For the last 2 days, I have left a series of pictures and clues, hoping to see if anyone could guess where I went on my mini-vacation for the long holiday weekend. Thanks to everyone for your comments and guesses. To end your suspense, I will now tell you that I was in Pismo Beach, CA!
It is about a 3 1/2 hour drive northwest from my home, up to central California. The drive was really scenic, some of it along the Pacific coast, some through long stretches of farm land. I got to blast my music and sing my little heart out in the car. I went to visit my fabulous friend Cathi, her son Jeremiah and her fiance Jeff. I met Cathi 5 years ago when I first moved to California, where we both worked together a group home for abused and neglected children. She and Jeremiah moved up to Pismo a year and a half ago to be with Jeff, and I hadn’t seen her since. She was not only my friend, but also my mentor at work and a fun adventure partner. We would go try all sorts of new types of foods and local activities. We also used to do some scrapbooking together (something I miss doing).
It was so much fun to reconnect with them. They took me to see lots of sites in Pismo Beach and surrounding beaches, as you can see from the last 2 days posts. I can’t wait to go back again to spend more time with them. Next time I’m making sure to pack lots of sunscreen (see yesterday’s picture). I think I have 2nd or 3rd degree burns as I ended up getting sick during the night.
Today was the long drive back. Because of the end of the long holiday weekend, there was a lot of traffic. There was a long stretch where cars were bumper to bumper going no more than 15 miles per hour. It ended up taking about 5 hours to get back. I made sure to wear a longer sleeved shirt to help block the sun from burning me more on the drive. I hope you all had a great weekend, and remembered to thank our service men and women, past and present, for protecting us and our freedoms.