Reno, Nevada to Prunedale, California – 7/19/2014

 

JULY 19, 2014 (Saturday)

 

 

We were out of our home by 9:30 AM. We drove along the river a ways and then go on I-80 and headed to Auburn and had breakfast at a Denny’s. Michael had eggs in a basket and I had an egg, hash browns, and two slices of bacon. We both had coffee. Was very good. Nice people who work there.

Fun mural off Keystone in Reno.

Fun mural off Keystone in Reno.

Denny's in Auburn.

Denny’s in Auburn.

Pretty woman, following me into Denny's.

Pretty woman, following me into Denny’s.

My eggs in a basket.

My eggs in a basket.

Edie's Senior starter.

Edie’s Senior starter.

Earlier in the week I had emailed one of my best friends (for over 50 years) to see if they were going to be home. She had emailed me back and said they would be. She and her sister (another best friend) live in Rocklin. We got there a little after noon and it was so wonderful to see them. It’s been a little over a year since I last saw them (I think). Got to see Carolyn, Marilyn, Marilyn’s husband Bill, Carolyn’s husband Chris, and two of the cutest grandkids ever. Got a nice visit in with everyone but wish it could have been longer. We’re hoping to see them again in a couple of weeks when we head up to Oregon.

Grand kids and Carolyn.

Grand kids and Carolyn.

Bill

Bill

Best friends since 1st grade!  Carolyn, Edie and Marilyn.

Best friends for over 50 years! Carolyn, Edie and Marilyn.

Chris and a happy grandson.

Chris and a happy grandson.

Traffic was pretty bad going down Interstate 80, but luckily mostly on the other side of the freeway. We saw some kind of vehicle fire that had it backed up at one point. The other backups, we couldn’t figure out what was going on.

Could not see through the oleander what the source of the flame and smoke was.

Could not see through the oleander what the source of the flame and smoke was.

It was stinky as we drove through it.

It was stinky as we drove through it.

Traffic was backed up on the other side for quite a ways.

Traffic was backed up on the other side for quite a ways.

Ugly.

Ugly.

Pretty far.

Pretty far.

Pretty hills outside of Vacaville.

Pretty hills outside of Vacaville.

The Bencia Martinez bridge looking into the Delta area.

The Bencia Martinez bridge looking into the Delta area.

Looking on the opposite side to the west towards the Carquinez Strait.

Looking on the opposite side to the west towards the Carquinez Strait.

Refineries in Martinez.

Refineries in Martinez.

Downtown San Jose.

Downtown San Jose.

Pretty church.

Pretty church.

Almost to Gilroy.

Almost to Gilroy.

We left around 3:00 PM and headed straight for Gilroy. Lexi had requested Panera for dinner. We stopped at the Panera Bread restaurant and got dinner and headed home.

One of our favorite chains.

One of our favorite chains.

Pretty woman following me into Panera Bread.

Pretty woman following me into Panera Bread.

Wonderful desserts and breads and entree's.

Wonderful desserts and breads and entree’s.

Edie and Lex had a broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl and I had a sandwich.

Edie and Lex had a broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl and I had a sandwich.

Edie and Lex had a Brownie each and I had a Cinnamon Scone.

Edie and Lex had a Brownie each and I had a Cinnamon Scone.

We got home around 6:30 PM. When we got home we got to see the cute little puppy that Lexi had found alongside the road a couple of days ago. She had found it a home and was on her way to give it away. 

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

 

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