|Luke and Judy - Christmas 2016|
My IMMEDIATE FAMILY includes my hubby of 46+ years, Luther (aka Luke), and our only child, daughter Robin.
Robin is happily married to Troy and they have two teenage sons: techie Taylor (age 17 next week) and sports player Tanner (14). They live in Pleasanton, CA and we can conveniently visit them with our motorhome if space is available at the nearby Alameda County Fairgrounds RV Park.
We also have been known to tag along with them in our motorhome on family vacations to Palm Desert and Disneyland and to youth baseball tournaments in Cooperstown, NY and the Phoenix area.
|Luke is on the left with his younger brother Dale in the middle and older brother Gene on the far right.|
My WORK FAMILY and thousands of students were always dear to me at Cosumnes River College (CRC) in Sacramento and Placerville, California. I worked 32 years for CRC in a variety of roles including public information officer, professor of journalism, photography, communications media and computer science applications, Study Abroad Coordinator, and College Dean. I still stay in touch with my Emeritus Association members and even former students who have gone on to have their own communications career. As a matter of fact, my next door neighbor is a former Desktop Publishing student who went on to have his own printing businesses.
Our COOL FAMILY HOME!
Since I retired in 2004 we have been "on the road" anywhere from six to nine months out of the year. When not traveling we live in a multi-story house on 3/4 acre in a 2700-acre gated community with security patrols, a free 9-hole golf, walking and horse trails and many clubs. As a matter of fact, this week we are celebrating 38 years living in Auburn Lake Trails, in Cool, CA. When we travel our Community Services team provides courtesy house checks for open doors, windows, or strange vehicles in the driveway. We pay a neighbor to mow the lawn when needed.
|Casa de Cool and our Rolling Condo parked in our driveway in Cool.|
Our RV Family is Huge!
We just came from two national RV club gatherings in Chandler and Tucson, Arizona and literally met up with and hugged hundreds of friends. We stay in contact through newsletters and social media, especially Facebook and Yahoo discussion groups, and I can probably tell you where each of my 510 Facebook friends are currently on the road visiting with family or playing tourist somewhere in the world!
In the RV world I am frequently called "CoolJudy" and I tease that it is an attitude, as well as a nickname, based on our home town. I can't even imagine how many times someone had walked up to me and asked: "Aren't you Cool Judy"? My photo and nickname are all over the internet in RV discussion groups. Some folks even call my husband "Cool Hand Luke".
|We are also called the CoolRVers because of our email address and motorhome license plate.|
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