Old Friends

Dear Liza,

This weekend I got to visit with an old friend from Salinas, Cynthia Lott. She is a teacher at Laurelwood School in Salinas, and we have known each other for years. She was in town for a celebration, and between Grandpa Nelson’s Birthday, the wedding, and her flight home, we managed to juggle some time together.

I walked over to where she was staying, the Jupiter Hotel, and we had breakfast together. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a big crowd! Usually, trying to eat out on a weekend morning is a several hour, reservation only situation. But not so! Good food and friendly service, and off we went.

Cynthia likes to walk, so we had a tour through the neighborhood so she could visit Auntie Bridgett, who was working at the SideStreet Arts Gallery. The spring flowers were showing off! Peonies are huge, amazing, and look almost make believe.

We had a nice chat, then I needed to put her in the bus back to her hotel so she could head off to the airport.

It was so nice to see her and catch up! Life never stays the same, but with old friends, it’s fun to be able to go along for the ride.


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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