We are back from our 10 day trip to visit our son, DIL and 3 1/2 year old granddaughter in Berkeley.
Came home with 9 jars of homemade preserves/jam plus one plum BBQ sauce. Are going to be sending some jam across the street to our neighbor who brought in the mail and watered the plants!
We also came home to the usual post-vacation empty frig and pile of laundry - 11 days worth.
Exhaustion too. The dog is now 11 years old and couldn't sleep during the day for the most part while we were visiting both due to her own need to keep track of everyone and everything that was happening and due to the different noises and pace of the day. She had a good time but will be catching up for days as will we.
As far as I know I still am on for my foot surgery this Friday and will hear today when and where to go get my pre-op Covid test.
We were concerned about places being open for us to stop as needed so we took the very un-scenic route of I-5 from northern LA to near Sacramento and then cut over to Berkeley. It worked great. Since that is the major north-south truck route, the frequently spaced state operated rest stops along the freeway were clean and almost everyone stopping wore a mask and didn't linger. There are pet relief areas as well. We packed a lunch and stop midway had nice clean and shaded picnic tables. We will keep using this route as long as the pandemic rages.
So glad we went on this trip! Hopefully we can go again in the Nov-Dec time frame once my foot has healed.
Check in tomorrow for our grandparenting activity summary with photos!
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