November 21 - 23

Thanksgiving 2012

We spend Thanksgiving this year at my parent's home in Santa Nella. I drive over early on Wednesday and work remotely from my dad's office. My brother's family arrives later that evening after work. My dad had the hot tub ready this holiday which was a nice way to warm up on the cool evenings.

On Thanksgiving my dad, Colin, Chicka and I took a Jeep ride out to the upper dam. There we ran into a herd of Tule Elk as well as a couple of doe sightings. Janell arrived early that afternoon. After Thanksgiving meal we took fun family pictures and various videos. We did 'Crazy Love' Zumba and also the popular Gangnam Style dance. After another hot tub visit we celebrated Jane's birthday.

On Friday we went fishing out on the upper dam. There we caught three striped bass. It was the perfect day out on the lake, warm and not windy!

We all had a nice family visit this holiday, looking forward to our next get together.

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  • Wednesday night we had a Thai inspired meal. Here is beef satay

  • Chicka and Dad sleeping

  • Time for hot tub!

  • Colin really enjoyed the hot tub

  • Andrew and Rose

  • Colin playing with the 'moose shooter' toy I bought

  • Colin and Dad ready for our Jeep ride

  • Herd of tule elk up on a ridge by the road

  • Colin

  • The upper lake at San Luis Reservoir

  • A couple of doe startled by Chicka's barking

  • Tule elk crossing the road in front of us

  • Janell arrives in town

  • Ready to sit down for Thanksgiving

  • Dad with his 'new' camera a Rebel XTi

  • Testing the continuous picture taking on my T4i

  • Testing the continuous picture taking on my T4i

  • Testing the continuous picture taking on my T4i

  • Testing the continuous picture taking on my T4i

  • The family

  • The family?

  • The family?

  • Time to open gifts. My card (and gift card)

  • The Fremont clan's gift, a hot pink throw

  • Chicka ready for the holidays

  • Ready to blow out the candles

  • Cheers

  • Hot tub time again

  • Friday, ready to take the boat out on the lake

  • Prepping the boat at the launch ramp

  • Ready to go fishing?

  • Andrew is the 'net' boy

  • Me

  • I want to catch fish NOW

  • First fish!

  • Stiped bass number 2

  • The third and final striped bass

  • Rose with the three striped bass

  • Colin with the three striped bass