Since I didn't know what the temperature was going to be or what we were doing, I came as prepared as I could. Julie and I boarded the plane and that's when I found out that I was headed to Orange County. Of course I didn't know if that was our final destination or just a layover. When we got to Orange County we were met by a lovely lady sitting behind a newspaper and it just so happened to be Patty. Then I thought we were waiting for her bags and next came Caren to my pleasant surprise.
On our final morning, Caren had to head back home and the rest of us went to the Beach. It was the area where Beaches was filmed. It was so cool. We walked around and saw all kinds of sea creatures and shells and had lunch. On the way to the airport, the group took me by the Newport Beach Temple to tour the grounds. It was so beautiful and special that they did that for me. I couldn't have thought of a more spectacular surprise for my big birthday!
When we got home, the celebration continued... lunch with Cindy and Julie at Minden Food Company.
This past summer we saw so many sightings of a Red Tail Hawk who frequented our roof-top. Such amazing creatures!
For my actual birthday... My Hunka, Hunka took me to my birthplace... Yosemite! We had such an incredible time. Jumping off a twenty foot bolder at Rainbow Pools for my actual big day and climbing Half-Dome a few days later. A few things to check off my bucket-list!
This is the little church I attended when we lived in Yosemite.
We rode our bikes over to the urgent care center that was at one time
Lewis Memorial Hospital where I was born.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
In the meadow the deer run wild
At Rainbow Pools
Rob took me to the Ahwahnee for my birthday... a special dinner and a special song dedicated to me:)
We made a fabulous dinner with items from our garden!
The day we climbed Half-Dome
Celebrating my big day with family and for Bubba's 10th Birthday!
Family and Friend time at the Farmer's Market and Music in the Park
After a few weeks, my toes still hadn't recovered from our hike up Half-Dome... Yikes!
A going away party for Savannah
Thank you gifts and cards for some special friends
A retirement card for co-workers
For S'more appreciation day I made the grandkids kits to enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite days!