Trip Log

December 27, 2022

Today is our 53rd wedding anniversary. Packed this morning and headed off to Flagstaff for a 2-night stay at a VRBO; Jeff, Danielle, Bailey, Alesa and me. Arrived about two hours before our check-in time of 4 so we drove by it then up to the Arizona Snow Bowl.

December 26, 2022

Today was the day to recover from the eating and TV watching on Christmas day. So we went for a family hike at the Riparian Preserve just above Gilbert.

December 25, 2022

Spent Christmas Eve watching football and getting ready for Christmas. Christmas day was spent unwrapping gifts, eating Christmas brunch and watching football. Ended the day by collapsing in the sun and watching 'White Christmas".

December 23, 2022

Two days before Christmas. Danielle and Bridget finished decorating the 'house' last night and it looks good. Alesa took Danielle and Bridget out shopping and to lunch this morning. Jeff and Bailey went golfing this afternoon while I took the day off to catch up on some things.

December 20, 2022

Alesa and I took a 3 mile walk around the water reclamation ponds behind the house. Jeff smoked a large prime rib roast for dinner. I hooked up our old Wii and the team started the build of Alesa's dream house in gingerbread.

December 19, 2022

Bailey scaled down the parts of 'The House' and printed them out as templates. The gingerbread was made, rolled out and cut to match the templates.

December 17, 2022

Congratulations to our granddaughter, Elyse, who graduated from Penn State earlier today. We are so proud of her.

December 15, 2022

Today is Alesa's, AKA Nana's, birthday. We all went out to dinner to celebrate and had wonderful meals at 'High Tide' a seafood restaurant in Gilbert.

December 15, 2022

Bailey is an architecture student at ASU and will graduate in the spring. Earlier this year, Alesa had asked him to design the house of her dreams and he has been working with her on it.

December 14, 2022

Alesa and I have both had a cough with an upper respiratory infection requiring trips to the doctor plus antibiotics and prednisone. The coughs are lingering, and we are now at Jeff's in Gilbert. It is far colder than expected with daytimes in the low 50's and the nightimes into the low 30's.