Grandchildren, California, and Burning Time…

Well, we got set up at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds for our northern California stop just in time for our granddaughter Hailey to make her escape from mama Crissy’s womb. We loaded up and did a quick overnight run to Atascadero to meet Hailey and help out the new parents Chad & Crissy as much as could be done in a day, then returned to Santa Rosa to give the new family a little space from relatives while they adjust to the new lifestyle. Besides, Jeanne had volunteered our babysitting services for the first 3 months of Crissy’s return to work. That would allow some bonding time for Oma, Opa, and Hailey, and would save Chad & Crissy a few bucks, sarcastically speaking, in daycare fees. So beginning around the first of August through October we will be anchored in Atascadero.

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Our home at Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Our grandson, Max, enjoying the local playground.

Our grandson, Max, enjoying the local playground.

Max the baseball star, in the making...

Max the baseball star, in the making…

Our daughter Jenn with her new niece, Hailey.

Our daughter Jenn with her new niece, Hailey.

Opa with Hailey, having a heart-to-heart...

Opa with Hailey, having a heart-to-heart…

Oma with Hailey, quite the pair to draw to!

Oma with Hailey, quite the pair to draw to!

Meantime, Mother’s Day came upon us, so to celebrate we loaded up Jenn, Gus, and Max and descended upon the San Francisco Zoo. It was a nice day for both the moms in our group. And Max had the most fun at the large playground.

Max & his mom checking out the penguins.

Max & his mom checking out the penguins.

This guy looked like he was having a tough day at the office...

This guy looked like he was having a tough day at the office…

Pink flamingos!

Pink flamingos!

There's nothing better than playtime at the zoo!

There’s nothing better than playtime at the zoo!

Look, ma, I'm still hangin' in there!

Look, ma, I’m still hangin’ in there!

This is the life!

This is the life!

"What's a bear got to do to get a beer around here?!?"

“What’s a bear got to do to get a beer around here?!?”

Our stop in Santa Rosa was brief as far as visits there go. As usual, Jeanne loaded our schedule up with the regular yearly appointments at the dentist and her doctor’s office, with some Jeep maintenance appointments thrown in the mix. And, unfortunately, we did not even come close to visiting with all of our friends in the area, so if we “snubbed” you, please accept my sincerest apologies.

This one was a bit short, not a lot to share other than the zoo visit, but we will be back on the road in a week, until our babysitting duties call. TTFN…

About rvrrat520

Recreational wanderers just livin' the dream while we can still get vertical.
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5 Responses to Grandchildren, California, and Burning Time…

  1. Linda says:

    Congratulations you guys!!!

  2. Tami Soler says:

    Congratulations on your second grand child. She is beautiful! Today, I heard from Chelsey. She will be having a girl as well some time in early October. So we will be traveling to Maryland in the fall. Enjoy the coming weeks with Hailey.

  3. David says:

    Congrats, Grandpa and Grandma, exciting news..Dave and Jane

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