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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Reason We Came To San Diego

Of course, the sights in the city of San Diego were a plus, neither Marti or I had been here before.  The main reason we came to this area, though, was to visit with my two cousins and my aunt whom we had not seen in...well it's been so long we can't remember.  And it was a visit on a happy occasion.

My cousins Carol and Marilyn and I were very close to growing up.  My aunt Audrey, their mom, was always a fun person to be around.  It is funny how our lives became interwoven over the years.

Marti went to college with Carol, and knew her before she ever met me.  Marti transferred to another college where she knew Marilyn before she met me, although we met at that college.

Marilyn married a guy she met in college, Willard.  He and I became good friends because I helped him keep Marilyn's car running.

Carol married Jeff, who is a cousin to a guy and a girl that were neighbors of mine when I was a little boy.

So we all have common twists in our relationships before we knew each other and after we all married.
Don't worry if I confused you, there is no test at the end of the blog. (Phew!)

Just a good family picture to document the great time we had together.

Marti, Paul, Aunt Audrey, Marilyn, Willard, Jeff and Carol

It was wonderful to reconnect, meet their kids and spouses and grandchildren.  It was another goal of our fulltime travels accomplished, to see relatives that live far away.  We'll be back again and stay longer next time.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. I'm sure glad you decided not to test us at the end!! Great story though and glad you had a nice visit. Great photo of the family.

  2. Whew! I'm glad there's no test either, but it is fascinating how your lives intertwined over the years. Enjoy your family time!

  3. Thankfully there was no test for me either. I lost track after about the third paragraph.
    It's certainly good to catch up, especially when YOU get to choose the circumstances.

  4. Great photo of the group!!

    One of the joys of RVing... the ability to reconnect with special people in your life and make so many new friends as well:o)))

  5. Nice family picture ... it's always nice to reconnect after life intervenes to keep us separated.

  6. That's another great thing about the rv lifestyle. We hope to connect with some family and friends this summer too.

  7. Isn't it nice to have friends and family all over the country to visit! Great trip so far!

  8. Isn't it great to be able to actually do all those things you'd been dreaming of doing once you were a fulltimer?? Aunt Audrey looks like a charmer!

  9. San Diego is such a fun place to be. There is so much to see and so many things to do. Connecting with family at the same just makes it even better.

  10. We will be connecting with friends and relatives this summer in New England that we ( I )have not seen in the past 12 years!
    I can see lots of LOBSTA dinners in our future!!! :>)

  11. So glad you made it safe and sound to San Diego to visit family. Rain storms on the way, at least here in Central Coast California. Have fun you two.