Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mark's surgery

Mark had back surgery on March 23rd. He is still in Mountain View Hospital. His doctor said he would be off work for 6 weeks to 3 months. I hope he starts feeling better soon.

Mark had to use a walker to get around at first.

These are the two bars along side Marks spine now.

The incision is only 4 and a half inches long.

Mark actually liked wearing comfortable pajamas.

His pain medicine made Mark feel "foggy" and he did and said some funny things.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

California trip 2011 Part 1

I traveled with the Idaho State Bengal Dancers
February 25, 2011, Friday
We all flew out of Idaho Falls on Allegiant airlines to Long Beach, California. It is so nice to be able to drive 10 minutes to the Idaho Falls airport, and Mark drove me. When we arrived in California it was raining, and yes, I and my luggage were wet by the time I got in my nice Nisson Altima Hybrid Car. (I really like my rental car, and it is so silent you can't even tell when the engine is on.)
I loved my rental car. It was nice to drive. It was a Nisson Maxima Hybrid.

Our hotel was right next to an outdoor shopping center.
We left soon after to walk to Mimi's Cafe, where we had a yummy dinner. This picture is of Katie waiting with the team at Mimi's Cafe.
Then we walked to the movie theatre in Downtown Disney and the coach paid for us to all go to a movie, Gnome and Juliet. I fell asleep at some point. Then we waited at the theatre while a few cars drove people back because it was after midnight, cold, and windy.

It was 1am by the time I went to bed. Katie's room is just 3 doors down from mine. It is fun being with a group of beautiful young girls.

I ate with the parents at Bubba Gump's one night. It was good seafood. And the restaurant is based on the movie "Forest Gump".

As Katie's team left to fly back to Idaho, I drove off to go to my Uncle Keith's home in Sanger, a suburb of Fresno.
This is his yard. He has a flock of peacocks that just wander around the yard.

When my kids were young and we visited Uncle Keith they had a ton of fun playing in the pool (which was actually filled with water back then)
Uncle Skip drove down from Sunnyville on Wednesday to spend the day with us. It was great to spend some time with my funny uncles.

The last night Debbie and I went shopping at Wal Mart to get everything on his shopping list. They are arriving tommorrow at noon.