A week ago, we set off for a mini getaway in California to see our beloved Grandma Diggy and Aunt Suezy who live in Sacramento and Aunt Cindy who flew in from Texas. We had the most amazing time! There is never enough time, of course, but we made the most of what we had. We stopped in Redding for the night on our way down Friday and had some fun in the pool. We swam for three days in a row, and Britt was in heaven. He and Brady had several races, and Britt was thrilled to win them all! His flip turns give him the advantage over his dad, but they were tight races. Brailey and I laughed the entire time watching them.
After our scrumptious lunch, we headed south to our hotel in Galt. They had an indoor pool. At first, I was kind of bummed that is wasn't outdoor, but it was 111 this day, and the pool was so warm inside it was like being in a bath. It felt great! We spent a long time playing in this pool and it was fun to watch Britt enjoy himself so thoroughly. Brady dunked him a million times, and he still thought he could get his dad - he never did. His dad still has the upper hand on him.
And this is where Suezy saved the day. We had no idea how we were going to get Grandma Diggy back to the car. It was an uphill hike. She was out of energy. We had her walker, but we needed a wheelchair. So Suezy asked our Cabana Girl if they had a golf cart or something, and they didn't, but they did have EMTs on hand to escort her out. And so they brought the wheelchair down and wheeled her all the way to the car! Thanks to Aunt Suezy's good thinking, we got her out of there easily. It was nothing short of a miracle, to tell the truth. Diana made it through the day, but it was a lot for her to endure and she was exhausted. Having fun is tiring enough when you are healthy. But at least she was able to be there with us, and we have the memories and pictures to prove it.
We had an extremely long drive on the way home due to a wreck on the freeway, but our alternate route took us by one of my stores that is in Yuba City, so we got to stop there and talk to the sales girls about their Montana Silversmiths, and then we also stopped in Medford at the Boot Barn and I met those girls, as well. We may have found some cute clothes at both stores... It is a habit I must break immediately! But back to our trip, it was super special and a great way to wrap up our summer. Family is everything!