Sunday, 27 November 2011

Letter from America, Part 2

It's now Sunday morning and I am writing this blog while I wait for Dad and Mum to get ready for church, they're the ones on the right, the guy on the left is Larry, one of the greeters at the church.
They attend Hollister First Presbyterian Church. Mum plays bells in the bell choir and dad writes a monthly column for the church's newsletter, not bad for 88 and 92 respectively. It is a warm, welcoming church, full of life and caring people, I thank God for the love and care shown to Dad and Mum during the years they have been members.

We had a quiet Thanksgiving, just the three of us, turkey, stuffing etc. I'd forgotten how much food gets consumed at Thanksgiving in the USA. Nob Hill grocery store had a two for one offering in pre-cooked 1/2 turkeys, plus mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, all for $10.00. I have enjoyed the endless football which started last Thursday and will continue through till tomorrow evening's Monday night football. The only disappointment was the 49ers lost their last game, still it looks like they will manage to be the division champions.

I pass this truck every morning on my way down to the doughnut shop, they do grow them big in the USA.
Talking of doughnuts, tomorrow will be my final day at the trough. The count so far is Days 11 - Doughnuts 16. So it looks like, even if I don't have any more, (fat chance) the Doughnuts have won the day.

Went over to Santa Cruz to spend a couple of days with Rich and Sandra, They have just moved out to California for work. The plan is for them to be here for two years. Rich's company asked him if he would like to work in the head office for a couple of years and Sandra's contract was ending, so they thought it was a good opportunity to see a bit of the world.

This is the famous Cameron's restaurant in Half Moon bay. Burgers beer and live music. The band playing the night we were there was not a Beatles band and they did not perform on the Ed Sullivan show, the band is called "Nigel and Clive" , never could figure out why the name. The band played lots of Beatles and 60's type of music, very well might I add.

Next day, Saturday, we went out for breakfast, can't remember the name, but the food was great. Across the road was this person, make up your own mind.

I leave Hollister tomorrow afternoon to go back to Santa Cruz. My sister is going to drive me to San Francisco airport for 05.30AM Tuesday, so I will stay with her and the family till it's time to drive to the airport.

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