Saturday, February 20, 2010

Grammy and Gramps come to visit

During a rather dreary and rainy January, gma and gpa trekked from AZ to visit us West Coasters for a week (as well as see some friends and other family) It was so nice to see them, and show them around our town and Southern California.
We hung out a little bit during the week but between our church commitments and their friends, we didn't see them much.

On Friday, they stopped by to see the seminary and I showed them around.  Then they were off with Eric to the Wild Animal Park.  Leave it to grandpa to take this photo of a bird of paradise, but no real animals :-)

Saturday we met up early-ish for coffee and then trekked up to Julian where we explored the cute little town.  Julian is a former mining town turned tourist town with lots of fun shops, antiques, collectibles, kitschy home and garden stores, and old fashioned cafes and diners. Grammy and I both remarked how much Auntie Dee would have loved it.

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One of many shops with kitschy collectibles.  But grammy and I both found something!
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Eric and Gramps waitied patiently while we girls ventured into every shop

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We stopped at the Julian Cafe and Bakery for lunch
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They served our drinks in cowboy boot shaped glasses...loved it!
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We ended our time in Julian with a piece of pie to share, and took a whole pie home (wild mountain berry and boysenberry apple respectively, if you must know :-)) for Sunday dessert.

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We spent most of the day in Julian, so afterwards we relaxed at our house for an hour or so, before heading west to watch the sunset from Oceanside Pier.


grammy was cold. eric was goofy. [so, nothing new]


Doesn't this make you want to come out and visit us?


How bout now?

Don't let the wind and jackets fool you. We are wimpy californians. It was probably low 50s

grammy got really cold so I gave her my scarf

we go close enough to a pelican to pet it.

At the very end of the Oceanside Pier is a 50's style diner called Ruby's where we ate a light dinner.

I love when people come visit us becuase we do touristy things we wouldn't otherwise.

On Sunday, I made dinner and had Eric's parents over.
[the sunset pictures and those that follow are grandpa' camera battery died]

I had an itchy nose! and yes, I washed my hands before finishing the food.

Eric's mom brought me tulips. She was thinking of her daughter-in-law's dutch family :-)


Monday night was another rousing night of card games and dessert since grammy and gramps had lupper with grammy's niece.

Thanks for coming to visit us Grammy and Gramps! We loved having you
& we would love to have more of you here....hint, hint :-)

*As you read this we'll be on our way to Tuscon, AZ to visit some of Eric's relatives for a very short weekend.  Hoping also to see my first rodeo!  Blog post on our youth group retreat and AZ weekend to come!*

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