It was nice to see Kathy and Norm meet us at the Palm Springs airport. Kathy likes giraffes and her friend Peg in NY sent her this meaningful trinket of a giraffe with a message to "stand tall". It gave me a lump in my throat.
She showed us the recreation buildings and this is one of them.
I saw the Shields Date Farm. Notice the clouds...none. But we had a wind.
Here's the overview video that showed in the theater.
Afterward, the 3 sisters went for a pedicure ~ another first for me. I never done that before. I usually don't color my toe nails. I wasn't into red toes so I choose this semi clear silver. Yes, I'd probably do it again but I'd always remember my first with my sisters.
In the evening we met Kathy's closest friends here, Rick and Judy. My sister Gloria came also. So here's a picture of 4 out of 5 sisters in my family along with Kathy's husband, Norm.
I learned that Kathy has type 0+, Patty is 0- and I'm B+. I thought we'd be more the same since my children had the B from me and the negative from their dad. I also learned that I'm the only sister without a thyroid problem.
Thursday morning we went to water aerobics. I'd never done that before. After lunch we went putting, another thing I didn't do before. I was afraid of loosing Norm's $6 ball in the pond. Generally I didn't do too bad for a beginner. Does that mean I'll take up golfing? Probably not.
We had dinner at the Manhattan in the Desert. I tried something I hadn't had in years....beef tong. Norm wouldn't let us pay for it.
We played dominoes and had a photo by their back yard Jacuzzi.
Wind got my hair in my face on the photo that came from her camera.
Norm is very proud of his art. This Pascal is one of the many favorites at the front door.
As we left early that Friday morning, I sat on Kathy's bed since Norm was up talking with Patty in the living room. Eventually Kathy woke up. I gave her my blessing with the belief I may never see her again. You never know. Things can change fast too.
We got up early to make an 8am flight from Palm Springs to San Francisco but there was a fog delay in SF.
On the way home I saw an Apple Maps van with all those cameras as I entered Boscobel. It got off at the park by the river.
I got back at 8PM Saturday and brought Sophie home. Who can beat a reunion? That was $105 and she had lots of playmates.
Sunday I wore red to Mass for Pentecost Sunday. The church had a beautiful mobile that replicated the tongs of fire.
I leave you with this song: