Wednesday, July 6, 2011

California Trip

Hi all!  I'm finally getting our California pictures posted.  These are the first installment.  Hopefully the next installment will come in the next month or so.  :-)

Windmill fields in southern California.  Hard to get a good picture when you're zooming by!

We stopped at the Patton Museum somewhere in the desert.  Alas, it was closed!  But we could still be patriotic on the grounds.

Tanks make me feel very patriotic.

Our first stop was at Shane and Christy's.  It was a lot of fun to stay there for a few days and Cammie seemed to enjoy our visit, as well.  She quickly appropriated the Pillow Pet I had bought for the trip.

True to form, we spent much of our time in LA in the car.  Shane took us on a driving tour, where we saw the USC Coliseum. . .

The Disney Concert Hall. . .

And Walmart!
After that, we went up to Santa Barbara and met up with John's family.  As you can see, they had it all together.

Together enough to enjoy wine and cupcakes, anyway.  When you're in the Santa Ynez Valley, you have to do at least one wine tasting.  And if you can get cupcakes thrown into the deal, why the heck not?

Look at these little beauties!
Tom is a very sophisticated guy, so one of his lunches was fancy cheese, fancy grapes, fancy crackers, and fancy bottled water.

Yes, Kay, it was a great time.

We also got to spend time with some kiddos.  Here's Natalie, stoically going down for her regular naptime imprisonment.

Jerilyn and the kids.  How sweet!

Jerilyn and the kids, unplugged.

Oh yeah, and we went to our graduation, where there was a great deal of deep conversation.



Fierce debate.
Reconciliation (just kidding; there was no debate).

More posing!

And posing one more time!  Pay no attention to the fellow on the left--we don't know who he is.

And to close this post, here are Ty and Mom showing off Tyler and Jerilyn's new apartment, into which they  have just moved and in which they reportedly have a new kitty.


  1. Very, very nice! Took me back to memory lane and all the wonderful stops along the way...
    Where was I? Oh, thank you for finally posting and you will have to tell me the place you get wine AND cupcakes!!

  2. Congrats! Now go have some more wine and cupcakes! lol
    'love & hugs from afar'