Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vacations 2004

In August of 2004 we went to Lake Tahoe to introduce my son-in-law and my daughter's puppy to 'our place.' I think my son-in-law enjoyed himself, but I KNOW the dog did. What better place to run around and play in the water, chasing sticks and balls and swimming 'til your hearts content?

We went to Ponderosa Ranch for our annual Pancake Breakfast and Hayride. While we were there we discovered that the land had been sold to a developer and the Ponderosa would be closing that Labor Day. My children were devastated. They had visions of taking their children on pancake breakfast hayrides. I think my son took it the hardest. It may have been his first time dealing with the fact that try as you may, nothing stays the same forever. Here is a picture of the Cartwright Ranch house, just as the Bonanza gang left it.

My daughter and son-in-law sitting on the bull for one last time:

My kids think that my husband doesn't know how to have fun, so imagine their amusement when their dad came downstairs dressed in a hat with long hair and nasty teeth. They laughed harder than I had ever heard them laugh:

We enjoyed our week, as always. Nine days in paradise......$837.00

In the spring of 2004 we purchased a trailer. In October we took the trailer and went to Pismo Beach. It was just hubby and I and our golden retriever. We had a wonderful time. It rained for a huge portion of the week. Poured and poured. It's always a lot of fun to be in a small travel trailer with a big ol' dog sleeping under the table. It actually was.

When the sun came out we would rush outside to enjoy it. We drove up and down the beach. We explored the little town. We walked around the campground. We drove up to Morro Bay. We played more games of gin rummy than should be humanly possible. We had a very nice week.

5 days of smelling a wet dog in a small tin can of a trailer.......$$461..00. November 2005....Oregon.

1 comment:

heather said...

Sierra looks so much younger in that picture!