The Blomquists flew in to San Jose on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 25), and we had a lovely family get-together with both daughters and their families.
We spent Thanksgiving Day at the horse races — it’s a Livengood family tradition. On Friday we drove up to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and did a hike in the woods in cold but sunny weather. On Saturday Rick smoked a turkey and Ellen, Gillian and Miranda did the rest of the cooking. It was a delicious two-days-after-Thanksgiving feast, and we enjoyed another meal of leftovers today.
On Sunday the Blomquists had to get up at 4:00 a.m. for the trip back — they’ll be catching up on their lost sleep for another week.
We’re so glad they came!