|dusk at the famed Santa Monica Pier of California|
|view of the valley from Prescott|
After her visit, we spent every Saturday at the several series of her books based in Seattle, WA and Bisby, AZ. Her newest, which Bill bought and she signed, is the prequel to one of the series Bill had read. What fun for the fledgling author in me!
Dinner Dance. We also enjoyed the Community Library where I was able to borrow
7 classic travel books to help with my final edit and the Community Fitness
Center where we worked out every other day. There was even a little Farmers’
Market one Sunday after mass. A trip through the other side of the mountain
from Jerome, so we could watch Eysium at an IMAX in Prescott, gave us an
unforgettable view of the valley. But the highlight of our stay was the Community
Center’s Book Signing Event of the best-selling author of Arizona and
Washington (our 2 states!), J.A. Jance. Bill had read
|Book Signing Event with J. A. Jance|
|being towed into Phoenix at almost midnight|
|the tire and the tread|
The next day Bill and I decided to bring the RV to the Collision Center of Camping World. Some unfortunate happenings hurt our RV through the thousands of miles we had taken her: the orange pylons set up for road repair (they hardly make them wide enough for RVs!) and a campsite with huge rocks that you cannot see when you check in at night. Well, it will be there for 2+ weeks (paperwork for insurance included!) so we decided to visit my granddaughter Krishna who has relocated to Santa Monica and my sister Cherry who has also just relocated to San Diego.
|Krishna receiving me at her Salon de Nesou post|
Krishna is my 21-year old first apo (grandchild) who has recently completed her Cosmetology Course in the Seattle Gene Juarez Academy immediately found a job at Salon de Nesou. She was off on Oct. 3 to 5 so I thought we would be able to take her around the city. But it didn’t turn out to be what we thought it would be.
|@ her fave sushi place|
|with Grandpa eating on the sidewalk|
The 3 days were almost consumed taking their belongings to our motel (luckily we had a 1 bedroom suite so they could use the sofa bed at the living area) and looking for a new place. And we were also able to have some fun with her, shopping for international food items at the food trucks in Venice, California, where they are all parked every Friday evening, eating at her favorite sushi place, revisiting El Pollo Loco and Pinkberry frozen yoghurt. But the highlight of the visit was the oath I was able to make as a dual citizen of the United States and the Philippines! I truly have become an American without losing my Filipino roots!
|@ the Philippine Consulate in LA, taking my oath as dual citizen|
|their new apartment, upper floor|
|the Happy Misfits|
|Bill having dinner with the girls|