Thursday, December 08, 2016

Personal



Personal Stuff and Plans


7am - This morning Johana and I have personal stuff to do away from her home. When we return, my plan is to head down to Lone Wolf. 

At Lone Wolf, I must attend to arranging for Twayler to be moved into the RV storage area.

My Blog posts below are being published today, on the evening of Thursday, December 8th. The time of day in these posts, is the time that what I am writing about actually happened.



10am - Santa Cruz Diner
After the personal stuff that I wrote about at 7am, Johana and I went to the Santa Cruz Diner for breakfast.

This was a blue time for Johana, and myself. I was to say good bye to Johana after eating. Both of us were emotionally upset when actually saying our good byes. Both of us shedding tears. Johana told me, "I haven't cried for years!"
[Neither had I cried for years]

11:30am - Heading to Evie's home
Evie is my former wife, and mother of our two children. We divorced over 30 years ago. However, somehow during the past several years, we have become excellent friends for each other. I am sooooo happy about that!

I drove Little Honda.  Little Honda towed Scampy. Baby Boid in his cage in the front passenger seat.

Boid's cage sits on a 10" high stool so that he may see the sights while we are driving. Boid just loves to go driving. He looks at everything intently. And excitedly too! Boid is extremely comfortable when we are driving. He preens his feathers. Eats his seeds. Often sits on a perch very close to me. Sitting close like that is how Boid shows his affection for me!

We love each other! ♥️

4:30pm - Went to visit a friend
Paul Gouveia and I were good friends for each other! We both belonged to the same chapter of the American Legion.

Together in 1995, Paul and I formed an action group to preserve the Soldier's Monument in the City of Pleasant Hill, California. The Monument is a large concrete structure built to memorialize those who fought in our nation's wars.

Beginning with World War One. Then World War 2. Korean War. Vietnam War. And finally, all future conflicts.

The Monument had fallen into disrepair. Paul and I took a stand to save and protect it. And we succeeded!


Veterans Monument

My Blog post dated September 24, 2008 tells about the drive to save the Monument. Click [here] to read that post.

5:30pm - Paul Gouveia passed away!
I parked in front of Paul's home and phoned him to announce that I was here to visit him. Paul's wife, Marty, answered the phone and gave me the news that my friend had passed away last October!

I was six weeks late!


6pm - Evie's Hamburgers
In 1980, Evie and I founded a hamburger restaurant in the City of Walnut Creek. It was located just around the corner from our home. We named the store:
"Evie's Hamburgers"

 The restaurant is still in business. Thirty-six years later! I went there to eat. Ordered a patty melt. That sandwich was sooooo good!

Wall art inside Evie's - Walnut Creek

8pm - Nite Camp near Son David's home
My Son David died September 20th, 2010, one day before his birthday. If he had lived, he would have reached 46 years.

I had promised myself when I left that house in December, 2010, that I would never return. But time passes. And my promise to myself has faded with the years.




Elevation: 548 feet



12 comments:

  1. Looks to be a wet drive back, so take care as that rain moves in. Doesn't look like we are getting any here in SoCal, alas, so you might be able to stay ahead of it depending on when you leave. Safe travels!

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    1. Hi Ray,

      When I published my 7am Blog post today, I had intended to head south this morning for Lone Wolf.

      As you may read, I still have not begun my Lone Wolf trip.

      It's been raining since I arrived in Santa Cruz yesterday. Has the back of the drought been broken?

      Tioga George

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  2. Hi George,
    Just wanted to say hi. I wish I could have helped with those propane tank bolts.... Any way, just wishing you the best and safe travels....

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    1. Hi Jack,

      Thank you sooooo much for wanting to help with those propane tank tie-down bolts. I sure would have liked to meet you!

      Tioga George


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    1. Hi OAT,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      Tioga George

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  4. Great plan Gman... I once left my TT in storage and used my Cabover to boondock. I loved the freedom! Good luck!

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    1. Hi Rubber,

      Thank you for your nice compliment about my plan!

      And, thank you for sharing.

      Tioga George

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  5. George, if you have some freezing days and nights at Lone Wolf, don't forget to winterize tanks, plumbing, traps, and John when you put Twayler in storage.

    Dee

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Thank you for your advice. I promise NOT to forget.

      Tioga George

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  6. awe, I am so happy your reunited with your daughter..Enjoy every moment together ...I am so happy to be living the vagabond life through your blog again ...and I hope that my husband and I will be able to be vegabonders after he retires... I just love all your stories and advise on the vegabonders life ..

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    1. Hi LaDawn,

      Thank you sooooo much for your words about my daughter and myself.

      I am concerned about her. About how she is doing this evening. I phoned around 9pm, and she did not answer. I left a voicemail.

      Tioga George

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