Category Archives: 2015-2016

Heading Home – March 1st, 2016

663 Starting out....
663 Starting out….
664 -Desert
664 -Desert
665 - Desert
665 – Desert
669 Desert
669 Desert
676 Desert heat!
676 Desert heat!
679 Wind Farms
679 Wind Farms
681-Wind Farms
681-Wind Farms
687 - Yucca Valley
687 – Yucca Valley
688 -Yucca Valley
688 -Yucca Valley
690 - In Bloom
690 – In Bloom
694- In Bloom
694- In Bloom
701 Level Sand like the Ocean floor
701 Level Sand like the Ocean floor
702- Sand like ocean floor
702- Sand like ocean floor
707-Walmart Bakersfield
707-Walmart Bakersfield (Orange Grove RV was full!)
708-Walmart Bakersfield
708-Walmart Bakersfield

Saturday Feb 27, 2016…..John’s 8th Birthday Party!!

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Today we celebrated John’s 8th Birthday! A little over 8 years ago, John was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.  This showed on a blood test done during a routine medical to renew his Class 1 driver’s license… he was given 15 months to live!   John’s Doctor referred him for an experimental procedure, a “Stem Cell Transplant”. It starts with total body radiation, after which, a required amount of his stem cells are removed, treated separately, while he then undergoes an A-bomb of Chemo . To prevent burns to the skin from the Chemo, his body is completely packed in bees wax up to his neck(he sustained minor burns to the top of his ears and his cheeks). When the Chemo is complete, his stem cells are reinserted into his blood and they wait ……he woke up , wanted his teeth brushed, and a few days later he was released from hospital with no further treatment required.       Here he is today !!     This has been an unbelievable journey for Brenda,  John and their family.  We are all so grateful for his recovery.  It has been and honor and a privilege to get to know Brenda and John, truly two of the very best people and  we look forward to celebrating his 9th next year!!

 

 

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Advanced Pickleball

Thursday was the Pickleball tournament for the Advanced Pickleball players (my group). We had a lot of fun and the winners are posted below, along with the entire group. Congratulations to the winners, Gold – Tom E. and Ken M.; Silver – Harold & Cliff; Bronze – Fern & Dennis.

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Harold…..Cliff…..Ken….Tom E….. Fern….. Dennis

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