Saturday, November 21, 2009

Things I've Learned About California...

They are very upscale. Arizona has Tent City they have Men's Colonies. Do the women have Spas?

There's still abeach that you can drive your truck on. Doesn't my truck look happy?

Buck loved this beach. I think The Peddler did too!
Doesn't he look like a happy beach dog?
And what's this? Hoof prints in the sand?

A beach you can ride your horse on. How about it Sam? Are you ready?

Riding off into the sunset. Pismo is a fabulous beach. I can only imagine what it's like in the summer. I may just need to find out!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Mason is awake and groggy. Tests are done and now they will wait until Dec. 8th for the results. He even got to pick his flavor of gas...his choice, Skittles. Flavored gas, who would have thought!

Mason's First Day Of Preschool

Yesterday was Mason's first day of preschool. He was a little nervous at first but had a great time!

Today he is in a Denver hospital getting a scope put into his stomach to see why he has so many tummy issues. Something he has had done before, but still nothing we want this little guy to go through. They will also do a biopsy of his esophagus to see if any damage has been done. Mason has had tummy trouble since he was born. It will more than likely take a surgery to correct, but we hope not. Please keep our little man in your thoughts and prayers today.

Grammy and Papa love you Mason! xoxo

Thursday, November 19, 2009

One Of Our Favorite Places

This is for you Judy B. You love antiquing in Cambria and we love Moonstone Beach!
We were on our way back down from San Simeon. Believe it or not there is a really nice Motel 6 there right across the highway from the beach. The back of the motel backs up to Hearst Castle land. Got to see all of the Zebras that are still there. Too far away for a picture but there were lots of them.

This quite possibly could be our favorite beach spot ever.

And this is where we go every time we are here, which isn't often enough. It's been at least 10 years. We were happy to see them still in business.

The view from the outdoor patio.

Hmmm, I wonder who these are for?

Calimari and Steamers anyone? The steamers were mouthwatering!

Buck finally got to play on the beach!

Proof that I am really here!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

So, here's some pictures from the first leg of our camping adventure.

The first big campfire at Carpenteria State Beach.

Sunset...I think I posted one of these already.

This is the campground after it has sort of emptied out. They really pack you in like sardines. And it's not a pull through park. It's all back in. I was pretty impressed with The Peddler!

It seems to me that when I was young and we lived in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara when we would make the trip to L.A. the rolling hills were full of cattle and huge oak trees. Now, it's full of vineyards! Apparently there's more money in wine than cattle. Acres and acres look just like this. Beautiful bit kinda sad. It's been at least 12 years since I've made this trip. Big changes.

Say good bye to Carpenteria State Beach. It was nice to camp so close to the ocean but there were no dogs allowed on the beach, so no fun for Buck.

This is where we ended up last night right at dusk. Morro Bay. This is beautiful. I've only seen Morro Rock from the highway. Never came out to the actual town. Can't wait to go explore and get some pictures of this beautiful park. So, that's what Buck and I are going to do now! Here's to a great day! But it is chilly.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We Are Crossing This Dream Off Of The List!

Here we are pulling out...

The Peddler....happy happy

Buck happy happy...

Getting close...

almost there...

Our first sunset of the trip.! Here's to lots of sunsets!

My Hopes For Posting.....

May be dashed. We brought the wrong disc to load the wireless internet and the campground doesn't have wi-fi. The Peddler has run off to Verizon to see if he can get a disc. I hope they will have one. I've got stories to tell. So much has happened andwe aren't even at the beach yet. Here's a little tease. Today has already involved a dog attack and a broken finger. Let's hope we get connected so I can tell you the rest of the story and post pictures! Cross your fingers..haha

I'm posting from a friend of Rick's computer or I would put the pictures on right now. I don't think Dave would appreciate my pictures on his computer!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Watch Out California...Here We Come!

We're hitched up and ready to head out. I promise to post a picture a day (if all of the technical items in my life work right!) Wish me luck.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let's see if they're reading!

It's Veterans day and I would like to thank my son-in-law Gale. Not only for serving our Country but for being a wonderful husband and father. And my daughter, Cristine for being a supportive military wife and a great mother!

Love all of you!

And thank you to all of the wonderful men and women that have served and are serving our Country!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Busy Day!

So this is what it feels like to be retired...I love it. Went to Bliss Fest and saw lots of friends that I have not seen in quite some time. Fun to catch up! From there to the Rubber Stamp Convention. Again, more friends. All of this of course, with my good friend Judy, and then off to lunch. Back to Mystic Paper for a great class with Ericka and then home. I think the dog missed me!

Tomorrow is The Peddler's birthday and he is AWOL. Working out of town and working on his birthday. Oh yeah, that's what I did on my birthday! We're insane. Retirement here we come!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

So, I see that my partner in crime has let the cat out of the bag!

And, yes it's true that I am retiring in a weird sort of way. I have decided that it is time for me. Time for me to go see my grandkids more often, time to travel with The Peddler, and time to take classes and learn how to use all of this product that you have bought from us over the last five years.

Now, there's no need to panic because Jennifer is keeping Mystic Paper open. She has hired more employees (very talented employees I might add). So it will be business as usual at Mystic Paper minus me. Ohh, that stung a little!

I have made so many great friends at Mystic Paper and hope that we can stay in touch. I promise to blog more and you can always find me farming on Face Book. And you'll find me taking classes at Mystic Paper. My first one is this weekend. And smack me if you see me at the cash register.

Jennifer, thanks for the great learning experience this has been. And the laughs, temper tantrums (mine), and learning to appreciate oversized scissors! And, by the way, whens the party? Love you!