Jo & Elliott's Huge Adventure

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Quotes for 2017

I love quotes and try to post my favorites.

Update: So much has happened

A lot has happened since we drove to Sacramento, stayed for 3 months with the new baby, flew home with the dogs and spent a couple of months in Plymouth. The girls hated flying. They were in two bags but Cloey bit through her bag in about 30 seconds.

It was an uneventful time. We flew back June 5 and arrived at night. I got a call June 6 that mom had passed at a little after 12:00 noon right after she ordered lunch. She went peacefully but the grief and shock is still new. We flew home on the same plane we flew in on and left our shell-shocked furbabies with Arik, Jessica, Eliana and Butters.

We spent the week burying mom when the the Rabbi was there a rainbow came out. I know it was mom and I saw another rainbow when we drove the motorhome back to Sacramento Dec. 22!

 Jaisa and Matt are going strong. It will be 2 years in April. Jaisa bought a condo and they are living together.
 Before mom passed I spent Mother's Day weekend with Sheera and had a fabulous time. Elliott spent the day with mom and she was alert while they watched an old movie.

 Elliott retired in December but he is still on the payroll until June, when mom passed we decided to move to CA. I turned 65 and am on Medicare!! Moving was a huge decision. I never have left MA or the BEACH. But the stars were in alignment and mom gave me her blessing I do believe. We sold our house in 6 days, passed papers Dec. 22 and then hit the road. We are at Sac West RV Park where we stayed both times when we came here and just yesterday put an offer on a house!!

Eliana is a joy and we are totally in love. She has 3 1/2 teeth and just started really walking. She took 25 steps when we were there. She will be 1 tomorrow, January 13!  Most pictures relating to everything I am writing can be found on Facebook. 

It is a new, scary, exciting adventure! 

Finally by some Russian intervention or some really nutty people Donald Trump will be our President. He is not my president and I will resist. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Heading west I had wanted to document our travels from Boston to Sacramento but much of it is on Facebook. However, once we got to Sacramento our lives changed.

Tentative travel itinerary from Sacramento to Boston

150 miles to Reno
260 to Elko
230 to salt lake city
260. Red desert Nevada
160 miles to Cheyenne
350 to York Montana
80 to Omaha/lincoln
160 to des Moines
100 to Iowa city
250 to Gary Indiana
280 to Amherst Illinois
75 Youngstown Pennsylvania
235 Lewisburg
425 home

Friday, June 17, 2016

Our California Baby

We spent three months of Eliana Marie's life in California. We took 3 weeks (Our stops were Nashville, Dallas, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio and San Diego.)
 and arrived the day she came home from the hospital. She is an easy, happy baby. We are so blessed. 

Pics of her are on my Facebook page but here are a few. 

We flew home after 3 months with Cloey and Zoey and are lucky they haven't banned us from all flights! just kidding. We were lucky because the flight attendants were so nice and the middle seat was empty so guess who got to sit there?!! On the way back in June we weren't so lucky. I complained to Jet Blue and got $200 back. 

In any case we arrived in Sacramento the night of June 5 and while taking pics and playing with Eliana the next morning I got a call that my mom had passed. I am in shock and denial and because we are back in CA, it is much easier to not really realize she is gone. 

We will be at Sac West for a month and then will take our time heading home. This is the first time in 20 years I haven't worried about my mom...still. 

Going home I will try to document our stops. It isn't always easy because of our Internet reception. 

Nothing more to say right now. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Baby Eliana Marie's Baby Shower


We headed to CA for 5 nights. The prime reason was to go to their baby shower held at Jessica's parents' (Karen and Randy) home. Arik and Jessica bought a beautiful house in Sacramento in which we stayed. Her parents are wonderful and we look forward to "hanging out" once we get there when the baby is born. We met Dee, Karen's mom, Randy's parents and Karen and Randy's 2 sons and too many others to name. We we were recruited to help cook (YES cook! ) and had a lot of fun learning how to roll, stuff and chop!

Along with the kids taking us to see ELF they also let us sit with them while Jessica had a 3D ultrasound. Those of you our age will be blown away by this technology. So meet Eliana....

          Opening presents at home.




THANK YOU!! to Grandma Dee for these photos though she isn't in them! 

More pictures!! Yeah