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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