We have Arrived!

Trip Start Jul 06, 2013
Trip End Jul 13, 2013

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

One by one (in one case 3) the yayas arrived tin California.  Heidi, Mary Jane, and Jonelle flew in on Friday and took care of renting a gold Dodge Caravan, a.k.a. "Miss Goldy." They did some shopping and became acclimated to the beautiful California climate. After taking a 6 a.m. flight from New Orleans with my yaya wannabe sister Aimee, we landed in Denver. Aimee continued on to Seattle for work and I had an uneventful trip to San Jose.  I waited at the car rental place for Rita to land from Texas, then Ms. Goldy arrived and then there were five.

We rented a second car, a white Altima, and headed for lunch at Cheesecake Factory, then headed off to Carmel.  Rita and I desperately trying to keep up with Miss Goldy, as Jonelle said, like peanut butter and jelly. The drive took over two hours because the traffic was much worse than expected.
 After seeing our beautiful accommodations and unpacking the car, Nancy called to say she was waiting for her pick up at the Monterey Airport. And then there were 6.  We stopped at the grocery on the way back to the house to purchase a few liquid essentials - beer, wine, liquor and coffee. Went home for a cocktail, then headed back to the airport to pick up Bobbie.  And then there were 7!

 By this time it was 8:30 California time so we headed out to a restaurant, Rio Grill. The food hit the spot. We had also noticed around the corner a "Nothing Bundt Cakes" store and were looking forward to picking a few up to bring to the house for dessert, however, we were disappointed that they had already closed.  No worries, they are very close, so I am sure we will be back.  

We enjoyed a visit on the back patio before going to bed sometime past midnight, looking forward to a fun week ahead.
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M Anne on

Oh, I know y'all are going to have so much fun! Tell all the ya-ya's hello. If you go to a vineyard, bring me back an ice bag. ☺

Erin Riley on

The house is gorgeous! I'm so jealous!

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