Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A weekend in So Cal

Drove down to Palm Springs to visit our former neighbor and return some unsold but potentially high value items. She's doing fairly well. She's staying with a friend in a condo on a golf course. We got a short tour of the area. It was relaxing, but our butt muscles were already bruised from the 8+ hr drive down, and we ended up sitting a lot anyway. While there we visited an aunt of my lovely bride. We haven't seen them in 20+ years, but had a nice visit.

Saturday we drove up to San Luis Obispo and checked into a nice B&B and visited an Uncle. I'm pretty sure we met many years ago, but he did not recall meeting me before. We had a nice visit and lunch at the Madonna Inn, then a drive to Avila Beach. We got there late in the day, but there must have been a school of fish in the bay because the Pelicans were constantly diving for fish. It was spectacular and made the whole trip worth it.


  1. I like that area around SLO, it's always surprising how accessible the coast is from there. Your temporary absence was noted.

  2. I'm glad your friend is doing well.

    The photos are beautiful. I'd find that view worth the price of admission, too. Long drives are trying, but when the payoff is friends, families and great views, the memory of the ride fades fast.

  3. I love SLO and remember Madonna Inn when there was nothing else around it, stuck out in the boonies. I'm sure the cats are glad to have you back. Did they tattle on their sitters?

  4. Stopping by for a visit. . . hey. . .nice pictures!This California native is impressed.

    So wonderful that you are so available to your neighbor. I am sure your kindness will not be forgotten.