It took Duncan and I 4 hours to get from the South Bay to Pollock Pines but when we got there it was nothing but fun from start to finish.
To begin with, my son had been BEGGING me to go up there so he could ride his new dirt bike with the boys – Nick, Travis, and Uncle Donald.
We unloaded his dirt bike and then begged with family until bed time. Aunt Stacey and Jennifer had stories to tell to keep up entertained and I ate them up.
In the morning, my normally lazy son got himself out of bed and took off with the men to go clear some areas around the house. You’ll remember there was a devastating forest fire several months ago that ravaged Pollock Pines and came within a few feet of my uncle and aunt’s property.
While the guys were out working, the girls were out shopping – Aunt Stacey, Jennifer, Bella, and Nick’s girlfriend Caitlin. We hit the Walmart in Placerville.
When we got back to the cabin, I started making pineapple upside down cake shots (courtesy of my friend Barbara’s recipe). It’s cake flavored vodka with tropical pineapple juice in it. Yum! We did shot after shot.
Duncan fell in love with Louie, my aunt and uncle’s black lab and he held him like a lap dog and carried him around like a baby.
He even tried to sneak Louie in our car when we were heading home.
There was some ping pong playing. A few people got hit in the face. There was some dirt biking riding at midnight. Oh wait, no. That got shut down by Aunt Stacey. Thank goodness.
And finally on Sunday we all came together to cheer on Green Bay and watch them beat those sea chickens. Sadly, that did not happen. But at least it was a old game.
And on Sunday the boys FINALLY got to burn.
All in all, a stellar weekend with my wonderful family. Love you guys!