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Baby J Photo update…

We took the first flight out of New Orleans Luis Armstrong airport. It turns out there were a lot of folks with the same idea. I guess they are trying to beat the Memorial Day weekend travel rush. My wifey Lorraine took this photo as we headed back to the West Coast.

Airplane view

I’ll probably be posting a lot of “update” photos as I get them in…



Last day at NOLA Baby Josol

We are at the Corbin home spending our last day in NOLA with our grandson Baby Josol. I totally dig their new home. It’s on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle of the city life but only a few miles to get right back in the mix. 

Today was the first time that I was really able to see Baby Josol’s eyes. After one of his feedings he kept them open until we had finished our BBQ dinner. 




Baby Josol goes home!

I guess you can say this week will be filled with milestones for Baby Josol. Practically everything he does will be for the first time. I’m thankful that I’m here to see firsthand most of these events or at least close to the time it happened. Today we got to hang around the Mal & Patricks place. What a great area and beautiful home.


Charter House Dinner…

After leaving the hospital for Baby Josol’s birthday we headed back to the hotel and then off to dinner. We chose a restaurant that is only a few blocks down the street. The restaurant is called the “Charter House”.

I know we have passed it many times in the past but I never realized that there was an upstairs balcony you can sit and have a meal. The location is a couple blocks away from the noisy Bourbon Street madness so you can enjoy your meal and have conversation without yelling.

Me at the Charter House, French Quarters

Wifey at the Charter House, French Quarters

Shrimp appetizer before are main meal.




Baby JPC is here!

My grandson is here and he’s perfect!! Both my daughter and grandson are doing fine, son-in-law did phenomenal! I won’t go into the details but this wasn’t a “easy as pie” delivery but everything worked out great! I’m so proud!


Words can’t really describe what I’m feeling. My grandson not only has my bloodlines of the fathers before me he also carries the name of “Josol” as his first. I can’t even recall anyone I know doing this with their child. I’m so thankful and grateful to both Mallory and Patrick. In my world that’s a sign of ultimate respect. I don’t take that lightly and forever will be proud every time I see my grandson Josol.

Heading off to see grandson…

We are heading off to New Orleans to see our grandson. He’s not born yet but we’ll hopefully be there before he arrives. Flying out of Sacramento, CA. taking the early bird flight.

We dropped off Serenity and Miles off to the pet boarding house located in Lodi, CA. This place is like Disneyland for dogs. I’m not sure they’re going to want to leave such a plush setting and service when we get back home. 


Getting ready tonight with the packing. Lorraine looks as if she is stating for a week or so. I can probably fit all my clothes in a shoe box. 

What again?…

I’ve had an up and down affair with blogs ever since they became available to the general public. I think the notion that you can say whatever you want and not be censored appeals to the “purest”. That’s all before they get swallowed up by the behemoth FB. It seems they’ve made it so much easier to share your thoughts and adventures. Unfortunately you also get a lot of noise from others that believe taking a photograph of what they are eating for breakfast at home is an adventure.

So I’ve come back around in a loop. The thought of blogging is great to keep in contact with family and friends and also document experiences as they happen. In my case I’m becoming more forgetful so this media format is ideal. What I’ve done is migrate my very first blog database into the one you’re reading now. That means this blog goes way back..

On with the story…