Sunday, December 13, 2015

Wandering With The Wrights 12/13/2015

We have had three wonderful weeks in Camarillo, California - Jerry's home town.  The weather has been gorgeous - it is actually raining as I type this and this is the first time since we arrived.  It is always interesting to take a drive as there will be a large housing complex and then acres of avocado trees, another housing area, acres of strawberries, another housing area then lemon trees, etc.  And always beautiful flowers.

Lemon Trees
Avocado Trees

When you have a lot of trash cans to move back to the ranch just bungee them together and go!
Teddy loves the soft cushy pillows on Aunt Deena's couch.
Serra Cross Park - breathtaking views - we drive up every time we come to Camarillo
Jerry had a brother 2 years older that passed away when Jerry was one.  Jerry knows he went to the cemetery when he was very young as he has seen pictures but hasn't been there in years.  The cemetery is in Glendale, CA right outside of LA and his family moved further up the cost over the years.  We went and visited and what an interesting place - the curator wanted it to be more of a park setting where people would not be sad all the time but would find beauty and hope.  There are magnificent statues and works of art.  More than 250,000 people are buried there including many famous people.
Larry is buried in a children's section called Lullaby Land
This statue and poem are at the head of Lullaby Land with benches to sit on
If you go further up the mountain at the cemetery and look down on Lullaby Land you can see that it is laid out in the shape of a heart.
Last night we went to Channel Island Harbor for their Christmas boat parade with Jerry's sister(Deena), brother-in-law(Tim) and niece(Ali) after dinner at Outback.

This morning we attended Trinity Presbyterian Church where Jerry's step-sister(Betsy) husband Dick and daughter(Britta) attend.  Dick is one of the pastor's as well as the choir director.  There Christmas Music Celebration was today and we were blessed to be able to attend.  Betsy and Britta are both in the choir.  We have had the opportunity to spend several afternoons with them while we have been here and have enjoyed that so much.  Betsy even made Gluten Free cookies for Jerry!  Her first experience cooking GF and they were delicious!
When in California you can have Fellowship after service outside.
After church stopped at Somis Nut House.  This nut and candy shop has been here forever and if you drove by and didn't know better you would never stop by the looks of the outside.  Inside however are some of the best nuts and candy you can imagine.  One of Jerry's favorite haunts since childhood.

We will be leaving Camarillo and heading a little south to Anaheim on Tuesday.  Jerry and Deena have spent many hours sorting through old pictures and figuring out family genealogy.  They both have really enjoyed this special time together.  This has been a wonderful time to visit family and enjoy gorgeous weather, and to see the ocean and mountains.  Thinking we just might really like living this RV lifestyle!  If you would like to reach us:, - 411 N. 6th Street #4489 Emery, SD 57332

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