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  • Day34

    Meeting Tracey's Parents

    November 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Today was Wednesday, and tomorrow is Thanksgiving, one of the most important American holidays. Ian and Tracey were planning to spend it with Tracey's parents at their home just outside Murphys in eastern California, and we were all invited!

    Under rainy skies we headed off out of Walnut Creek at lunchtime, driving for a couple of hours up into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We arrived around mid-afternoon and met everyone - Tracey's parents Cathy and Ray are very nice, and had a lovely huge house to fit us all in. We felt very at home and welcomed, even though we came with three dogs in tow (Ian's dogs Dakota and Shay were with us along with Schnitzel).

    Dinner was very nice, though nothing fancy, and we stayed up until 11pm chatting and getting to know everyone. It was the first time my aunt Helen had met them too. Cathy was a former flight attendant and quite glamorous, while Ray was Irish and still had his accent and sense of humour, despite 50+ years in the US.
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