Wednesday, December 27, 2017


We spent the weekend in Ventura about four years ago in 2013.  At some point after that my computer crashed and I lost my photos of this restaurant and of our trip.  The only photos I have of our mini vacation were those that I had posted on an older blog that is closed down now. 

Since we are heading back up the coast in January to go to San Luis Obispo area, I'm hoping to pull off in Ventura and go to this place for a quick snack or at least a drive around the area to see if it's changed much.  It's not that far off the freeway so I think we can make the time for it.

Our weather here in the mountains has been unusually mild for this time of year.  We have our grandson with us until tomorrow when we go back down the mountain to pick up two more grandkids and spend the day doing kid stuff with them and then a family pizza dinner at a place I haven't been to in a long time.  Today we leave in a bit to take our grandson up to Big Bear to get him away from "screen" time and out in the fresh air.  Hope the crowds are too crazy.

This week has been so nice as I don't have the pleasure anymore of seeing my grandkids very often since they all live so far away. 

Some Christmas day photos of the 3 grandkids. 

Waiting for the fun to begin after just arriving at their Uncle's house.

This ball is going to provide a lot of laughter very soon after this pic was taken.

It's a big cellophane ball that gets unwrapped by a person until the next person to the left who is holding the dice gets "doubles" then the ball gets moved.  The thing about it is there are presents hiding in the layers and then at the end there is some money.  So it gets very competitive to try and roll doubles.  There were five adults and three kids playing. 

These two are exactly a year apart by 2 days both born in June 25 and 27.  We watched them quite a bit up until their ages of 5 and 6, when the 5 year old moved away with her family up to Bend.  They were always about this difference in height.  I just had to check again to see if that still held true. 

She is now 10 and will be 11 this coming June.


cat's momma said...

That was fun for me to see the photos of the kids, and the game sounds like it was fun and probably got really crazy! So that is John's place. I wish we could all get together some holiday and Hannah could experience a holiday with her cousins!

Lowcarb team member said...

That game does sound fun.
Lovely seeing your photographs, thanks for sharing them here.

All the best Jan

Connie said...

Sounds like a fun Christmas. Cute pictures! I've seen that game played on a video. I bet they had a great time playing it.

sandy said...

just saw the comments, thanks! Yeah it really got everybody excited to get to the nucleus of the ball.

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