Goodbye Lopez Home – Reg and Judy

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It was time to start our drive to the Chapel Hill church. So we changed into our church outfits and said goodbye to Reg and Judy’s home, The Lopez House. Into my city sedan we all sat. We were to return by the same road that took us to the Lopez house. Not wanting to be called a “Winnie” and to prove to Judy that I already had a pair. I forged the river quickly with my city sedan and after hearing a giant bolder crash into my car we were soon on the other side. Watching out for giant potholes and new fallen rocks we drove the country road back to civilization. We dropped Alex and Whit off at their car and soon we were heading up to the Chapel. We arrived with a little time to spare and I dropped the girls off and I drove up a mountain so I could park the car. After parking I had to trek back to the Chapel.

You could say that there were lots of gentlemen at the wedding because it seems like all men are dropping their ladies off at the Chapel and then driving their car up another mountain to park and trek back to the Chapel. The wedding was very nice but all I could think about was how much money was spent on the ladies hair styles as the wind whipped everyone’s hair into a windblown style. The ceremony continued until Paula and John were now husband and wife. With the wedding ceremony over we needed to head over to the reception. Yes that meant that we now had to climb up the mountain to my parked car. Just a little winded we all arrived at the top of the hill and sat down inside the car. Rested we were soon driving off to the reception that was to take place in Pasa Roles, CA at the Park Ballroom.

The reception was very beautiful and it followed the traditional wedding reception. We found a table and soon were enjoying a glass of wine. Ellen, Jerry, Joined us at our table and we talked and enjoyed the reception. The reception was almost over when we choose to leave and return to Judy’s Cayucas beach home for Saturday night. Prior to stopping at the beach house we dropped Judy off at Reg’s home on the wharf. We found the girls (Alex and Whitney) asleep in the cottage so we headed to our room and we were soon fast asleep. Awaking the next morning I am greeted by Judy, Alex and Whitney all talking about Marti’s visit last night. The next thing I remember is the visit with Ellen and Jay who arrive with breakfast. Next I am enjoying some coffee and breakfast. After a pleasant visit we all say goodbye and we are heading north up to Aptos, CA. our home.


Our Weekend with Judy and the Paula and John Wedding

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This weekend is a busy one for Marti and me. We are planning to spend Friday night at Judy’s home in Cayucas, CA. Enjoy a beautiful morning watching Morrow bay and the rock before heading to Arroyo Grande to meet Alex and Whitney for breakfast and then heading over to see Reg’s and Judy’s just- completed Lopez Lake home. After taking the tour of the new home we will head out to watch John and Paula recite their wedding vows at “The Chapel Hill” church. Then it is off to the reception that will take place in Pasa Roles at the Park Ballroom. At the end of the reception we will return to Judy’s Cayucas beach home for Saturday night. In the morning we will visit with Ellen and Jay before returning to Aptos, CA.

Through the county and over the pass we are on our way to Judy’s beach house. The drive is very pleasant and the valley is beautiful with farms, vineyards, and the coastal hills in the distance. Before arriving we stop in Templeton, CA to enjoy our dinner. Our first choice is a small place that Marti remembered from another time however it is booked solid and we do not want to wait until after 8:00 pm so down the street we go. Lucky us, we are able to just walk right in and be seated at the original A J Spurs restaurant. We waited for about ten minutes before our server arrived with a large bowl of soup and two serving bowls. We were informed that the soup, salad, main course, and dessert were included with the meal. I wish I knew that before being seated, oh well it was too late now. Hungry, I looked over the menu and choose a bacon cheese burger and Marti selected a flat-iron steak. We ordered and then started on the soup. The soup was very good with a hearty stock, real vegetables and nice size pieces of meat. On the table were some crackers to accompany the soup. The crackers were your standard fare, saltines, Hi Ho, and some short bread sticks. No one refilled the crackers so if you both ate one type it was possible to run out. Next the salad arrived. It was your basic green Iceberg salad with crushed croton, blue cheese dressing, with some crushed blue cheese on top and some old carrot strips. The salad would have been better without the old carrot strips. The main course arrived. The flat-iron steak was hot and cooked as ordered. It was served with some rice on the side and Marti was happy with her meal. My burger was ok but it was no better than a double whopper at BK. We asked for Ice Cream for our dessert and were served some Ice Cream that had been in the freezer way too long. The ice cream came packed with ice drops throughout. (Hint: My suggestion is to order the soup and salad less the carrot strips. You will enjoy your meal.)