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2016: This year we included a Road trip that started with a Visit to LA and our Brothers, then off to Vegas, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Colorado Springs and Salt Lake city with a stop over in Elko. We finally stopped for a week and Visited our Daughter in Portola before heading home after the Memorial Holiday. Put almost 4000 miles on the Car, an saw a lot of the southwest we had never been to before. There is still a lot to see but that is for another year or two and during cooler weather.

2016 This years adventures started in San Juan Puerto-Rico Our Hotel room had a view of the Old harbor, the same place the USS Yellowstone tied up for the Navy's spring board exercise back in 1970 that was over 40 years ago. Its great how time flies. We then boarded a Royal Caribbean Ship for a cruise to St. Thomas, St.Croix, Antigua, St.Lucia and Grenada. We are defiantly done with Island hopping for some time.


Merry Christmas for 2015.

More Snow this year than we have had for the last 3, but still need more.




Just to Alert all our Family & Friends.

Our #1 Son has started up his own small business, and if you Smoke and want to Quit, this is your chance.

I myself do not Smoke, (Never Have) but see so many people trying to quit, and who knows this may help.

Tryone of his $10 Buck Bottles, This is about half it would cost you in a Vap-Store

your on line E-Vap store


November 2015 We were invited to Hawaii over the Thanksgiving Holiday. This was a grand surprise. We stayed with Friends in a House with pool that came with Guard Dragon Fly that Kept all other bugs away and from his size most small birds. We had the opportunity to really see the big island unlike any tour our vacation package we have been on. Nice to see how the other half lives.



September 2015 Was our annual Ships reunion Trip. This year we where in Washington DC with whole gang. We had over 120 members of the ships crew that were able to attend this year most are getting up in years, but you would never know it.  We saw all the sites and monuments we could squeeze into 4 days.




  2015 Trish & I Went on a Once in a life Time adventure (yes it was on our Bucket list) We flew to Barcelona Spain in advance of a Cruise aboard Splendor of the Sea's. We visited Cannes France, Florence Italy, Rome, Naples, Greece, Croatia and finally Venice, where we disembarked.





I Promised Trish a Italian Pizza and a Gondola ride down the Streets of Venice


The Second Half of the Tour started from Venice with a boat ride to Airport and a Champaign flight to Munich where we arrived a day prior to or tour of Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria.


Eagle's Nest Built for Hitler for his Birthday, Finished in 1938


  Hohensewangau, You can see why Walt Disney Loved it


Salzburg contributing to Bridge pollution with a Lock & Kiss.   .       Hugerberg Cathedral



                                              LUCERNE                                                        RINGING CHAPEL BELL

Mom Adams Recipes. (Click & Link) Mom will always be with us this time of the Year. Mom always made some Family favorites for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, (Not always the best for you if you are keeping tabs on your cholesterol ) Click on the Donut for the link to her recipe page (we have also included some other recipes from Friends and Family.


Tree Hunt for 2014, no Snow but lots of Mud, and we found one of the best trees we have had in years

2014 Vacation was aboard Princess Cruise to Alaska, Great time visited number of Glaciers, and weather was very good for that time of the Year and far North.


2014 Our Ships Reunion was in San Diego again we had great time with the Crew of the Everglades, USS Currituck and USS Pine Island, the Torpedoman's association was with us also along with number of MMA Group, the air crew of the Ships.

2013 Vacation was in Nashville TN along with the Ships Reunion

For 2013 we combined our Traditional Vacation with Our annual Ships Reunion, We spent 5 days with the Ships crew and 7 Days making a Lap of Tennessee. Nice place to visit and good old fashion Southern Hospitality from one end of the state to another. We visited Memphis, Nashville Chattanooga and Gatlinburg, and bunch of places in between.

Vacation Down Under 2012 

This year we really went all out and went on a vacation of a life time 33 Days starting in Australia, on to New Zealand, French Polynesia with a stop of at the Big Island in Hawaii.


2011 Vacation: On our Bucket list for 2011 was Panama Canal.

 From Tampa Florida to San Diego with lots of stops in between, we also Had Sharon & Bruce to Join us on this Trip



Road Trip for 2010  

In October the weather had not turned yet so we planed a Driving trip to Mesa Verde Colorado, to visit the Morgan's. Out across Nevada Hwy 50 to Ely Nevada Staying in the Historic Nevada Gambling Hall and riding 1910 Steam Train. Then off through eastern Utah and Lehman Caves and the Arches National park. As Canyon Land National Park was down the road we Stopped and took a short hike (Photo Above) Next was Mesa Verde and our Visit with the Morgan's. The next destination was through 4 corners and Tuba city, listening to Tony Hillerman books on tape then off to Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon. Later  on to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. We stopped of for 3 days in Vegas for rest and take in the Blue Man Group. Final top was LA visiting Mom and family. Finally the boring drive up Hwy 5 to  home ending our19 day road trip.

2009 we were off to Niagara Falls & Ontario Canada countryside with a City tour of Toronto

Niagara was site of the Everglades Reunion and had the chance to meet our old friends and made some new ones.

2008 This was one of though last Minute Ideas. We booked a cruise to Cabo San Lucas.


Blairsden Barn 2011   

The Crew completed the work in only 3 days and was on the way home.

Note the Photo Snow was starting to fall. This was Monday Morning and the Building Inspector was scheduled for that morning. Had to stick around and was bit nervous as the forecast was for another Big Storm 2 to 3 foot. The Inspector Finally showed up little after noon, better than not at all. We had No Problems with the Inspection, and it is ready to put all our Junk in. The 2 old cars Corvair & the VW, ATV/ATC Lawn Tractor, Chipper and more all inside and out of the weather.  There was no time to start putting every thing inside had to get out of Dodge as I did not bring the 4X4 and needed to get down the Hill before I had to put Chains on the Old truck, something I rather not do.



Blairsden House

The Cabin was or 5 year project that took a bit longer it is going on 25year now.  We have over 300 Daffodils planted and there all up in April May. They cover the whole Hill side.

We try and get up once a month to visit friends and hide out from the rest of the world to relax .


Gary, Denise, & Hunter. With Brad's addition to the Family with Baby Lyam
BB Lyam is almost two and is a very Happy little guy that has a smile on all the time and into every thing he can.



Fear #00 Click for Link

Gary Finished #5 Spot for the Racing year hard to compete with big $$. (ACTIVE LINK CLICK ON RED DONUT)

Portola House

Yes a New acquisition in 2014 by the Adams Family. The house was built some years ago (1951), and there was some question if we could get it ready for April and the Kids to move in Last summer and could they adapt to the winter weather in the Sierras. They all being used to the Sacramento area. They overcame the challenge with only one problem with frozen pipes. Work/Jobs are limited in the area but April has managed her money well and the Kids have done well in their new school and community. Some Photos of the House and the kids. James, Kyle, Chloe and Baby Kevin, who looks just like his daddy


Lots of Trees



The Boys


Those were the days.  AD24 USS Everglades 1951 to 1970  (Click and Link)

USS Everglades, USS Currituck, USS Pine Island along with Torpedoman's Association gathering in Nashville TN. We had almost 90 People in attendance this year. To link to the ships Web page and other Everglades Web Pages, click on the link here.  THIS IS ONE OF THE ACTIVE LINK TO ANOTHER SITE CLICK ON IT

In Loving Memory of Donald L. Shute (Click & Link)

Born Los Angeles, California, July 7th 1924

Passed Away Napa, California May 20th 2012

Summary of Don Shute Navy tour of duty during World War Two. (WWII) (ACTIVE LINK CLICK ON RED DONUT)

Tawny Dog Adams

    Tawny Adams. We still miss her, but she is still with use in Spirit Guarding the Cabin, and the new Barn, Beware Guard Ghost on Duty.

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