WANDERING WITH THE WRIGHTS
October 22, 2017
Starting today's blog with grandchildren pictures:
|Vincent 8 months|
|Bella & Lily Vincent's precious sisters|
|This is a photo of the layout of Sugar Pine. It is very large with many cabins and wonderful activities for youth and adults.|
|On the weekend Jerry and I took a ride on this powerful locomotive that once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra Mountain where lumberjacks felled these mighty pines.|
|I am still amazed at the size of the pine cones|
|Jerry and I on the train|
|Half way through the trip we stopped to fill with water - these engines work hard going up and down the mountain.|
We also attended church on Sunday's where several ladies from the retreat I mentioned in the last blog attend so was great worshipping with them.
|My mom with Vincent!!|
|We enjoyed the cute decorations in the dining hall.|
We left last Friday and traveled down and through mountains. We were at roughly 4,700' and now at 279'
|Jerry Class of '69 and his sister Deena class of '82. Saturday morning we went on a tour of the high school. The man who put it on did a wonderful job and it was very interesting.|
|Teddy was left alone quite awhile while we were in Camarillo so when we got home we took him for a bike ride to a nearby park. He was a happy puppy. He gets SO excited when he sees the bikes come out.|
Earlier I mentioned the Camarillo House and the town Jerry attended high school in is Camarillo, CA. So where did the name come from. We have actually toured the Camarillo House on previous visits and it is beautiful. It is a Queen Anne-style Victorian. It was built in 1892 and is 6,000 square feet. Adolfo Camarillo operated his ranch for 78 years. He employed 700 workers. He was greatly respected in the community and bred white stallions. He was a good employer and his beautiful home was the center of many community functions. Today, Oct. 22, 2017 would have been his 153rd birthday and every year the foundation puts on festivities to honor him. So after church we went over.
|The Camarillo House today (if you look up in the middle you will see cut outs of Adolfo and his wife) looking down and enjoying the celebration|
|There were many piñata for the children|
|The beautiful white stallions|
|Mariachi band that was superb|
|All of the porches around the entire house were decorated|
Before closing I want to wish my brother Brian a Happy Birthday tomorrow - Love you - your much older sister - Carol :-)