Saturday, May 2, 2009

California Dreamin'

Cousins Paula and Carlos Patterson arrived Saturday night, after a long day's travel. We were under the impression that Cousin Fran would be with them, but the was a misunderstanding on our part. It was so great to see them and we chatted long into Sunday morning. Sunday was another day, with the Florida Tempesta clan coming for a cookout. All were here except for Scott, who is still in China, and I think everyone had a good time.

It is hard to believe that we just met the Pattersons last summer. Oh, Paula and I have been in limited contact by phone and email since 2001, but our first face to face meeting was less than a year ago. My whole family was so comfortable with Paula and Carlos that one would think we've been seeing each other for years. Paula and Carlos are sharp, intelligent people so the conversation is lively and interesting. As I said, they got along very well with the entire Florida clan. Today is Monday and we have yet to decide exactly what we'll be doing so I'll add more later. Pictures, too.

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