I’ve almost let the week get away from me! I’ve been meaning to tell you about our Easter Sunday in Livermore, our old home town. That’s where my kiddo’s think they’re from, since it’s where they spent the bulk of their childhood. Livermore is a quaint little town over in the TriValley, almost to the Altamont Pass. When we lived there they had parades through the downtown area at different times of the year, to kick off a football season, to start the spring rodeo season, the holiday parade… Truly! I loved the Christmas parade and the Rodeo parade the most. I can remember getting hot chocolate from the coffee shop and staking our claim on the curb with the kids, waiting on the Christmas parade to start so we could get our first glimpse of Santa! Such a fun memory.
We still have close friends who live there, so we spent the holiday weekend roaming around with them…..let’s call them the RV’ers. We drove over on Saturday morning and did a little wine tasting at Wente Vineyards and Darcy Kent. These two vineyards have tranquil outdoor seating so we took our time, enjoying the beautiful day and catching up each other’s families.
Easter Sunday we woke up and went to our old church, Trinity Baptist. Some of our best memories were made with the sweet, wonderful people at that church. One of those memories is participating in the Live Nativity they put on at Christmas. They tell the story of Jesus’s birth, complete with live animals, angels and short wave radios. If you live in the Bay Area it is a must see at the holidays. It was so wonderful to see old friends and hard to see their once “babies” now in their 20’s! Makes me feel Wrinkley. (I know that’s not a word, but you get the drift) After the service and lot’s of hugs we went back to the house. Hiking was on the agenda before the big feast, so we laced up and headed to Sycamore Grove Park on the outskirts of Livermore. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
When we got back, there was Champagne to be drunk and boiled eggs to be colored so PA girl did the job! (with a little help from me on the Champagne part)
Thanks so much for a fantastic Easter weekend celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus, RV’ers and we will see you again real soon. For now it’s back to Napa (darn it) to start a new week and more adventures.