Thursday, July 23, 2009

First Week Back in the USA


We've been back in Camarillo for a week now so I thought I would post a quick update about our attempts to reacquaint ourselves to life in California.

After hitting the Rio Mesa H.S. Weight Room to meet the 2009 Freshman team for the first time, I headed on up to Ventura H.S. to watch our Varsity team's last 7-on-7 games of the summer, both wins over Oak Park and Ventura High Schools.

Spartans playing Goal Line pass defense

Orange Groves

We visited the home that Mike and Vanessa will share after they get married in August. It is in a very rural area of Ventura County that is ripe with citrus fields and horses.

Ivy covered walls are always good

Their rental is located above the garage seen here.

The Living Room

All in all, this is a great spot for their first home.

Aunt Katica, my Mother and Me

On Sunday we drove down to San Marino to visit my Aunt and Mother to show them the photos of our time in Asturias, Spain where their parents were born and where they went to school.

We also cooked them our best attempt at an authentic Sicilian spaghetti lunch.

They liked it.

Sandra Tchiprout and Shi Young Kim

Shi Young took me to Dodger Stadium as a belated birthday present to see the Dodgers play the Cinncinati Reds. Sandra was already there with her son and some friends so we bought tickets near their seats and snuck into the row behind them.

Dodger dogs now cost $5 each and one Stella Artois beer cost $11!

Los Angeles 7 - Cinncinati 5

Manny

The Dodgers enigmatic left fielder in action.

It is good to be home but we are definitley living a different life style than the one we enjoyed in Sicily.

1 comment:

.:Bri:. said...

YAY Mr. Contreras! Back in Cali :D Im glad your back Mr. Contreras.