I'm on vacation this week, enjoying my mother's visit.
Mom & I are back home after a trip to San Diego and back to visit a friend. Great road trip, six hours there on Thursday, and six hours back on Friday.
Stopped at the McDonald's in Gila Bend on the way there and back that must be just about the busiest McDonald's in the country. Perfect location at the intersection of two major routes. We took turns going in, so I took pictures outside while I waited for Mom. I told her they were road trip pictures.
This isn't the best picture of the sand dunes west of Yuma, but they were interesting to see. Even before getting to them, and knowing they were the dunes, we could see the color of the landscape change. Then, when we were across from them, we could see the dune buggies gong up and down.
The best part of the trip, of course, was seeing Nancy, and her daughter, Mary, and son, Colin. Nancy was the very first person to see me after I was born, except for my parents, so she's known me longer than anyone in my whole life, except my mother. I always love visiting with her. She tells stories I never knew about my father, and stories about me when I was little. And, I know I hadn't seen Mary and Colin in over forty-five years. Even so, it felt as if Mary and I had seen each other just last week. She and Nancy gave us a driving tour of San Diego. Then we headed off to meet Colin for dinner.
We met Colin at The Grande Del Mar, a gorgeous resort hotel.
And, dinner was at Amaya, one of the two restaurants in the hotel.
It was a perfect evening with friends we hadn't seen in years. No, we didn't stay at the Grande Del Mar. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express with a terrific breakfast Friday morning before we headed home.
Our road trip was everything I wanted, time to spend with Mom, a fun trip, and a visit with Nancy. The added bonus was the chance to visit with Mary and Colin. Perfect trip.
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