I haven't the time to fully describe yesterday, so will truncate. Had a great visit and will post pictures on Facebook.
What a day! I polished off the first part of it by changing the bed, doing two loads of wash, and running out to Wal-Mart for a few items. Got to Ellen's at 2:30, the others came immediately after, and we set off to see the Singapore Four in Santa Barbara.
It took an hour to get there. We left the 101 and climbed higher and higher up into the hills. Finally got there and found a beautiful house in a truly spectacular setting. The girls were in the infinity pool and below us was a panoramic view stretching miles and miles to the ocean and the Channel Islands beyond. Just breath-taking.
We all got into our suits and joined my granddaughters. Pool was set at 80 degrees and we swam around, then slid into the hot tub--so delicious when the air turned cooler.
After, Mike and Paula served a wonderful meal of steak, swordfish, other fish, shrimp, corn, tiny potatoes, and other yummy stuff, along with wine. We ate on the deck and it was great.
We then adjourned to the living room--huge windows showing the view--and opened presents. Had eggnog (which I love, and it had a stick in it), laughed, talked, and just had a ball. I didn't get home until 10:00 after a fabulous day.
And we haven't even had the big party yet!