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Apr 25, 2013 - Arrived safely in Antioch

We made it safely to Antioch. Someone wasn't so lucky on the road, a car overturned going over an embankment approx. 16 miles south of Tracy. It had just happened, several people, that were working on the tree farm there, were walking over to help them out. We had a great visit with David and Jane catching up on all the things going on since we last saw them at Emily's wedding in Sept 2010. It's amazing how much David and Jack are alike in their mannerisms, personality etc. They've even had similar hair cuts each time they see each other!...

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Sep 13, 2012 - The Costa's

Wednesday was a fairly quiet day. However, that night we had dinner with the Costa's. There is no three boys who are funnier than Len, Luke, and Lane. I have know idea what anyone else was talking about because I was in stitches with the boys. The are awesome and great. Thursday was a clean the motor home day and play cards with Dad and Betty. Cleaning is never fun but playing cards was a good time. It always has been. There was a moment when my dad asked, "what is the best time of your life?" He said for him it was when I was born....

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Sep 10, 2012 - Off to Antioch

On Monday, Jim and I said our good-byes to the Howard's and drove the hour drive to Antioch or my dad's house. My dad allowed us to park in front of his house allowing us to save some major bucks. Thanks dad. I have found that California is not an RV friendly state. Especially the Bay area. Finding inexpensive RV parts are virtually non-existant and one can pay an outrageous amount just to boondock. On Monday, my daughter, Melissa came over with her daughter Kaylee and we had a wonderful dinner. Betty is a terrific cook and during the week,...

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Feb 13, 2010 - Off to Antioch

Saturday we were going to drive half way to Antioch, but ended up driving the entire way. If you’ve never driven the I-5, it’s pretty flat farm land and ranching. Just before Antioch on the Hwy 4 bypass is a beautiful new, slightly winding road which meanders through a grassy hillside. There are many windmills here and lots of cows. I met Jack’s brother David and his wife Jane and their daughter Jessica. There sure are a lot of resemblances in the Purvis family. There was a lot of catching up to do. Sunday David and Jane came to the...

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Nov 19, 2009 - Can you guess where we are? (1st grade)

The state we are in is long and narrow and is just south of the state of Oregon. It is called "The Golden State." This state has the highest mountain in the lower 48 states, the highest waterfall, the lowest dry land below sea level, the hottest place in the U.S., the tallest trees and the biggest trees, the biggest telescope and grows over half of all the fruit and veggies in the U.S. and where most movies and TV shows are made. It is also home to Disneyland. Can you name the state and find it's biggest city?

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Nov 19, 2009 - Did you guess the correct answers?

The President who made Jelly Bellies famous was President Ronald Reagan. And his favorite flavor was licorice. The blueberry Jelly Belly was created especially for him once he became President so he could always have "Red, White and Blue" Jelly Bellies in the White House. He even had them on Air Force One and the Jelly Belly factory created a special holder for the Jelly Bellies to sit in so they wouldn't fall off his desk during take off and landing. Have you been able to come up with a new flavor? Also if you guessed "the City by the...

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Nov 17, 2009 - Where's The CoCo Locomoto now?

Oh how we wish you were here. On Friday we toured the "Jelly Belly" Jelly Bean Factory in Fairfield, CA. It is a suburb of San Francisco. Can you find San Francisco on the map? At the factory we watched Jelly Bellies being made from the beginning to packaging. Do you know what President of the United States made Jelly Beans famous? And do you know what his favorite jelly bean flavor was? Ask your teacher or your parents to help you with the answer. A hint: He was the 40the President. The factory makes over 14 billion jelly beans every year...

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Nov 12, 2009 - Leaving the Wine Country

The answer to the last clue was WALNUTS, ALMONDS & OLIVES. California is the only state in the U.S. that grows almonds for commercial purposes. It is also the biggest olive producer and one of the largest walnut producing states. Today we left the beautiful wine country area called the Napa Valley. Most of the wine grapes grown in the U.S. are grown in this area. The valley has over 450 wineries and grows over 50 different kinds of grapes. A grower determines what kind to grow by the soil and climate. Some of the big vineyards grow several...

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