebrated Walt and Louise's 60th wedding anniversary. I'm so glad we got to share that time together.

Fortunately, I got word a couple weeks ago that Louise's health was failing and I had the opportunity to get up and see her. It had been almost a year since I had seen her and I would have been very sad if I had not had a chance to see her before she passed.

Rest in Peace Louise, We love you! Eric and Carol

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our anniversary part 2

This Sunday we took a trip to Sacramento to look at motorhomes and to have a dinner out that Karen and Mike bought us for our wedding anniversary. We took the long way to Sacramento by going out highway 49. There was this very cool bridge in Auburn that was way up there.

After a two month delay, Carol and I finally made it to our long awaited dinner in Sacramento that Karen and Mike bought us for our wedding anniversary. Our dinner was at the Broiler downtown Sacramento. It is at 12th and J streets in Sacramento. This was a casual steak house that my mom and dad would have been proud of. The materde Jose made Carol and I feel like royalty. Once he found out the reason we were there, he moved us to the best seat in the house.

The concern of he and his staff for our enjoyment were just amazing. This reminded me of some of the upscale places that I use to eat at with my mom and dad in southern California 30 some odd years ago. We'd like to thank Karen, Mike and Jose for a absolutely wonderful evening out.

Happy camping! - Eric and Carol -

Our trip home from So Cal

Hi there everyone,

Sunday November 1st, 2009

Well, this posting is a little late but we had an un-eventful trip home from Lancaster where the Southern California Samboree was held.

We had a wonderful stop at the Bakersfield RV Resort in downtown Bakersfield. This is the first RV park that we have stayed at that had a 1st class restaurant as part of the facility. They had Steak, chicken and seafood on the menu. Carol and I both had chicken dinners and they were both fabulous. The food was very reasonably priced and the service was great. We even had a chance to talk to the owner of the RV park about the park and restaurant and were very favorably impressed.

It's a family run operation. They will even have site-service where they will bring any dish to your door. The rest of the trip home went great. The Hulkster and trailer did great the entire trip. I owe both of them a bath. We can't wait for our next trip out which will probably be to Quartzsite in January.

Happy camping! Eric and Carol