After a great visit with Jackie, we stopped in Chester at the Lassen Gift Shop which used to be Lassen Drug Store. Was glad to see they still have the soda fountain! We each had a dish of ice cream. It was a real treat as a kid growing up to go in and have a milkshake at the fountain. They were served with a spoon b/c they were so thick. My kids' grandpa worked at Ayoob's across the street and he would treat my sister and me to a shake (a long time ago!)
We drove down Hwy 32 (Deer Creek Highway) to Chico. It is so beautiful! A curvy road, but so pretty next to the creek. Should have stopped to take pictures. We got to Dee's house about 4pm.(Lon's sister) Was good to see her. Was time to relax. Lon and Dee went to bed about 9pm (much too early for me!)
Today is Dee's birthday so a couple of cousins and friends came over at lunch time. Had a "salad lunch" and chili beans. Was fun listening to the cousins reminisce about their "growing up" years. Dee is driving to Fresno tomorrow to pick up their Mom. So Lon will get to see his (95 year old) mom again. She has been visiting another daughter in southern California. We weren't sure if we would get to see her.
Lon, his sister Dee (the birthday girl), and cousin Mavis. Was great to see all of them that came. It's warm and dry today - 94 degrees, 18% humidity. A little windy. Blue skies.
That's all for today folks! Tune in later for more updates. <3