A Family Gathering for Lunch

2017-1-11 Thursday, To Lodi for lunch: 63 miles ’round trip.

The plan was to have lunch in Woodland with my sis, Gale, and her husband who would drive down from Gridley. My cousin Harris and wife Barbara from would drive from Sacramento, and Murle Jean who lives near us would ride along with us. But… my dear sis was not up to the trip again as she’s been recovering from bronchitis. So… we agreed to meet at Lodi’s well known Michael David Winery’s “Farm Cafe”.

Lavonne and I and Murle Jean who rode up with us, arrived at the Farm Cafe around 1030. I set up the coach for a lovely time together, and when Harris and Barbara joined us, we all walked into the cafe for an early lunch. But… we discovered they served only breakfast ’til 11:30. It wasn’t even 11:00 yet. We agreed to head to the nearby Denny’s.2017-1-11b coach lunchBig Blue II parked at the Flying J Denny’s at I-5 and Highway 12 in Lodi for lunch aboard the coach. 

We ordered our lunches to go – I was the only one to choose a Subway sandwich and was back in the coach 15 minutes or so earlier than the group. I had, again, leveled the coach with the jacks and powered out the slides to give us plenty of room. We sat around in the peace and quiet of the coach as we enjoyed our meals. Peace and quiet is something very rare in restaurants these days – and we controlled the music so nobody had to listen to the rock ‘n roll Denny’s loves to inflict on everyone!2017-1-11a coach lunchThe lunch bunch as we paused for a photo. That’s Murle Jean (L), Lavonne, Dale, Barbara and Harris. We sure missed Gale and John!

We don’t get together nearly often enough, and when we do it’s a real pleasure. We chatted away a couple of hours. Murle Jean brought cookies and we brought cake so dessert was entirely too plentiful.

I had ordered our weekly grocery pick up at a Stockton Walmart and we had to be there by 1400. We’d had a grand visit and as we said our good-byes we agreed to get together again in the spring.

On our way home we made the Walmart pickup and were home a few minutes after 1400.

Life is good aboard Big Blue II


About FishWisher

Over the years I have posted many exciting fishing and boating stories here, but now in my seventies, it was time to sell the boat and find less demanding pastimes. All the fishing stories are still here! I will now post my travels aboard the motorhome and other activities. I hope y'all will still enjoy the fishing and boating adventures and perhaps peek in on my post-boating activities on occasion. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoy your visit.
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