April to June 2017
Returning to Paradise we captured the dogwoods in full bloom
and took a picture with the backyard behind us.
I remembered that I needed to cut down a dead tree,
so I got busy with a chain saw and an extra rope.
Barbara and I assembled a new patio set and took pictures
of the covered platform behind the master bedroom.
Now we were ready for the Old Folks lunch at the end of April.
A few days before the Old Folks showed up,
Joe gave us a tour of the Smucker's operation in Chico:
Colette and Craig arrived for the Old Folks' party first,
so we took a quick hike to the canyon overlook about a block away:
Back at the house we took pictures of the rest of our group
and some of our favorite flowers:
The next morning we took in our first Gold Nugget Paradise Parade:
After Mom opened Mother's Day flowers from Jennifer...
...we drove to Joe's apartment to celebrate his birthday
and Mother's Day with a barbecue:
We finished Mother's Day weekend with an overnight
trip to Aptos and clicked pictures of what's left
of the cement boat at Seacliff:
The end of May was a whirlwind of activity:
A trip to see Bev and Pat's new deck...
Mikayla's 8th Grade Graduation...
...motorcycle races for Tori (#2) and Cameron (#3) at the Chico fair...
...and putting out flags with the Knights of Columbus for Memorial Day:
Joe helped us kick off June with a hike to the flumes:
The next weekend I showed Carson Joe's favorite path.
We also discovered a mining claim and the Feather River canyon below.
We finished June with a trip to Burney Falls...
...and gathered with the Old Folks
at Bill and Lana's new home in Roseville:
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