This week was one of seeing a lot of friends in between spending time with Loren’s Mom. We attended the movie India in a Day at Cinequest at the historic California Theater in San Jose with friends. We were also able to visit briefly with our next door neighbors – the twins have grown so much! I neglected to mention last week that we briefly saw other neighbors with a daughter who has grown so much too!
We had another great lunch visit with cousins near Santa Cruz, then played our first ever Disc Golf on a course at Aptos High. Loren and I just might have found a way to enjoy more exercise on the road, and at the same time be able to see more such wildlife!
We also appreciated having dinner with longtime friends at their home. Loren and I actually met courtesy of his bring Loren to his first ever Singles’ Dance, and he was Loren’s Best Man 25 years ago! We took this photo especially for her cousin in England, who missed Christmas in the US this year.
With Loren’s Mom, and, speaking in Italian, we enjoyed calling cousins in Alfiano Nata, Italy, then enjoyed a video call with other cousins in Morsasco.
Then we had another lunch date with one of Loren’s friends, who gave us a substantial number of travel tips to consider for our next overseas adventures. While Loren helped oversee electrical work at his Mom’s home, I enjoyed a lunch date with special friends from UUFS, helping to celebrate one friend’s birthday early. This friend is quite a talented artist, and you can just see her love of our other friend’s outstanding skills as a pianist.
Where was my camera to record my delightful dinner with another friend who drove up from Aptos? Loren also had lunch with another of his friends while a colleague-turned- dear-friend and I enjoyed a good walk and lunch. She again has her mailbox decorated festively. While writing of decorating, I helped with decorations at Loren’s Mom’s house.
Loren and I then had a lovely dinner date with another colleague-turned-good friend. After the meal I drew an amazing fortune:
“Travel and adventure will feed your soul in life.”
Oh, how true!
And, to finish the week so far, Loren and I joined the Choir to rehearse songs for this Sunday as we are preparing to be in the pulpit at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale. The service is at 9:30 – or – 8:30 if you forget to spring your clock ahead…