Category Archives: Family Fun

Another Family Day in Woodland

July 25, 2017 Home to Woodland, CA and Return: 160 miles We enjoyed a gathering of the clan back in January and enjoyed ourselves so much that we gathered again – and it was relatively easy to organize because everyone … Continue reading

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A Family Lunch Date in Woodland

A Family Get Together in Woodland January 11, 2017 Several family members live in Northern California and it seemed like a good time to get some of us older ones, mostly retired, together. I dreamed up a coach trip to … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016 and Growing Older

Christmas and Birthday 2016 December 25-26, 2016 Day 1, Sunday, Christmas Day, to Craig’s Castle in Stockton It was Christmas time once again and time to be with family. We would retrace the same visits we made at Thanksgiving just … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with Family

A Visit to Craig’s and to My Sis’s November 24-26, 2016 Thursday, Day 1, home to Craig’s Castle in Stockton Thanksgiving rolled around once again and it was time to visit with family and overeat. We would spend Thanksgiving at … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Gridley

Another Trip to Gridley 2016-10-31, Day 1, Home to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 120 miles It seemed appropriate somehow to visit my sis and brother-in-law in Gridley on Halloween because it’s just scary how old we’re all getting. Lavonne and … Continue reading

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October Visit to the Kids!

Time for another visit to Oceanside and my son’s family… 2016-10-13 Thursday, Day 1, home to Barstow via SR99, SR58, I-15: 351 miles It had been six months since my last visit to Oceanside to visit m’ boy and his … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond! Again! Pg 2

(This is Page 2 of our RV adventure. Page 1 is here.) September, 2016 Day 8, Labor Day, September 5, Greenwood Village, CO to Scottsdale, NE via I-25, E-470, I-76, SR52, SR14, SR71: 220 miles The time had come to bid Allen and … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond! Again! Pg 1

August & September, 2016 Day 1, August 29, home to Gridley via I-5, SR99: 119 miles I can’t remember a trip that I looked forward to more than this long trip to Denver to visit the kids, then on to… … Continue reading

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Family Gathering in Fresno…

2016-8-12 The Family Gathers for a Memorial Service Saturday, Day 1, home to Fresno, CA via SR99: 110 miles Not all RV trips are for pleasure, and this day’s drive to Fresno for the day and night was somber. My … Continue reading

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Another Visit to Gale and John in the Countryside.

2016-6-13, Day1, Home to Gridley via I-5, SR99: 125 miles It had been a couple of months since we took the short drive to Gridley to visit my twin sister, Gale, and husband, John. It was time to visit them … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond II

Our Wandering Return Home from Colorado… (This is page two of our Denver adventure. Page one is here .) Day 8, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Greenwood Village, CO to Scottsbluff, NE via I-25, I-76, SR52, SR71: 234 miles The morning of Day 8 … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond!

May 24, 2016, Day 1, Home to Winnemucca, NV via I-5, I-80: 366 miles I was chomping at the bit to see some country aboard Cecil the Diesel again. We had made plans to visit the kids near Denver over Memorial Day … Continue reading

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It’s April and Time to Visit The Kids Again

Day 1, Thursday, April 28, 2016, Home to Flying J near Bakersfield via SR99: 206 miles Three months, and more, have gone by since my last drive to Oceanside to see my son Dean and his family. This is a quarterly pilgrimage that … Continue reading

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A Short Trip to Craig’s Castle and on To Gale & John’s in Gridley

A Quick Visit to Stockton and Gridley Saturday, April 9, Day 1 to Craig’s Castle We were invited to Craig’s Castle in Stockton to visit family and friends during Allen’s (Both are our sons.) visit from Denver in the wake … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015 at Craig’s Castle

December 25, 2015, Day 1: Home to Craig’s Castle for Christmas with the family: Christmas was upon us and it was time to head for Craig’s Castle in Stockton to join the family for the usual dinner and celebration. Jacks … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015 at Craig’s Castle

2015-11-26: Home to Craig’s Castle in Stockton, CA It was Thanksgiving and time to join the family in Stockton for the big feast at Craig’s Castle overlooking the California Delta. We would head to Craig’s aboard the coach and spend the night … Continue reading

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October and a Visit to Oceanside and to My Sis’s in Gridley.

2015-10-22, Thursday, Day 1, Home to Frazier Park via SR99, I-5: 254 miles October rolled around again, as it often does this time of year, and it was time for ol’ Grandpa to head for Oceanside to visit the Gillespie clan. … Continue reading

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2015 Adventure to Denver2 + Arkansas! (Page 2)

 As we began our trip back home, the first page of this travelogue was becoming too long and unwieldy. It was time to start a second page for this long trip to Denver and Arkansas and this is Page 2. Page 1 … Continue reading

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2015 Adventure to Denver2 + Arkansas! (Page 1 of 2)

(Note: These photos are HUGE if you double click on them.) 2015-9-15, Tuesday, Day 1, Home to Winnemucca, NV via SR99, I-80: 342 miles If we were to make another trip to see the kids in Greenwood Village this year, … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Gridley

2015-8-4, Tuesday, Day 1, to Gridley via I-5, SR99: 118 miles It was time for another visit to my twin sister, Gale, and her hubby, John, in Gridley, CA. We would drive up for just one night, and return the … Continue reading

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