As we say goodbye to another year - it is time to reflect and look back on the great memories that 2012 brought us. It was quite a year!
Christmas came early for me this year.
I could have called this segment,
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
Although I am not sure that trains were actually involved. But we did have lots of planes and automobiles involved in this years AR Southern California Round Up. This was
not just a Round Up -This was a Three day event - and a slumber party to boot!
November 30, 2012
First up in the arrival schedule was AZ Desert Mom - Jennifer from Arizona - she was a complete surprise to everyone but me.
I picked her up from the airport at 8 AM
We came back to the house re-grouped and then headed back to the airport. It is a good thing it isn't a long drive!
I circled around the airport - waiting to pick up LindaT at 10:50 - where I got warned by the airport cop to "Keep Moving"
So around and around I went - stopping at 11:30 to pick up Mauigirl-Julie at 11:30 from Vegas. Boy was she surprised to see Jennifer! So, AZ Desert Mom, LindaT, Mauigirl
and I set off again.
Mauigirl had rented a car, so off we went to the car rental where I had her take LindaT with her. Why? Cause, although they didn't know it, I would not have had enough room in my vehicle!
Off I went again, circling the airport, waving to the airport cop as I went around. (By now I am sure he had my plate number......) Until it was time to pick up ~lissa~ but
being pregnant she had to use the restroom and stall a little bit. Why? Cause we had another surprise visitor coming in at 12:30 from Illinios! Magnolia Blossom!
The timing was perfect - we swooped in and grabbed Magnolia Blossom - circled around once, waved to the airport cop - who I am sure scowled at me, snagged ~lissa~ and headed back to meet
Mauigirl at the car rental place.
Imagine the surprise when I showed up with a car full! Back to the house we went - where we had soup and sandwiches waiting. Everyone made themselves at home and I was off again, back to
the airport (like I said, good thing it is close by) to get bikerfamily from Washington State!
I have to say, I would have taken pictures at the airport but I would probably have been detained by the airport Cop.
Julie - mauigirl, ~lissa~, LindaT -
Mauigirl, Magnolia Blossom, LindaT and ~lissa~
We were all settled in at the house with a fire in the fireplace, rain falling and full tummies - chatter echoing through the day and then it was time to head to Riverside
to see the Festival of Lights and meet bd.weld and his lovely bride!
Let me tell you - these ARPeeps are WONDERFUL!
The next day brought more joy! Peeps were arriving from all over! Many from So. Cal and also Candice from Oregon joined us.
Magnolia Blossom and Candice
I hate to forget anyone - or any thing - honestly, this day went by in a flash, everything was so wonderful.
First Lady Angelica brought us "Real Enchilada Sauce"
Triple Dog Dare - Brian and Linda
Brian and Angelica aka First Lady
Lower right is Noemi - the Queen of Baked Ziti
Julie and Cathy Myers - are they practicing the hula?
We played long into the night. It was a Round Up and a slumber party, all rolled into one!
How blessed we are! AllRecipes has brought me great joy, through the Buzz and through the Ambassador Program. Thank you all for enriching my life.
Happy New Year!