We left California yesterday, stayed over in Grants Pass and arrived home today. We cashed in our free night at the La Quinta Inn. Scooter is a tired boy because he went to Mt Hood and played in the snow with Lisa and Clay!
It was hard to say good-bye to Paige, but I think she was ready for calmer days, following the excitement of the holidays.
We attended her swimming lesson at the Y. She is resistant to putting her face in the water, but I am sure she will get over it. She was having 4 days of lessons in a row. My son was responsible for taking her as Jayme was doing her pediatrician residency work. She looks so cure in her goggles!
Here is a collage that she made while we were there.
I want to say a few things about my knee. I was in excruciating pain most of the time we were there. It became difficult for me to stand from a sitting position and I had pain during the night while in bed. I had to use my cane all the time.
Then, miraculously, yesterday morning, I woke up without much pain and had slept well all night. I thought the pain I had been having was from sitting in the car for two days in a row, but I have arrived home feeling pretty good. I think the hustle and bustle of the holidays did me in, plus on Sunday, we went to the mall and I had a hard time keeping up with my long legged companions.
Anyway, I am going to try to pace myself. It was very difficult to feel so helpless and I had a several melt downs.
The drive home was very nice – cold, but no difficult road conditions. We did see lots of snow in Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Here is Mt. Shasta:
And, Southern Oregon looked like a winter wonderland.
We always enjoy seeing what I call the crayon trucks in Northern California.
It was a mostly enjoyable trip and visit with the very busy Mark and Jayme and their whirling dervish, Paige.