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Trip Start Jun 04, 2010
Trip End Sep 08, 2010

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

As the song goes-..Up in the morning and off to school (err ....Country Waffle at 6:30am).  The moment we walked out the front door across the street and 2 houses down from us there were 5 or 6 little geysers about 6' to 8" high bubbling up our of the asphalt, just what we needed.  By the time we finished breakfast, a couple of errands and got back home the City of Pittsburg  had their full crew out there digging up the ground.  So instead of doing laundry and cleaning out the fridge I had to change plans.  Water was turned off till noon.  I don't remember praying for  patience but the Good Lord must have been answering some burst of anxiety in my past, because he was teaching me how to use the gift he gave me many years ago, because for some reason I didn't let this set-back frustrate me.  I moved through the day a little behind schedule but none the less we got everything done,  Packed the car in the evening (instead of earlier as planned since there was mud and flooding everywhere). Dave didn't think we could get everything into the car.  You would think by now after 11 years of being married he would know that I knew how to pack and pack well.  I got everything we wanted to take and still had room left over. 
We dropped our truck off with Deacon Ken to take care of for us, dropped off an extra set of house keys to Tudi B, and Alyssa came over to pick up her set of keys.    Alyssa will be staying at the house while we are gone...gone...gone. God has really blessed us by sending Alyssa (and the whole Stewart Clan) to take care of our home while we are gone.  We are so lucky to have them in our lives. 
God bless everyone who will be taking care of our stuff and praying for us while we are gone.
History Of Our City
Pittsburg has been a city in progress for nearly a century and a half. Located at the point where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet, Pittsburg is a City of both progress and promise. The earliest recorded history of our town starts in the year 1839 when the Mexican government granted almost 10,000 acres to Jose Antone Mesa and Miguel Jose Garcia. Shortly thereafter the little town was named New York of the Pacific, possibly because the man who laid out the town, Colonel J.D. Stevenson, was a native of New York. This area soon became known as New York Landing and thrived on fishing and canning industries. Following the discovery of coal in the hills three miles south of town, the town was renamed Black Diamond in 1868.

In 1906 Columbia Geneva Steel opened for business, and by popular vote on February 11, 1911, the name was changed to Pittsburg, after the eastern birthplace of the steel industry but without the "H" for simplified spelling.

In 1942 Camp Stoneman was built. This was to have a terrific impact on the City and its growth. For thousands of GIs who went to fight in the Asiatic-Pacific operations during World War II, Camp Stoneman was the last contact with the United States. In 1954, the Camp was closed and the property was added to the City of Pittsburg for commercial and residential development.

From a struggling settlement to an industrial center, Pittsburg has grown into a pleasant community of landscaped parks, recreational facilities, shopping centers, affordable housing and planned business and commercial development.

Pittsburg is striding into the future, each day more prosperous than the one before. New homes, renovated older homes, new businesses, a historic district being revived are all signs of even better times to come. Additionally, Pittsburg's local government has expanded the parks system, improved the roads, increased commerce and employment, expanded the Marina and built a modern Civic Center to take it into the 21st century. All of this at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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bonnwl6 on

Good job Patty. Hope you make it to Texas before having to wash which, of course, you can do here.

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