Since we are hanging around our old stomping grounds, we have been busy seeing old friends and relatives. Now that we have a vehicle, we can drive to visit them instead of trying to arrange for them to come to see us on the coach. This blog update will summarize the different get togethers we have had so far, with two more to go before we leave here next Monday.
First, Jerry cooked a dinner for son, Shan, who turned 43 on his birthday. Here he is with his girl friend, Roxanne.
Last Tuesday, I met with long-time Hughes co-workers for a lunch at a wonderful restaurant in El Segundo called the Marmalade.
From there, we went to see Jerry's former photo teacher from his high school days, John Scott.
John had just returned from Thailand and brought back a very old opium pipe.
One last thing, John's beautiful house (located right on the beach) has recently been designated an Historical Landmark from the Manhattan Beach Historic Landmark Cultural Heritage Conservancy.
Then, last Saturday we drove around Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, and ended up in Venice to join friends for brunch.
(Stopped the car the get this picture, and Jerry almost got a ticket for not putting money in the meter.)
Then, yesterday, Andrea and Natalie (granddaughter) joined us in Long Beach where Natalie swam in the pool, and we enjoyed our visit with both of them.