Saturday, May 21, 2011

Not Just A House, A Home.

Toby in his living room.
We arrived safely in Sacramento after a 13 hour drive from Tucson.  Mary Anne and Charles had dinner ready for us; an eggplant dish that was delicious.  Toby the Spaniel was very glad to see us.  He slept by my chair during dinner.  We talked until way past our bedtimes.

The next two days were spent getting aquainted with the runnings of the house and garden.  Both are very beautiful, but extremely comfortable.  One evening, there was a dinner party with several family members for us to meet.  In an odd twist, Bill and Charles are related.  Bill's great Grandfather is Charles great great Grandfather.  We met on Facebook, when Bill and Mary Anne had a mutual friend, and Mary Anne commented that her husband's grandmother was a Willmon.  And the rest, as they say, is history. 

They are now in the air, on their way to Athens, via Dallas and Madrid.  A long trip, but full of adventure and new places.  Dr Suess was right!  Oh the places you will go!  But only if you allow yourself.
Mary Anne and Charles at the airport ready to fly away. 

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