14 xii 2011 (part 2)
0716- almost to my grandpas house in Anaheim
0905- catching up on email
1537- hanging around the house while my parents went to the grocery store
Lunch- Wahoo's steak tacos with rice and beans
Dinner- Green Chile Dish my mom use to make all the time with chile, tortillas, cheese, and meat
Random Fact: At the soda fountain my grandfather worked at in high school they had not hot running water, so dishes had to be washed using water boiled in a bucket. Apparently the dishes that had had gravy on them were the worst.
It's always nice to be back in the US, especially when you get to visit family along the way. My grandfather just turned 97, so hearing stories of the past is always an interesting part of the visit. Today though mostly he wanted to hear about New Zealand- someplace he always wanted to visit but never did (although he use to talk on his HAM radio to lots of New Zealanders). I'm glad I can point people to this blog for trip details rather than trying to remember (and often forgetting) every story. It's also amazing how much email I had after 48 hours without internet.