Monday, October 31, 2022


Here are a few shots of Halloween in Colorado. (Nana and Papa were in CA for Halloween). That's Lexi under the white head mask.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Nipomo Grands

Following the Alisal, Nana and Papa took over the grandkids while their Mom and Dad went to Hawaii for a little getaway. We started off the week with two of the grands attending a workshop to do their BSA Railroad Merit Badge (photos of the workshop). Most of the week was school stuff with occasional meals out at special places and regular evening activities like scout meetings. When the parents got home, we all headed up for a private tour of the new Norgrove Railway (see my post about that). All the Nipomo photos start here.

Norgrove Railway

Railroad Merit Badge day at the SLO Railroad Museum

Friday, October 21, 2022

Fosters at the Alisal Ranch

All the Fosters spent the next few days at the Alisal Ranch in Santa Ynez. Very cool, all-inclusive getaway for about anybody, including families. All the photos from the ranch start here.

Our abode.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Wineries, mostly

Nana and Papa spent the first few days of their California vacation with the Underwoods. This included a visit to Bitter Creek Western Railroad, the beach, and several wineries notably Wolff, Rancho Sisquoc, and Vincent. The photos for this section of the trip start here.

The SLO airport runway is in the upper right.

At Bitter Creek, the train is sitting on track from the PB&JRR.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Dipsticks to Taekwondo

Thought we'd better get these last couple weeks of pics up before Nana and Papa head to California tomorrow.

"Where's the dipstick?"

Fall in the backyard.

Buttermilk is now Notes.

Nana and Papa enjoyed this jazz duo at Notes for breakfast.

We caught her last song, a PDQ Bach piece.
Fina is in the center in front of Liam (red shirt).

Lexi and Jonnie's new room.

In their bathroom: Jamie's Mom embroidered this.

Guess who got her first bar at Taekwondo!
And a sucker!

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Pumpkin Patch

The whole fam damily headed to the Pumpkin Patch today for 4+ hours of non-stop fun! There was also a final stop at Fiiz to quench the thirsts. All the photos are here.