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Adventure: Camping in gold country

Happy November!

I hope you had a fun and safe Halloween. Jeremy and I decided to do something a little different this year. Instead of hosting a party or going to the giants parade (we won the world series again!), we went “cabining” with my parents out in gold country. I say cabining because when I called it camping, my eagle scout boyfriend Jeremy said “it’s not camping if you’re sleeping in a bed in a cabin”.

So much good stuff has been happening lately, which is why I haven’t had much of a chance to really write the kind of posts I want to write.

For starters, I’m now juggling 5 clients ontop of working full time. I’ve been learning a lot about how I need to build in the hours I spent working with my clients as a consultant into my billing. Just getting to the point where we nail down the scope has been a struggle, but I’m getting there. With that said, I was in much need of a break, so we did a last minute camping trip to go visit my parents who are staying on the American River. More on that later…

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Thursday was our companies halloween party and my team had a last minute decision to become design super heroes. I had a bit of a panic to get my costume together, but we all looked awesome and it was done on the cheap! I will spare you the ridiculousness of my costume. Let’s just say I was head to toe in neon green, had a white table cloth cape and black duct tape boots with an orange ribbon belt. I looked like the riddler in a white cape.

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Friday we left early for our vacation and got there just as the rain started hitting us. It had poured in San Francisco when we left and it finally caught up to where we were farther north east of the bay.

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We still had a great time and Zero loved being on the river. When we weren’t exploring the campsite with zero, hopping over rocks we were sitting around drinking, eating good food and laughing

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My parents took us into the mining town and showed us Sutter’s mill (where gold was found). We also went into an awesome store that had all sorts of old things and found this awesome tin cable car. I fell in love with it because it was the california line, of which Jeremy and I used to live on california and would hear that cable car go by every day and night.

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Another kind of weird, but cool find was this old children’s book. The story had no significant value to me, but when I opened the book, on the first page was a hand written dedication to a Loretta Mae in 1904. I was a little surprised, since Loretta isn’t a very common name and my name is Loretta May. My mom was so delighted she bought the book for me.

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Sunday morning beautiful. The fog was burning off over the river and we went for a good stroll to let Zero explore before packing up the car. We said our good byes and drove home.

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The rest of the day we hung out with our guy, and rested, since neither one of us had slept well on a different mattress.

It was great to see my parents and nice to be outdoors for a little while.

I’ve been featured!

Last week got so crazy that I forgot to share that a fan/blogger friend Sarah from Positively Dreaming, reached out a few weeks ago to ask me questions and feature me on her blog. Well on thursday she finally posted it! You should definitely check out the article.

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