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.
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!
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.
May 22 2018:
Lillian and Camilla May 2018 Date Day
First stop – French fries for Lillian and dessert cookies for both of us. Lillian is such a Star! A lady waiting to order commented she had seen us on TV. She was incredibly kind with so many wonderful comments. Then for a walk at one of our favorite parks. Beautiful bird song too!!!!
April 9 2018:
Lillian Darnell and Camilla April 2018 Date Day ….
First stop – Wilbur May Arboretum …. An amazingly beautiful and vibrant oasis. Incredible amounts of bird chatter too. Plus giant turkeys!! Ended with walking the labyrinth …. Love ending our visits here with this meditative walk!
Second stop: Parmesan sea salt fries for Lillian and oh so yummy green juice and coconut yogurt for me.
Then back home and to the lodge for eating our dessert of vegan ginger cookie for me and brownie for Lillian. Next up, UNO and reading. What a beautiful day!!
Last on the agenda: A walk around the lake. Deeply beautiful and peaceful. Sat for a while on a lovely huge rock with an amazing view.
March 15 2018:
Thomas and Camilla March 2018 date day …
Second stop – We came home after lunch, went to the lodge, and played a game of pool. Then, walked back home. Kept it short and simple this time.
First stop – Lunch!!
February 23 2018:
Lillian Darnell and Camilla February 2018 Date Day: First stop –
Parmesan and Sea Salt fries for sharing followed by a raspberry macaroon for Lillian and some sort of petite beauty for me. I have no idea what it was, yet, it was yummy!!
Then to Stone Age Quarry to window shop. We love crystals and stones. Incredibly beautiful and powerful.
Second Stop: Audrey Harris Park to enjoy a slice of fresh kalamata olive bread and read for a bit, with this lovely view.