Sunday, August 24, 2008

Road trip with Olga

After getting off the night shift, Olga and took off for our road trip to San Jose and Santa Cruz. I was tired from the night before, but I managed to drive us to San Jose, where we visited the Winchester Mystery House. This was interesting, not one of my choices of places to go to before I die, but interesting never the less. From there we drove to Santa Cruz, but by the time we got there, I only had enough energy to find a hotel and crash! I slept until about 9:00, showered, then we drove to the boardwalk to see if we could see anything interesting, but by then it was closed for the day, so we went back to the hotel and had dinner. The next day we went to the boardwalk and walked around the beach area and pier where we had a nice breakfast. The rides on the boardwalk opened at 1:00, and we had a ball riding on the different rides. We turned 12 again that day!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wendy's Trailer Trash Party

Wendy, my fellow travel nurse, recently purchased an RV for her new adventure in Travel Nursing. She found a trailer park across the street from the hospital, where it makes it easier for her to come to and from work. We've all teased her about how she as now joined the ranks of white trailer trash, so in her honor, we had a trailer trash theme party at work. The menu consisted of all the trailer trash delicacies of pigs in a blanket, pork rinds, kool-aid, twinkies, and other junk food snacks, needless to say, we all had belly aches by the end of the shift!
We helped her dress the part with brief underware halter top, flashy hat and glasses, and tramp stamp tattoo! We had a good time, and laughed alot.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Back to California, with Olga

My dad was still in the hosptal when I came back to California, but his is so much better! He will be staying for a couple more days, because he is still a little weak, but he is definitly feeling much better.
I was able to get a flight back with Olga, who had already made reservations to come see me. Unfortunately since I had to switch a few days to the end of the week, she had to be on her own while I slept for the first couple of days. She made a trip to Old Sacramento by herself, I was impressed!

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Dad's taken to the hospital!

Bobby, Maribel, and I had spent the morning on Alcatraz Island, when we got back to Fisherman's Wharf, we got a call from Anna telling us that my Dad had passed out and was taken to the hospital. After a few more phone calls, we learned that he may not make it, and we needed to wait and see what would happen. Our trip back to Roseville was in silence, because we were all in shock. I kept thinking in my head that I had to go home, but needed to see if I could make necessary arrangements. As soon as we arrived at the apartment in Roseville, I made a call to work to see if I could move some days around, so that I could go home, but still be able to keep my obligation at work. I was very fortunate that they understood, and allowed me to take a few days off. (I love this place)
I was able to catch a flight on the same plane Bobby and Maribel were going home in. Bob picked us up at the airport, and we went straight to the hosptal. My Dad was in the ICU, and looked like he had been in a train wreck, but the prognosis was good. He had a pacemaker placed due to an irregular heart rhythm. Thank God he was going to be OK.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

We did San Francisco

We took a tour of San Francisco today. We started at the Ferry building at the Embarcadero. We killed some time before boarding the ferry at the Farmer's Market, Maribel found a delicious pickle there, and we also munched on fresh strawberries and other snacks. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to board the ferry that took us to Sausalito. From there we spent the rest of the day cruising through San Francisco. We saw lots of places, and learned alot about the area. We had a good time.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bobby and Maribel come for a visit

Bobby and Maribel are arriving today, they took the train and I will pick them up in Stockton where we will drive to Rosana's where we will be spending a couple of days. It will be good to see them.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vacation's over....

I'm back in California after a week in Arizona. The trip was short and sweet, and a milestone that I am half way through my assignment. I look forward to working at Sutter Auburn. The workload has been low, but I have a good time with my co-workers. We talk, laugh, and try to keep eachother awake!