Road trip

Unexpected trip home

Last week Ron got the week off because of work delays on the job. It didn’t take us long to throw some stuff in the car including the cat and dog and head to California. We drove straight through only stopping for fuel. We made it home in 15 hours and 40 minutes! We pulled into the farm around 2am. It’s always nice to wake up in the morning to this beautiful view.

Hang out time with the family

Ron and I got to see all four of the grand babies on this trip😊

Lathe time

Ron got to use his lathe for the first time. We found it on Craig’s List right before we left for the job in New Mexico, but he didn’t get a chance to use it until now.

He made this beautiful candle stick out of some olive wood that was intended for firewood.

Sourcing local wood

It’s been fun finding wood locally without spending a fortune or anything for it. We even got some avocado wood from a local farmer that Ron wants to try turning.

We have lots of oak wood on the property from trees we lost in the Thomas Fire. Ron made a wood mallet out of some, but it is so pretty I don’t know if I want him to use it😉

He also made this sweet little goblet from our olive tree we lost in the fire.

Even time for a tea party

I had been promising Josie and Dallan a tea party for awhile. This trip home we managed to do it, although I didn’t get any pictures of the kids partaking of our lovely tea. Their favorite thing I served was the little bowl of fruit snacks. Oh yes, Dallan also noted that the plates and cups matched and wanted to know where I got them.

…and then it was time to go back to New Mexico.

Now I sit here in my fifth wheel in New Mexico writing a blog post feeling grateful for the time I got to have at home and a little sad that it was over so fast. However, I really can’t complain too much, I have these faithful companions and time to do things like write blog posts.

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