From: Gagne, Kathleen
Subject: Hello Again Again (2)
Sent: May 26, 2006
Hi, Brenda, Robin, and Tony (I hope)
David ran in the Los Angeles Marathon on April 19. He is 32 and has never run a marathon before. His number was 23647, and I think you can see pics of him if you go to lamarathon.com. I actually went to LA on April 27 and came home May 3. It was great! I got a chance to really spend some quality time with David’s girlfriend (soon to be fiance, I think). Jen flew in from Chicago to meet us there. She turned 31 on Monday. God, I’m getting old. David and [redacted] are renting a really nice house. They have two dogs and two cats – right up my alley. We went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park (not to be considered the Zoo) and had a great time. We also went to the La Brea Tar Pits. That place is really cool. There’s a great museum, there is tar popping up all throughout the park. David got some on his jeans and shoes. The best fun was just being with David and Jen (Except when we’re shopping. I hate browsing, and both my kids still have to touch everything in the store). We did the Santa Monica Pier, but I had seen it last year. It was nice to have Jen there. By the way, the Pacific Ocean is just like the Atlantic, only facing the other way. HeHe!
Someone told me today that they thought I was around 50. Yea!!!!!
Jen and her roommate in Chicago have been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a week at a time for several years. They started at the southern end and are all the way up to Virginia this year. Jen loves the great outdoors!!! She and [redacted] are on the trail as of today.
I’m heading for Daytona this weekend. I try to go every two weeks to see Mom. She turned 85 October 28. It’s a 2.5 hour drive, but I really miss her and want to see her and my niece and nephew (and Dic).
What are you guys up to? Maybe I will be able to get up there in a few months. I’m sooooo glad we got connected again. I really love you guys!