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Family vacation 2022: Glen Ellen CA

We try to get together as an extended family at least once a year, and traditionally we pick a location that requires us all to travel some distance.

This year (2022) we gathered in Glen Ellen, California, the location of the retirement home that Ellen and Rick are building, which is supposed to be complete in the late summer or early fall. It’s only about 12 miles from Dick’s and my current residence in Rohnert Park, but it required that the Livengoods drive from San Jose, and that the Blomquists fly from Minnesota.

The Blomquists rented an Airbnb on Warm Springs Road, and the Livengoods stayed in a cabin owned by friends.

COVID issues caused a staggered start for the event, but it turned out well in the end.

Activities were varied, as usual, and they included picnics, lunches and dinners; hiking; shopping; sightseeing; and even a ferry ride across the Bay followed by a Giants baseball game. Below are photos of some of the highlights.

Glen and Ellen advertising their personal connection with the location of the 2022 family vacation
Glen and Ellen advertising their personal connection with the location of the 2022 family vacation
Ellen and Miranda trying out the new Livengood kitchen
Ellen and Miranda trying out the new Livengood kitchen
Walking/hiking the paths of the botanical garden
Walking/hiking the paths of the botanical garden
Another shot at the botanical garden (this time Rick took the photo)
Another shot at the botanical garden (this time Rick took the photo)
Bodega Bay: schoolhouse from Hitchcock's movie "The Birds"
Bodega Bay: schoolhouse from Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds”
Pond at the botanical garden (by Dick)
Pond at the botanical garden (by Dick). The weather was great all week!
Eating at Grossman's in Santa Rosa
Eating at Grossman’s in Santa Rosa
Leaving the botanical garden. Sonoma Mountain in the background.
Leaving the botanical garden. Sonoma Mountain in the background.
Shopping at Railroad Square, Santa Rosa
Shopping at Railroad Square, Santa Rosa
Sunday, June 19, was Father's Day. Here's Grandpa at the botanical garden, with all 5 of his grandkids.
Sunday, June 19, was Father’s Day. Here’s Grandpa at the botanical garden, with all 5 of his grandkids.