Category Archives: Family

Liv and Owe at Disneyland last Friday…

What a pleasant surprise to receive a quick email from Owe saying a friend had given them passes to Disney on Friday… and an invite to Club 33 – very cool!

But the best part for us grandparents was this drive-by pic of Liv @ the submarine rides:

Glad you guys had a great time and we hope to make another day of it with you by the end of this summer!

Come SnuggleBunny with me…

As our friends know, we can’t get Penny to step in to the Zone of Death… and for those of you who don’t know her, Penny is our rescue Border Collie mix. One of her “issues” is she won’t willingly leave the carpeted area of our home to go in to another part of the house… essentially, she lives in the foyer, living room, den and the dining room… not a bad gig, really, but still…

Anyway, Pepper-Do-You-Want-Her? enjoys the full run of the house and until Calvin and Cherry showed up, she enjoyed SnuggleBunny time with GrandmaCat whenever she had the chance.  It wasn’t unusual at all for me to find Pan, Dee and Pep snuggled in bed with Joanne in the early morning after I’d let Pep out of her crate (she’s a crate-sleeper).  After we lost Pan, Pep had GrandmaCat all to herself, although it was clear she was looking for Pan all the while she was in bed.

Then Cherry and Calvin showed up and as they began exploring outside of “their room”, the house quickly became divided in two: Dogville was the front / carpeted half of the house and Catville was everything else… it was hard to tell who was more afraid of whom – the dogs or the cats!  Anyway, it’s been nearly a couple of months now (geez, has it been that long already?) since Calvin and Cherry have been with us and, as you can see from this photo taken just yesterday morning, it seems things are working out ok.

A long time promise, kept and enjoyed…

Remember back in this post when I talked about – after 20 1/2 years of waiting – handing over the 160 to Owen?  Well, since that time he and Olivia have done a LOT of clean up and annoying / maintenance work on the bike getting it running perfectly and without oil leaks.  (Who knew that 40 year old gaskets would drip oil when called back in to service!)

Well, Owen and ‘Liv brought the 160 up on this visit and on Saturday, Owen and I fired up the 160 and the 750 and took them out for a cruise around Campbell.  Owen correctly pointed out that this was our first, joint individual bike ride together – ever… and how fitting that it would be with him driving the 160 (and to a lesser extent, me on the 750) around Campbell in the spring sunshine.  We headed downtown and grabbed a coffee and, in the process, brought back lots of first-time bike memories for the old guys sitting outside, drinking their coffees.

From there we cruised through the old neighborhood – always good for a walk down memory lane – and caught Al just as he was heading out the door for the day.  We tooled around a bit more after that, really enjoying the moment of just cruising along together, a coupla Honda guys riding classic Hondas.

So, the 160’s in excellent hands and we’ve ridden together… a good thing, no?

I’m thinkin’ that some time before the year is over, I’ll trailer up the 750 and head down to So Cal to ride in the Venice Beach Classic Bike Sunday ride… seems like a pretty good way to go, doesn’t it?