Friday, December 27, 2013

Celebrating with Family

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with the extended Scott family in Reno.
Merry Christmas from the extended Scott Family!

It has been over 3 years since we have been here, so we had lots of catching up to do. Plus, the family keeps growing!
Uncle Doug with Vi and Tim
Our nephew, Tim and his beautiful wife Vi did an excellent job hosting the gathering at their house.

Tim slicing the turkey - cute apron!
We had tons of food (and laughter) and Tim cooked the best turkey we have had for a very long time.

What a treat!
Nicky and Kayla hamming it up

It was fun being around family for the holiday - especially the kids.

They were really patient and waited till we all got there before opening presents.

Nicky playing his viola - wonderful
Then the action started.  Nicky was an excellent Santa and delivered our gifts with a big smile.

Thanks for all the cards and gifts, Santa!

A special treat was listening to Nicky play his viola - very talented Nephew we have!
Lynette, David, and Kenny
David and Lynette took excellent care of us (as usual).

Having a good time - as always
They treated us to rooms at the Western Village Casino.

Very nice rooms right next to the casino.  Danger - us being that close to a casino, but we had so much fun and didn't get too wild.

Of course, we spent all the money Santa gave us!

Kathy and Linda
We had a wonderful time with our family and happy to see they are all doing so well.
Kenny and Taylor

But, it is time to get moving again. Next stop - Morgan Hill, California.

David and Lynette have reserved a cabin at the Thousand Trails camp site and we are going to join them.

Our kind of camp out. Looking forward to it!
Sparks Marina

Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas Holiday and wishing you all a very Happy New Year. May all your wishes come true!

PS: I have lots of pictures to post of our road trip. Promise to do that soon!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Catching Up

Even in the good ol' USA, time goes too fast. We have been in Washington over two weeks all ready and it feels like we just got here.
Happy Thanksgiving from Washington!
We arrived at midnight in Tri-Cities all tan and wearing our flip flops and freezing - it was only 16 degrees outside and we got some strange looks.

So, we have been busy shopping for bizarre things, like shoes, socks, jeans, and a car - oh my!
Frosty and freezing

Plus, hanging out with family and friends and enjoying all of the comforts and visiting all of our favorite bars - like Sam's Saloon.

I see Dead Animals...

It is so strange to have everything you want - just a trip to town away.

Of course, things are a lot more expensive than Fiji, so we have to have some control.

We aren't very good at that, but we are trying!

Moondance prepped for the season
Our plan is to be in Washington ~10 more days and then on to Oregon, Nevada, California, Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, and end our journey in Texas.

We got a big list of people to visit and it seems to grow daily.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  

Our gang at Vuda Point Marina - happy hour!
But, we are definitely missing Moondance and our boat buddies in Fiji. 

Rumor is that Masi, our Fijian caretaker, is taking excellent care of our boat.  That is very good news.

Hard to believe how cold we are now compared to how hot and humid it was in Fiji.  I am still trying to get rid of my heat rash - hah!

Cain always with a big smile

Miss everyone and hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

PS:  Below are some miscellaneous pictures of Fiji.

A toast on the beach - thanks Ed and Karen
Sri Siva Subramaniya temple (Hindu) in Nadi

Sefo and Doug at the Sunset Bar
Exit strategy - not easy