Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Newest Thespian

Matteo joined the thespian ranks (now six of our eleven dwellers) at the Compound tonight with the opening of Gone with the Breeze, a production by the DCC Elementary School. And they did a great job! This show also marked the first time the whole fam damily attended a show (though some left at intermission, it was just a bit too late at night for the littles). Matteo's been added to the Theatrics page.

Like a zombie...

Matteo gave one of his flowers to his director.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

PBJRR 7.5" Donated to Bitter Creek Western

The last remaining track and right-of-way of the PB&J Railroad was pulled up today and donated to our good friends at the Bitter Creek Western Railroad (BCWRR). The 7.5″ Nipomo branch of the PB&J was the only 7.5″ gauge track on the system. Everything else was G scale and has been abandoned as well. Only mementos lay around these days, and a ton of photos. Very fond memories. We’ve already begun our enjoyment of various railroading opportunities throughout Colorado (you can follow along here and/or at To Shiny Rails). Here's the old PB&J 7.5" website.

Two switches are already being installed at BCWRR.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Wedding in California

The Compound sent a foursome to California for Zach and Rebecca's wedding at the Howard Ranch in Paso Robles. And, of course, we took the opportunity to visit family, friends, theatre, wineries, restaurants, and the like.

Fina did not catch the bouquet, but did come terrifyingly close.

Not the first time Kerry's done this!

Direct hit.

Who's that imp on the right?

Groomsman Matt with the bride.

The Men.

Fina with the happy couple.

Sandy and Lynn at Wolff Winery.

Top of the new hotel in downtown Pismo Beach.

Our Cypress Landing project from the roof of the same hotel.

Oyster Loft, Pismo Beach

Where we once lived is now for sale, again. $5.9 million.
The house we lived in was torn down and a crazy big house and guest
house were added covering nearly every square foot of land.