Sunday, November 29, 2020

Christmas card


Lone Pine and Manzanar Internment Camp in California

We drove down to Bishop, CA to look at a car for sale and ended up seeing lots of other things. This is a bakery in Bishop with a cool old bakery truck in front. 

We wanted to go inside and see what bakery items they had, but they weren't letting in too many people; there was a line of people just to get inside and look around, so we left. 

We drove a little south of Bishop and saw a Japanese Internment campsite at the "Manzanar War Relocation Center"

They had an auto tour to see the layout of the camp - it was basically a town; there were farms, gardens, baseball fields, a post office, a town hall, etc. There were signs indicating that there had been living quarters there at one time, it was a large area. You can see a basketball court below.

Then we drove a little further south to Lone Pine, a small town at the base of Mt. Whitney, pictured here.

There's this Hallmark Christmas movie we have watched for years now, it's not like, my favorite movie or anything, but I noticed this general store with the white horse shown in the movie. They call the town 'Pine Gap' in the movie and you can see this horse when a guy is walking down the street and enters this store, below a big white horse with the name 'Frosty' on the side.

We had driven down here years ago before we moved to Georgia and had seen the horse then, so this time we drove a little extra so that I could get a picture under Frosty like it shows in the movie. 

I told the kids to go away so I could have a picture by myself. 

The store is now out of business. We looked inside and saw a lot of merchandise still in there, but it's obviously closed down. 

This is the movie I'm referring to: 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Thanksgiving in Turlock, CA


We drove down to Turlock, CA, to my Aunt Diane's house to celebrate Thanksgiving. My parents were there, along with Beverly and her family and some of Aunt Diane's friends. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Apple Crunch Pie Assembly Line


Keith makes an apple crunch pie every year at Thanksgiving. This year, we are in town and able to go celebrate with family, so he was asked to bring 3 of his apple pies. He enlisted the kids' help and they started the process at 9:30 the night before the family Thanksgiving meal. 

Filling pie crusts with chopped apples

Mixing up the crunchy topping

Before and after going into the oven

Finished at around midnight! They were delicious. 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Grandpa Knight's woodworking


Grandpa Knight just got a laser cutter, so he showed us how it works and the kids designed a sign and watched it being cut. You can see all the other things behind Savannah.

We put it on our pantry door.

Sunday, November 1, 2020



These pictures are from last to first, but oh well. Carson sat outside during the trick or treat rush. 

We went over to Beth and Norman's house the night before Halloween. 

Grandma Knight showing us how the apple peeler works. 

We went over to Grandma's house the night before Halloween, she had full-size treats!

You can kind of see that Savannah is holding a microphone - she is supposed to be a popstar, and Tucker is a mad scientist. 

"Let's knock on the door together, Savannah!"

We changed the our driveway house lights to be Halloween colors.

Mad Scientist

You can see the badges he made and attached to his lab coat to help his costume look more authentic. 

Tucker wanted to do a surface carving.