Oh, it was hot yesterday! The peak was 101 degrees in Stockton but it averaged around 100 degrees all day. At the same time, it was 64 degrees on the coastiside! I am so spoiled!
We were on the road on time, had an easy drive because of reverse commute and made our first stop to visit dad. Michael had not been there in a few years and was stunned at how well the entire cemetery had matured. Truly beautiful! After changing his flowers then cleaning mom's brother's plaque, we headed east towards the foothills.
It was so California. The hills were golden with just the perfectly placed trees dotting the hills. We drove through tiny towns including Sutter's Mill, the first place gold was found sparking the 1949 gold rush. The casino was excellent, empty and we all agreed that it was the best ever. I came home a bit ahead, Michael made money but put it all back in and mom left about two hundred dollars there. She still had a great time.
I so appreciated having Michael with us as I was exhausted. It was a long day after a long week and the traffic was difficult at times but he handled it beautifully. We both slept like babies last night.
Today, the housekeepers are due so I am off to buy a plant for the front garden and groceries. This afternoon, the focus will be to finish the financials and paperwork to send to the lawyer.