Monday, February 21, 2011

TIME TO MOVE ON

Last night was a multiple celebration of sorts. For Jim and I, our last get-together with family before hitting the road. Son, Ken made his favorite brew, an imitation of Mirrorpond, one of his favorite commercial beers; good company while manning the Sunday barbequed chicken. It was a good copy, but for me, his pumpkin beer will always be the best.
Also, on this occasion, a family temporarily united. Kristanne's husband, Richard came with the help of his friend, Mike, and brought their household goods to the new place in Las Vegas, two loads over the mountains in the snow. The economy has leveled their former life in the same community. Now, Richard works in Irvine and Kristanne works in Las Vegas. Austin was excited to see his dad.
And Alec, giving his best vampire imitation, was happy to see his little brother and Kristanne.
It also happened to be Kristanne's birthday, so Laurie made a cake for the occasion.
 
 We helped Kristanne celebrate her turn to be 49 for a year.
 The kids played. (Their parents are friends of Ken and Laurie's)
 We enjoyed good food and conversation with Kelly and Jeff, the parents, and everybody had a good time.
And, we said our goodbyes.  Jeff, wrote and played a song about Walmart, and their 39 hour work week so they don't have to pay any benefits to their employees.
video
Unfortunately, my battery went out before the video was complete, so this is but a short sample.
It was a great to be able to spend several weeks in Las Vegas, spend time with family, and get my new computer off the ground. Today, we are headed for Palm Springs.

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