A great mini-meetup

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Gianina's camera is only about 15 steps up from my little thing.

We had chatted on the site with Gianina (Gianina007) many times over the last few months and when we found out she was visiting California from her home in England we knew we had to set up some kind of meetup, whether it was a big thing or just a few of us.  Well, as it turned out Julie (fjm1006) had just won her first award, the Happy, Happy, Happy on the seventeenth of November and when I noticed that she lived in Sacramento I mentioned to her that we were setting up a small meetup and asked if she would like to come and join us.  She was familiar with meetups having been to the NYE 2008/2009 in Amsterdam, and jumped at the chance to go to another.  When I told her our plans she was quite happy and asked if she could bring her father along.  He loves eating at the place we had decided on going.

So bright and early, actually way too early, we got up and showered and dressed and headed north for the four hour drive.

I'm surprised it didn't take shots by itself. Hmmmm maybe it does. :)
 

We got into Sacramento just about noon, and wouldn’t you know that the interchange from Highway 99 north to Highway 50 east was closed for some reason and the traffic was at a stand-still for almost two miles back.  So me with my trusty GPS unit took the first offramp we could find and took city streets east far enough for the route to send us on to an onramp for Highway 50.   And with very little delay we were picking up Gianina by 12:15 pm.

We called to verify the location of the restaurant with Julie and headed for it.

We all had a very nice meal and continued to chat for quite some time after finishing our meals.  Then it was outside to take pictures, say our goodbyes to Julie and Alan, her dad, and take Gianina back to the house where she was staying.

  All together about three hours of wonderful chat, story telling, laughter, and an overall good time! 

As we drove back to the house where Gianina was staying we went by one of the kinds of things I really love about the world we live in.  It was located at the entrance to a mall there in Fair Oaks, and was a giant silver Rooster.  After dropping her off we went back and got a few pictures of it.

Then on the way home we captured a couple of shots of the sunset, which was very pretty that evening.

A long day, but so worth every mile.  And at nearly 50 miles per gallon, dirty cheap!!  LOL

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