I doubt that most people want to read about someone else’s kids or grandkids, so I’ll make this brief.
Two of our granddaughters spent a few days breathing clean air, seeing stars in a clear Sierra sky, and smelling authentic horse manure here in Greenhorn Ranch. It took over seven hours for Vanessa and Emily to drive from
to our home, due to Bay Area traffic, but they agreed that it was worth it.
|Emily, Grandma, and Vanessa|
We are part of a real western-style guest ranch, with an atmosphere reminiscent of the Lone Ranger days. This is quite a contrast to the lifestyle of
where both girls live and work.
This isn’t the first time they’ve been here, so they weren’t shocked by the fall colors and cowboy hats.
Both girls were here when we had horses and they were the size of a horse’s head. Well, I may be exaggerating, but they were not too small to ride the horses. We have photos of them when each looked like a little circus monkey on a Clydesdale.
|Emily, Grandpa, and Vanessa|
Vanessa ( 26) graduated from the
of Oregon and works as a journalist in
San Francisco. She has traveled to Paris,
and other places for work assignments, but had traveled to other parts of the
world prior to here current job. Both
girls are well traveled. Vanessa
described her weekend with us in her blog http://vanessabrunner.com/. She has some great photos along with a
well-written description of life here in the mountains. Click on it.
It’s very well done.
Emily (24) graduated from her sister’s football rival, the
and works as a graphic designer, specializing in logos and product
branding. If you happened to see the
pink headphones worn by NFL football players and coaches for cancer awareness
last week, you now know who designed them.
This is a famous and expensive brand called, “Beats” by Dr. Dre. Emily travels to University of Arizona L.A. weekly to work with Dr. Dre on various
Ranch owner and cowboy, Ralph Wilburn, falls in love with Emily while Vanessa cracks up.
So that was a sample of a great weekend with our “city slicker” granddaughters. Be sure to check out Vanessa’s blog at http://vanessabrunner.com/.