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October is the time for our annual trip to Reno to visit with the Prohaska family. We stay at the Gold Ranch RV park in Verdi. I’ve posted about our trips here before. You will see how the kids have grown!

This time we got a different space from our normal one. Way to the top of the park in space 31. We had an awesome view of the mountains out our front window. Especially, when the rain and wind storms hit. It even snowed. It rained so hard that water was coming in our bedroom slide. A rubber seal was not in the right spot.

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In the month we were here we did many things with the kids. They are really, really busy kids. Chloe is now 7 and Noah is 5. Lucy will be 3 in February. They are growing so fast.

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We had a really nice day and went bike riding on the trail that goes all the way to Verdi.

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Lucy has a bike that she can walk/ride. No pedals yet. She loves it and like to keep up with mom and dad.

One another nice day, Joe, Ben, Chloe, Noah, Dale and I went to what the kids call Crystal Mountain behind Verdi. The road goes back in the forest with many boondocking sites and campgrounds. The kids can take only one rock home as they come here often. They have quite a collection.

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I filled a 5 gallon bucket with small white rock for our lot in Sutherlin. It was very heavy and the guys carried it. I haven’t had a chance to spread it out front yet as it has been raining since we got back.

We always look forward to October and time with the grandchildren and the big kids!

We also take a couple of weeks in November to visit with Dale’s mom, Doris.

It was her 91st birthday at this visit and we had a party with friends.

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left: Robin, me, Dale, Doris at the head of the table. Right: Dorana, Eddie, Sandy.

Doris took us all to dinner one evening to Pietro’s. Pietros is an upscale Italian restaurant and the food is out of this world. We were not only celebrating her birthday but Eddies retirement.

We are home now. We didn’t head south in November. Decided to stick around the homestead and just enjoy life. Our winter has been very wet (5″ of rain in December and we aren’t done yet) and very cold. We are toasty warm in our Cameo!

Life is good. God keeps my spirits up with all this gloomy weather. His love is awesome.

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What Is That Smell?

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Things are going pretty good at the Prohaska Sr house. A routine has been established for Dale Sr and he seems to be getting along. Some days we have to “push” but he takes it well.
Dale has installed 50 amps to the RV so we have air conditioning now. I am told it can get up to 110 in the summer but so far the temps haven’t been that bad.
So, what is that smell? There are times when I go outside and it smells like a bakery is close by but that isn’t so as we live in a residential area. However, I thought some ingenious woman had a good thing going for herself in her kitchen!
Then Dale came in one night and said “It smells like Cheerios outside” and it hit me. General Mills is about a mile west of us and I am smelling cereal being made. I guess if there has to be a smell in the air this one beats out a dairy!
Life is still good if not a little hectic right now. God is blessing in so many ways!