Thursday, January 31, 2013
I sléibhte le mo theaghlach
Thiomaint Leon suas as ár dteach go dtí Idyllwild leis Niall agus mé. Éist muid ceol ag séinm os ard sa ghluaistáin. In aice ard míle, chonaic muidsa flichsneachta éadrom ag imeall an thaobh an bóthar. Ar barr an mullaigh, bhí oigear ar fud.
Tháinig muid ar an cábáin agus diluchtú an bia. Go luath, tháinig Léna lena cara Julia agus a hiníonachtaí Rosie agus Lucy. Tháinig suas a fear céile Scott an lá dar gcíonn.
D'ol muid leann úr ó ghrúdlann i Redlands in aice láimhe. D'ith muid béilí blasta ag cócaráilte le Léna agus na clannaí. D'imir muid cluichí focal agus d'fhéach muid na scannáin "Lolita" le Kubrick--agus "Cleopatra Jones"!
Shiúl mé ag timpeall an imeall ar tsráidbhaile, anois agus ansin. Ach, bhí sé réo agus sneachta a thit aríst. Mar sin féin, bhí maith linn ag cur cuairt den sort sin a shuíomh annamh i gCalifoirnea Thuas, iomlán gheimridh fíor.
In the mountains with my family.
My family went off to the mountains at the end of last month and last year. We wanted to see snow together. It was the first time this happened to us.
Leo drove from our house up to Idyllwild with Niall and me. We listened to music playing loudly in the car. Near a mile high, we saw light sleet around the road. On top of the summit, there was ice all over.
We came to the cabin and unloaded the food. Soon, Layne with her friend Julia and her daughters Rosie and Lucy came. Her husband Scott came up the next day.
We drank fresh ale from a brewery in Redlands nearby. We ate tasty meals cooked by Layne and the families. We played word games and we watched the films "Lolita" by Kubrick--and "Cleopatra Jones"!
I walked around the outskirts of the village now and then. But, it froze and snow fell again. All the same, we were pleased to visit that rare place in Southern California, truly full of winter.