This year has been wetter than normal. Actually, we have had so many dry winters that it seems like we have had a wetter than normal year, but actually, this year we are at 98% of normal for our annual rain fall. The snow pack in the Sierra's is at about 110% of normal, so we ought to start recovering in our water reservoirs. This memorial day weekend, was indicative of our rainy season. On the Thursday before memorial day weekend, we had another drenching rain storm.
Memorial day weekend was a very busy one for us. Going into this weekend, I've been preparing for the start up of my VVIMS software that I have mentioned in the past. Infact, that is why I was off on Thursday. I was scheduled to work on Sunday to do the conversion from the old Cable management system to the one that I had written.
On Friday, the RV park started filling up in every site at the park. It's great to see the park filling up. Last year was a very slow RV'ing season, primarily because of the economy. But this year, it's been a pretty busy season at the old RV park.
Saturday, we went and hung out at Carol's brother Bill and his wife Loretta and their son Brandon's house in Pioneer. It is their weekend get-away house, as they normally hang their hat in Tracy. The gathering at their house in Pioneer turned out to be kind of a family gathering with over 23 of us there. The gathering also was an occasion to be a birthday party for Carol's great nephew Devin. It was a great day with a lunch time and dinner bar-b-que event, but of course since Carol and I are on a diet, the most we could do is spell the great smells.
Speaking of the diet, we are entering week 7 of being on the diet. As of last week, Carol has lost 23 pounds and Eric has lost 22 pounds. The program runs for a total of 80 weeks. The first 17 weeks of the program we are on meal replacement Shakes, bars and soups. After that, we will slowly work our selves back into regular food. Though this plan isn't cheap, it does come with regular blood work and meetings with the doctor on by-weekly basis. The best thing yet is that I'm off of both my blood pressure and cholesterol medications and Carol is off her blood pressure and diabetes medications.
At any rate, back to the Memorial day weekend. Carol and I went to the Memorial day event in Martell this morning. It was very well attended and the American Legion post seems to do a better event every year than the year before. They had a wonderful speaker who came all the way from San Francisco. He was a former member of the US Army Airborn who served in Afghanistan. He was a very inspirational speaker, a true pleasure to listen too. There was a number of folks their in dressed uniform including a Major who had served in World War II.
The American Legion post has been working on a new memorial wall. They have been replacing the original bricks with now granite ones. The new wall looks really great!
Well, I guess that is about all for now. Take care all, and always remember those who have served this great country of ours, especially those who have given their 'Full measure'!!!
Happy camping!!! Eric and Carol