Wouldn’t have missed that for anything
Sunday August 05th 2012, 10:29 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Lupus,Wildlife

Michelle thought of it first.

Me: When was the last time you saw your cousin Jonathan?

Ryan: I don’t think ever!

And so a trek was made over the reservoir and through the redwoods and we spent the evening at Richard’s aunt’s and uncle’s up in the mountains. Jonathan and his wife and young sons came north to his folks’ to meet us in the middle. Potluck salmon and salads, chicken on the barbecue, fruit and homemade bread on the beautiful deck overlooking the woods that Jonathan had built for his folks for his sister’s wedding (she has two kids now too). Ice cream, blackberry pie, dairy-free homemade cookies. Good people, good food.

And it was late enough and non-reflective enough and shaded enough by those towering trees standing sentinel that I was actually able to be out there. I cannot begin to describe how liberating that felt.

On our way home in the deepening dusk, a large hawk swooped near the road as we passed. Just to to add that perfect extra touch.

(p.s. at midnight: Go Curiosity Rover! Go NASA! Well done!)

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Sounds perfectly lovely.

And isn’t the name Curiousity Rover fun?

Comment by Channon 08.06.12 @ 6:30 am

how wonderful that you could enjoy food, family and the great outdoors!

(and I loved the pictures this morning of the NASA folks jumping up and down like little kids — and the message back from Curiosity — “I made it!!”)

Comment by Bev 08.06.12 @ 8:11 am

Wow! What a wonderful time you had! Great! The meal sounded scrumptious!!

Comment by Don Meyer 08.06.12 @ 8:54 am

Happy day!

Comment by twinsetellen 08.07.12 @ 8:07 pm

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