After our workshop in Ashland, Kris stayed and hung out with his family. Shoji and I drove back to Mt. Shasta to have Mother’s Day dinner together. What a treat! This was the first time in a long time that I can remember being back for Mother’s Day. Although Shoji and I didn’t cook since we drove in, it was a treat for our moms just to have us there. We were fortunate to be with Mark Miyoshi and his wife, Luisa and our old friend Michelle Fujii and her husband Toru. Here’s to moms! We love you.
The next day Kris’ family drove down and we all had dinner together again! Kris’ family wanted to take us out. It was a lovely dinner at the resort with a nice view of Mount Shasta. Touring, rehearsing, practicing, and doing business together really puts a toll on our relationships with all of our differences, but this was a special evening and made me appreciate Shoji and Kris and our families for all that we’ve been through. The conversation revolved around “what if”. “What if” this happened or didn’t happen? It’s all by chance or fate. We wouldn’t be here doing what we love. Thanks Shoji, Kris, and Kelvin for this time right here, right now.
And now we’re back on the road in Tahoe. Terry Yagura who used to be the director for Arts for the Schools and hired us when we first starting out, had us over for dinner. She and her husband Ken cooked us a great meal at their wonderful home. Nothing like home cooked food on the road!!! Thank you so much Terry and Ken!