Saturday the 25th of June was one of our busiest days to date. It started out with just a plan to go to a Rivercats game in the evening, but last week Loretta called and said they were having Brandson's 27th birthday party at a Pizza place in San Leandro. Also, Saturday is the day of the farmers market here in Rancho Cordova. So, being the ever intrepid full time RV'ers, we arose nice and early to go to the Farmers market. There must have been around 40 vendors there where we picked up Blue Berries, Straw Berries and apricots. All really tasty summer fruit. Yumm!
After we left the farmers market, we then went to the FedEx depot to ship the laptop off for repairs as the monitor has started to act flaky. :-( Then, we stopped at Kohls and picked up some new shoes for yours truly. We had some Kohls cash that was expiring on Saturday and we didn't want to let it get away from us. :-) After we finished with Kohls, we went over to WalMart to see if we could pick up a New printer for our rig. You see Rosie likes to walk across the printer as she makes her way from the floor to the kitchen counter and has trashed the old printer, so we needed to replace it. Now, we just gotta figure out how to protect the new printer so the safe fate doesn't happen to it. Un-fortunately, our local Warmart was out of stock on that printer. Oh well not a total wasted trip, we picked up some oatmeal for a morning snack. All this done by 11:15 AM. :-)
We then swung by the house and picked up Bill and Sandy to head out on the 2 hour trip to San Leandro for the Birthday party. With Brandon having M.D., we don't know how many more birthdays we will get to enjoy together, so we have to make the most of them! Once we arrived, I got to get a flavor of the area that Carol was raised in. It was so cool to see some of the old places that Carol went to every day as a kid, even the old grocery store.
We enjoyed Pizza with the entire Waite family. It was a great gathering, kind of like a mini-family reunion. Five of the six Waite kids were in attendance which was really great to see. We all so cherish the time we get to spend with Brandon. He is such a brave, smart and talented young man!
The pizza party was over around 4:30 and so then we headed back to Sacramento to the Rivercats game. We stopped at another Walmart along the way and picked up the new printer and then still made it to the game on time. :-) The cherry on top of this very busy day was that the 'Cats' won, 8 to 3 over the Reno Aces.
Well, that was a very busy day, but a good one none the less. Today, I'm going to pull the bumper off of the CRV and check the bolts for tightness on the tow bar. I haven't done that since we first put it on and the trip to Reno in May took us over I-80 where things were a little bumpy, so I think I'd better check it out before we head to Zion later in July!
Happy camping! - Eric and Carol -