Monday, October 08, 2007

Tall Oak, Southern Ladies and a Rose

The saddest part of any visit with Aunt Vivian is when we have to say goodbye.

Vivian's trip this visit started with our visits to Peter, the tourist thing in "Old Sacramento" & The Capitol. Her next stop on her trip is to visit Nell who is the sister of her dear friend Mary. So we battened down the hatches and caravaned to Selby Ranch after parking the Musemobile at a Ticor facility across the street. Where Nell lives is a beautiful apartment complex among some beautiful surroundings and across this bridge.

It is also amongst some huge redwood trees.

When we arrived we were greeted by Nell and her son David. They are fascinating folks and very warm. Nell is a true southern belle with a great soft Georgia accent. David is a great guy to talk with ab out many things and does a great Huell Howser impression. I don't think you could find two more beautiful ladies than these two both inside and out they both glow.

Not only does David sound like Huell Howser but he also showed us some hidden California Gold pointing out this great old oak tree. Davis also pointed out that it is the second largest oak in California and no one knows where the largest oak is located. This picture is deceptive so I asked David and Scrabble Queen .....

... to stand in front of it - WoW!!!

So off we headed toward home stopping briefly at Garanzella's for a tasty lunch of Spaghetti (for the queen) and a meatball sandwich (for the meatball contender) yummy

I guess we cave become jaded about California wine since we live in Oregon wine country.

Finally we pulled into Redding and the Premier Resorts RV facility just in time to see this beautiful rose I wish I could send to Aunt Viv and Nell for brightening the day.

Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen 356 ~ the contender 322

Quote of the Day ~
"The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings." ~ Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949)

Margaret Mitchell was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her immensely successful novel, Gone with the Wind, published in 1936. The novel is one of the most popular books of all time, selling more than 28 million copies. An American film adaptation, released in 1939, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Hollywood, and received a record-breaking number of Academy Awards.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A visually stunning blog, and a riveting read to boot.
I wish there were more pohotos of the author.


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