Mallard Bay Resort
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... t be home til tonight"
Someone inside said "They are bringing pizza and doughnuts for dinner"
I said to myself- this is the place to be.
about 15 of us watched Blade Runner, ate the hiker food, helped out papa smurf and mountain mama when they got home just to clean up the kitchen some. We all ate Domino's, shared stories of hiking, work, drunken memories. VERY COOL people, very patient, very kind, unbelievable.
... long' pants, and coats as it gets down to 50's until afternoon then the 60's. VERY cool breezes.
Got parked; sewer, water, power, flag out, all utilities working; AT&T internet good 'n strong; great meal at Red Lobster with COLD beer---can't get any better.
Our hope was that we'd get through Los Angeles and the beach areas before the freeway became too congested coming from the beach ...
... in return for their companionship. We had very pleasant phone chats with our kids. It's good that Christmas is more to them than exchanging gifts.
We went to a well attended pot luck dinner at 1430 hours. It wasn't really a pot luck as each table's "captain" assigned what folks were to bring. The rectangular tables, set for 16, were nicely decorated.
We sat at the middle of the table, side by side. More people came and couples sat across from one another so ...
... cities, the windmill farm to the west, the desert and the mountains to the south of Palm Springs. The haze was not too bad today and so the view was fantastic. Driving throughout the park we saw many of the trees for which the park was named, the Joshua tree only grows in this part of the state. Leaving the park we headed north west on Rt 247 and then south on Rt 18 to Big Bear Lake. The drive on Rt 247 was over the desert floor and uneventful; however the drive on Rt ...
... a year had passed when we did "Hotcakes for Hope." It's events like those that help me keep time in perspective.
Last but not least, Amanda and I just got back to campus because we went home to see our friend Jessie. Jessie has grown up with us and she is considered to be a sister more than just a friend. Anyways, she graduated from boot camp and became a Marine this past weekend. She was in Parris Island, South Carolina for the past three months and was only ...