Saturday, August 28, 2004

Modesto Van Sant's

Last Thursday Stanley and the kids came for a visit.  Thursday afternoon I went to a friend's for lunch, actually we went to Hullihans.  It was a really nice lunch and visit.

Friday Stanley, the kids and I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  It was really nice, I had not been there for a long time and everything was very interesting.  I met a girl who was there with her parents and she also had the canine companion.  The first two or three times we saw her Brodie would not stop barking and lunging, it was really embarrassing.  The fourth and fifth time she finally settled down and only wagged her tail.  I need to really start working with her.   I ran into Marv, a paraplegic guy that I met through the support groups at Valley Medical, he is always so sweet and upbeat It is always really great to see him.  He works at the aquarium and also teaches and loves to scuba dive.  Corinne could not believe this.  He was telling her  how he gets out of his wheelchair, into his scuba gear and then into the water.  I need to start going back to the support groups because I miss the group.  After we left the Monterey Bay aquarium we went to eat on Cannery Row, a place called Louie's restaurant.  I had shrimp skampi and it was really good.  We sat outside on the deck overlooking the ocean braking against the rocks and listened to a band that was playing down below us.  The only bad part was the pigeons that kept flying up and landing above my head, nothing happened but you can imagine what my mind was thinking?

Saturday we had breakfast and took the kids to Raging Waters.  They had a blast with the water, it was perfect because it was so hot.  I had to have Stanley take Brodie and I home because it was so hot, on the way home it was 105°.  I feel bad because right before we left a guy was causing problems and the police had to escort him out, this made Robert very nervous.

Aubrey's visit

Aubrey came to visit a week ago last Thursday.  She wanted to establish residency so that if she decides she can come and live with me and go to college.  After she got here on Thursday we went to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get her a California driver's license and me a California ID card, can you believe we were only there for an hour?

On Friday we did a lot of running around.  Nothing really important but fun.  We went to Bed Bath and beyond and Diddims(not sure of the spelling).

Some other stuff that she wanted to do was to check out West Valley College, go to the bus station and get routes and schedules to get from here to the college.  Hopefully we got everything that that she needed to do and we also had fun.  She's going to come back for Halloween, she was here last year and we had a great time.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Neice and nephews for the weekend

I had a really great weekend.  It was my brother and sister-in-law's anniversary and they wanted to go to Hearst Castle for the weekend so I volunteered to watch the kids.  They were supposed to come down Friday night but David got bit by a black widow and was not feeling very good.  They came on Saturday and although David was not feeling very good we were going to have a good time.  Saturday we went to Quizno's to eat and then went to the IMAX theater and saw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  I thought Corinne might be a little scared because the screen was so big but she loved it.  Sunday we went to the mall and then got some pizza and videos and came home.  The weekend when my way too fast.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Brad Pasely\County Fair

Brad Paisley was awesome.  I went with a friend and we had a really good time.  I was afraid it would be a little difficult because it was as a buffet dinner before the concert but everybody was very helpful and made us feel extremely comfortable.  This was my first event without Brodie.  I was afraid that it would be too hot and too crowded for her so I left her home.

Last Friday Lisa came down and spent the weekend with me.  I had mentioned to Char that I wanted to go to the county fair but had nobody to take me and she told Lisa and she said she would be glad to go with me.  We went on Friday and Saturday and were going to go back on Sunday but it was too hot and we were too tired.  We did eat just about everything in sight, it is one thing that we have in common, we love to eat.

This weekend is going to be fun.  My brother and his wife are going away for their anniversary so I'm going to watch the kids, I'm looking forward to it.  I hope that it's a little bit cooler so I can take them to great America and Bon Fonte Gardens.

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Don Henly

The Don Henley concert last night was really great.  A friend and I had dinner first.  The food was great and we had a really beautiful view, it was at the Saratoga Mountain winery.  The ramp to get too where the tables are for eating was really steep and uneven, I crashed into the brick wall.  It was a little bit cold but not too bad.  Next Monday is Brad Paisley, I'm excited about that one also.

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Eric Clapton

My brother Dave got here with Aubrey and John Patrick on Friday afternoon, it is always really great to see them.  We went out to dinner with mom and gramps before Dave and I went to the Eric Clapton concert.  The concert was awesome.  The band that played before him was called Robert Randolph and the family band, they were really good.

Saturday we tried once again to fix my new bed so Multimedia Max can control it.  Rosie came over and we called Dan but it still is not working, they think now there is a short in the circuit board.  I have had the bed for several months and my brother and Rosie have been here a couple of times to try to fix it.  Dave made red beans and rice with sausage, corn and garlic bread for dinner, it was really good.

Tomorrow my brother Stanley and his three kids for coming to visit.


Two more days to Don Henley...