We are so close to being back in California, but the boys need some off-leash time, and I look for a dog park. Ashland has one and once we have the morning chores accomplished: Potty walk for the boys, coffee made for me, breakfast for The Chiweenie Brothers, MissAdventure tidied and things in place for travel, we head out. The park is just up the road. It’s an interesting roundabout way to get to it, but we finally arrive. The boys have a ball.
After the boys have a good long romp in this park, we head south stopping once at another rest area inside California for a short break before heading on.
After a couple hours drive we are here—Hello Redding!—Negotiating traffic and eagerly looking forward to seeing everyone, I pull MissAdventure into my sister’s driveway and head to her door. So good to see her!
My brother-n-law is not the man I have known my whole life. In the year I have been gone dementia has set it. He doesn’t know who I am. He doesn’t know who his kids are. To him we are “That Girl” or “That Guy”. Heartbreaking. My sister has her own health problems, but no dementia thank God.
Home base is under a nice shade tree in Sis’s side yard, and I will make small journeys in the area to see my sons, grandchildren, and friends, and try to remember the layout of town! How sweet it is.
And this is where I leave you for a few weeks, taking a break from blogging as the boys and I enjoy our time here reconnecting with family and friends.
THANK YOU for coming along on our travels, and we will “see” you sometime in November when we head to our wintering grounds in Arizona.
Hugs, Shawna, Fries, and Charlie B