October 29 2018:
Thomas and Camilla October 2018 Date Day:
Lunch Car picnic, with a view. Sushi for Thomas and a GreatFull Gardens half Veghead Sandwich for me.
After eating we spent time chatting with this amazing view.
October 12 2018:
Lillian Darnell and Camilla October 2018 Date Day
First stop: Picking up my lunch to go from Great Full Gardens South Meadows Reno and then to get fries for Lillian and dessert for both of us.
Half a Veghead sandwich with a side of slaw and fresh brewed Kombucha for me. First time having the Veghead sandwich. Incredibly delicious!! And first time for the Kombucha. Yum!!!!
Dessert of vegan chocolate raspberry muffin for me and pumpkin shortbread cookie for Lillian. 🎃🧡🧡🧡🎃
Second stop: Lillian has been wanting a couple of craft pumpkins. So, she spent some of her birthday money on just that!
Last stop: A walk at one of our favorite places. Incredibly beautiful!! And we took more shadow photos than nature photos this time!!
September 7 2018:
Thomas and Camilla September 2018 Date Day – First stop: The Work! Fight! Give! -American Relief Posters of World War II exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum.
Thomas finds this time period very interesting and enjoys to get philosophical about wars and other major events in history. So, Thomas was pretty excited when I shared about this exhibit that Lillian had actually told me about just yesterday!!
Bonus!!! It was Open House today due to the Hot Air Balloon races so free admission. I was so happy and relieved to hear this that I nearly reached over the counter and hugged the gal who told me.
After looking through the exhibit we walked through the Wilbur May collection. Haven’t done that for years! My favorite is the collection from India!
Next was a walk through the Arboretum. Incredibly beautiful right now with tons of flowers and squirrels and rabbits and song birds!!
Last stop was dessert for Thomas of salted caramel and Oreo cookie frozen yogurt.
August 24 2018:
Gorgeous afternoon spent at Nevada Beach.
First, a picnic, then a swim for me and playing in the sand for Thomas. I Love Lake Tahoe deeply and am so at peace when I get the chance to immerse in her! Just WOW!!!
Then for some floating fun in the tubes we borrowed yesterday. Too windy for kayaking as this would have been our first time. Need not quite so much wind. Floating and paddling in the tubes was perfect!!
Plus!!! Chipmunk wisdom!!! This sweet lil critter stayed with us the entire time we were deflating the tubes and loading the car. Thank you chipmunk!!!
Last stop on the date – SouthCreek Pizza for an appetizer for me of fire roasted green beans ….. Oh my gosh, YUM!!! … and dessert for Thomas of 3 scoops of rocky road gelato. Accompanied by a taste of the oh so yummy Ceci.
August 10 2018:
Lillian and Camilla August 2018 Date Day ….
First stop – Fries for Lillian and a colorful fish shaped shortbread cookie for dessert. Coconut vegetable soup for me and a vegan hemp oat cookie for me. So yum!!!
Then shopping for some clothing items for Lillian. Now, a pit stop at home for a snack before closing out the date!!
Next half of date: A drive through our old neighborhood, with a few stops for photos.
Last piece of our date: A just-after-sunset walk. I adore the picture Lillian took of me. I had my eyes closed listening to the beautiful music the leaves sing as the wind blows through them. One of my most loved and treasured sounds.
July 26 2018:
Lillian and Camilla July 2018 Date Day
First stop: Fries for Lillian and a beautiful purple flower shortbread cookie for Lillian and a vegan oatmeal and date cookie for me. That was one darn good cookie!!
Second stop: Lillian absolutely LOVES decorative throw pillows. So we spent about 30 minutes ooh’ing and aah’ing over the shiny, sparkly, and oh so soft pillows.
Third stop: A special feature of one of Lillian’s most favorite movies: “Barbie and the Diamond Castle” in the lodge theater. We’ve been watching this ever since Lillian was about 5 years old so I’m sure we’ve seen it at least 109 times!
We would have loved to have a walk at one of our favorite places; yet, just too hot!! Perhaps later tonight! xoxo
Ended the date with a sunset walk. Just beautiful!
July 12 2018:
Thomas and Camilla July 2018 Date Day
Icecycle Creamery for lunch. The veggie sandwich I had was soooo yum!!! Followed by 1/2 scoop Mexican Hot Chocolate and 1/2 scoop of Classic Vanilla. Perfect! Too hot for an outdoor part to our date. Maybe early evening we’ll go for a walk. Will see.
June 24 2018:
Thomas and Camilla June 2018 Date Day.
First stop. Ice cream! A neighbor thanked us for watering their plants with a Cold Stone Creamery gift card. Thomas enjoyed his treat!
Next stop. Walking and talking along Virginia Lake. We saw this amazing golden tan colored duck and a multicolored duck. Plus, a nearly all black duck with a white breast (in next set of photos).
Conversations with Thomas are incredibly magical, wonderful, emotional, Real, and deep. Today’s will remain between the two of us. Yet, may the sentiment and energies travel far and wide. xoxo .
June 18 2018:
Lillian and Camilla June 2018 Date Day ….. First stop. Fries for Lillian followed by a beautiful butterfly cookie. Vegan apple carrot muffin for me followed by dark chocolate covered pretzel. Yum!!!!!
Second stop. Geiger Way Lookout to watch the sun set. 💛💛💛
Last stop. A moonlight swim and soak in the hot tub. Ahhhhhhh ….. 💦💙💦💙💦💙
Just what this banged up body needed! Between this and the amazing homemade salve Carolyn R Smith brought me today; I’m feeling so much better.