Monday, October 28, 2013

A busy weekend!

Hi there everyone,

Well, this weekend was a busy one for us. Friday in itself was fairly low key. Eric did a few chores around the motor home in order to get ready for the trip to Tahoe this Thursday, for the wedding this weekend.  Friday ended with Carol going out with Scott and Cheryl to celebrate her birthday and Eric staying home and working on Cleaning the grout on the tile of the motorhome which has been making Eric crazy recently. Saturday morning, Carol, Eric and Charlie went to Old Town Sacramento to join many other Chako supporters for the Annual Pit Bull Awareness day. There was a great turn out of Pit Bulls and their owners and everyone got along great with others in the community. Our walk on Saturday took us through all of Old Town Sacramento as well as a trip to the Downtown plaza and walk the dogs through the lower floor meeting and greeting many wonderful folks!

As you may have noticed, the vast majority of Pitties were dressed up for the up coming Halloween celebration!

After the parade Saturday Morning was over, we returned to home so that Carol and Charlie could rest up by taking a nap. Eric worked on sorting through the pictures taken at the Dog walk event. Saturday evening we hooked up with a number of friends from Carol's office and went to Plymouth and the 49er RV park to join in the trick-or-treat festivities. The word is out about 49er, there was a large crowd there of outsiders like our selves. We ran into the park owner Chuck who remembered us from when we were tenants there. Charlie, the intrepid trooper joined us again for the evenings festivities!

All of the RVers did a great job of dressing up their rigs in preparation for the trick-or-theaters! This event is very popular with the RVing crowd as well. The park is already sold out for next year!

Sunday we did our normal house cleaning and more getting ready for the trip to Tahoe later this week! Sunday evening, we joined most of the Chako team for a potluck and celebration of those that have fostered for over a year. It was a wonderful gathering of great folks that just love taking care of dogs! One of the dogs was a new little Chako Foster by the name of Sabrina who was recently pulled from the Sacramento County SPCA.

We'll be back in a couple days with posts from the wedding.

Happy camping! Eric and Carol!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The annual family reunion

It was once again that time of year again for the annual Waite Family Reunion. This years event was another wonderful event. Though it seems like the event gets larger every year (we know there were at least 65 in attendance) this years event was much more enjoyable because it was a bit more subdued than it has been in years past. Maybe it's because we are all getting a little older! :-)

Though every years event is special, this years was especially nice because we got to see Whitney Conner who we haven't seen since she moved to Florida some number of years ago. Whitney came with her boyfriend Nick who was warmly received by the entire family. And, the two of them dove right into the whole Waite craziness by anchoring the winning team on the tug of war competition!

Also, once again, the Pot luck at the end of Saturday night was a huge success! Another special aspect was that though Whitney had to go to work on Saturday afternoon, she and Nick returned Saturday night after she got off work and they enjoyed some time around the camp fire with the family!

Here are some pictures and a video from this years family reunion.

Before you know it, it will be time for another Waite family reunion in just 12 short months.

Some other great news of something that happened recently is that Carol was recently promoted to Staff services Analyst for Cal-fire. Her husband Eric is so very proud of the way Carol has excelled in her career change from that of being a 25 year veterinary technician to that of entry level limited term Office Technician for Cal-fire and working her way up to an analyst position in just 3 short years. Carol, your husband is so very proud of you!

Stay tuned folks, 'cause in less than a week, the rig is pulling out for our trip to Truckee for the wedding of Eric's nephew Marq Wraight to a wonderful young lady Stephanie Chambers!

Happy Camping! Eric and Carol