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Canuck takes California by storm!

Jillsifer's picture

Canuck takes California by storm! (post #56783)

Had a wonderful lunch with Canuck and her utterly charming family today. SUCH nice people--all of them! We're meeting again at 8:00 tomorrow morning for an early surf date. Herewith, the Canuck family and Gillen at my local, ultra-casual neighborhood Mexican restaurant.


We had a great time and they're some of the nicest folks I've met.


 


 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #56783, reply #1 of 14)

Sounds great!  Color me green with envy.  Do report on all the gossip, food, etc.



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Jillsifer's picture

(post #56783, reply #2 of 14)

Canuck: taco and taquito, I think. But we were yakking so much that I can't be sure, mostly about various things they've visited in California. Also a brief discussion on our legendary traffic problems!


Canuck's husband: chile relleno and beef taco, I think.


Canuck's daughter #1: vegetarian quesadilla.


Canuck's daughter #2: taquitos?


Canuck's daughter #3: I honestly can't remember.


Gillen: two chicken tacos, beans and rice.


(Yes, I AM avoiding the use of names--I don't want to post anyone's names without their permission--she PROBABLY wouldn't mind because she DID say it was okay to post a photo, but I really don't know, so . . . for now, her family are "husband" and "daughter" with whatever accompanying number.)


They seem to have enjoyed most of California and said CTers were MORE than generous with wonderful suggestions about where to go and what to see.


More tomorrow after surfing! Oh, and as you will have noticed, her girls are absolutely GORGEOUS--the photo doesn't do justice to their magnificent eyes, but at least one little California boy thinks they're "really cool and really funny and really pretty!"



 


 


Edited 7/23/2005 8:55 pm ET by jillsifer

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Jean's picture

(post #56783, reply #3 of 14)

That young California lad seems to be enjoying close proximity to one of the Canuck daughters. LOL

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #56783, reply #4 of 14)

Well, he DID allow as how they were ALL "very pretty but you can still talk to them because they're REAL people."

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #56783, reply #5 of 14)

Watch out, girl...you are in for a wild ride.  Gillen is at the age where girls are going from being "yucky" to being "really pretty."  I taught third grade Sunday School once, and it was amazing to see the little girls all acting so grown up, while the little boys were still...well...little boys.  I was about 22 or 23 at the time, and while cleaning up one day, found a ruler one of the boys had written on.  He stated that I "may be old" but I was still cute. 



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Jillsifer's picture

(post #56783, reply #6 of 14)

And you still are! G and the Canuck daughters (and Canuck herself) had a few nice rides this morning. Unfortunately the surf was on the flat side so no real "shootin' the curl," but I think they enjoyed themselves. Jellyfish were abundant and there were two stings but no serious casualties.

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #56783, reply #7 of 14)

Yuck.  Don't like jellyfish.  Have been stung by them so many times while sailing.  One of our favorite things to do on a lazy day was to hang off the ladder on the back of the boat and just be pulled through the water while the boat was sailing (hopefully at about 4 knots...nothing too fast!)  My DH used to refer to it as "trolling for sharks" but we never were bothered by them, just by the jellyfish.


PS - Thanks for the "cute" comment, but now I'm almost three times that old, LOL!




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Jillsifer's picture

(post #56783, reply #8 of 14)

Feh. I know how old you are and you most certainly ARE too! Stingrays, jellyfish, sun poisoning . . . this motherhood gig is NOT for sissies!

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

samchang's picture

(post #56783, reply #9 of 14)

Sorry I missed this one: I was roasting in the Sierra foothills in a heatwave that made me feel I was vacationing in Death Valley. I hope you ate enough for me.

Take revenge on sea jellies and stingrays. Eat them! Although not the ones from our pristine waters, of course.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56783, reply #10 of 14)

We did indeed.


Can't speak for Canuck's daughter but G is thrilled about his jellyfish sting. Badge of honor, old war wound, etc.--the guy thing.


 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

SallyBR1's picture

(post #56783, reply #11 of 14)

What a nice meeting you had!

Wonderful looking family - I wish there was a picture with you in it too - care to post? :-)

About the ages, boys and stuff - we travelled with two 16 year old, actually Alex's friend just turned 17. He is a lot of fun to be around, was talking to us about "getting old", and said that he is very afraid of being like... 35 or even older

his main worry- well, when a man is that old, what are the chances that he'll have a "hot wife"? What am I gonna do then?

:-)

Priceless, totally priceless....

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56783, reply #12 of 14)

NOT 35!!!! Surely not THIRTY-FIVE?!?!?! Ye gods, a person can hardly expect to be ambulatory at 35, let alone want a hot wife.


But with proper attention to his health and all, he MIGHT be able to see 40, don't you think?


Actually, I think young boys' concept of time and aging is pretty cute (when it's not irritating the h*ll out of me).


 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

SallyBR1's picture

(post #56783, reply #13 of 14)

I thought it was pretty funny, especially considering he was talking to a 45 year old woman and her 53 year old husband...

:-)

MadMom's picture

(post #56783, reply #14 of 14)

And even worse...that 53 year old found himself a hot wife!



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