|We went to Mountain View to visit Edward and Jennifer. First stop after unloading at the apartment: Walmart for fishing poles and snacks!|
|Second stop: Stevens Creek Reservoir.|
|Twas super windy that afternoon, which made us shiver and have a terrible time casting properly. We had to borrow sweatshirts from our hosts because us Davisites didn't even think about a possible marine layer. Brrrr.|
|Eddie helped do the dishes (while Uncle cleverly "helped" by sitting on the chair so Eddie wouldn't tip over).|
|Davie, Auntie, and Uncle. The latter two threw a nice dinner gathering...that lasted until midnight.|
|Eddie and I shared a room and he woke me up at 7:30 the next morning. Eeeeeeeek, I was so tired. I knew what time everyone else was planning on waking up, so he and I got dressed (him in his space "shubble" shirt--used to be Uncle's), and snuck out of the house to get bagels at a local shop.|
|That day we drove to Hollister for the air show. Airplanes, fair food, and nice weather: we all enjoyed ourselves.|
|This was the only plane people could sit inside...and Eddie took advantage. Over and over and over again.|
|On the drive back home, I spied a giant compost facility...and got super excited when I realized it was ZBest. Some of my municipal compost samples came from there! I made Dave take a picture.|
|After swimming and hot tubbing that evening, my parents came over for dinner. Jennifer made chicken in a Thai sauce and I made rice and a beet salad. For dessert we had gluten free scones (see them on the tray) piled with Nutella, strawberries, and whipped cream. Boy howdy!|
|After dinner we watched a show (and the Edwards snuggled!).|
Once the car was all packed up, Edward suggested that we do the 8 Minute Abs workout. Ouf, I'm pretty sure I'd have been better off with only 5 minutes (or 1?)...my stomach and neck are still sore.
Then we had a quick In-n-Out lunch with our hosts and took off for home where we were greeted by two very happy doggies. It was nice to see our American flag flapping in the breeze above our garage when we got back: a nice reminder that the holiday is meant to commemorate everyone who has, does, and will serve our country.
|We got home on Monday with enough daylight for Dave to change the oil in his car.|
|We love BBQ sauce mixed with ranch dressing and it was particularly good on this salad.|