Still in Merced
Merced, California: Sorry not a lot
of updates lately, but we are spending time with family and friends and there
isn't a lot to report
other than the Google
self-driving cars are busy
day and night at their test drive facility set-up here in the now-closed Castle Air Base
where we are camped.
Mom is doing well, but does not like her photograph
taken. We have been visiting at her apartment in a care facility. They keep
the residents pretty busy with activities and field trips (a trip to the zoo and
a visit to Michael's Craft Shop this week), plus a one-week-early Thanksgiving
dinner are on the current schedule.
Dave and I have not been in California but a few days and already have consumed
our annual In-N-Out
burger. Dang. It is going to be a long winter in the desert.
Guess we will have to survive on tacos until we head north
in the spring?
I had a cheeseburger (with fried onions, i.e. "animal style"), DT had a
burger and a coffee. Our lunch was less than $7 total and gourmet all the
Listen to me. The "secret" of the "secret menu" at In-N-Out is that the
fries are really not worth the calories. Just not that good. Just have a
Listen to me.
Have I ever steered you wrong?
I said Steer...
I. Am. So. Funny.
DT and Brother Bill took Mom to her occupational therapist appointment this
afternoon and later the brothers (and their lovely wives) met downtown at a local Italian restaurant for dinner. Always fun to spend an evening
around a pasta-and-wine-filled table with family!
We are a ridiculously attractive family.
NOTE TO READERS: I will attempt to photograph the self-driving cars tomorrow,
but the shielded fences are super high security and I am super low height. Stay
Until my next update, I remain, your modest correspondent.
RV PARK: Castle Air Museum Family
Camp. A very small campground (like a parking lot with hook-ups) between
Merced and Atwater. 50-amp sites, with water and sewer. No bathhouse. No cable.
It's the only show in town. $25 per night.
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