Thursday, August 10, 2006

Denise's Birthday!

Today was Denise's birthday and this morning she was greeted with birthday cards from Devin, Desirae, and Nana/Max. It was pretty cool but it was also kind of weird to be away from the kids on our birthdays (mine was on the 7th). On the way back Denise did receive a telephone call from them singing happy birthday and she also received calls and messages from her mom and brother.

The only real bad thing about today was the trip back. Traveling on your birthday isn't fun (we started our trip on mine) and kind of takes some of the enjoyment out of it. We packed everything up this morning and got the trailer ready for travel mode so we could get gas and go back into town for a few minutes of last minute shopping (and eating). We got back, hooked everything up, and were leaving just a few minutes after noon so we did pretty good. On the return trip we went through Paso Robles which turned out to be a MUCH better route.

On the way back we checked our messages and found out that Stiers had the stuff to repair the trailer in so we called to see if we could drop the trailer off on our way back. They said that was fine so we made the trip over there. The only bad thing about this is that we have to unload everything out of the trailer and into the truck for the return trip. That was a bit of a pain - and it was FREAKING HOT in Bakersfield. Anyway, they have the trailer and will get it fixed up though they are not sure when we will get it back - because there is another problem they are going to have to order parts for. Either way at least it is going to get fixed!

Yesterday one of the things that we did was stop by a candy shop and they were making taffy. We had driven by the place earlier in the week and Denise really wanted to go back. So we made our way back there and they were running some molasses through the machine and they let me take some photographs of them. It was pretty cool stuff and Denise really enjoyed herself.


At Friday, 11 August, 2006, Blogger Donna Rae said...

Sounds like you guys had a good time - glad it was a safe trip and you have a few more days vacation.

At Saturday, 12 August, 2006, Blogger Brad said...

I'm glad that Gene got you called. I thought of it, but my day went bananas right after that and this was my next chance to think about it. All that to say "sorry" and that I at elast thought about ya. Belated Happy Birthday from your other brother. Ditto for Duane without the thinking of you on your birthday (since I somehow didn't know that again).


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