Thursday, December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008

Hi Everyone,

We are still in Pismo Beach, CA. Since we previously purchased an interest in the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, we get to stay here for up to 70 days free a year. That part is good. But, being right on the beach, within walking distance from Pismo Beach and the pier, and within a mile or two of all the shopping centers (and the Pismo Outlets), makes this a very good place for us to settle in for awhile. Not only that, we are within driving distance from Cambria (45 minutes North of us) and can easily run up there if we have to do so for any reason. And, we are close enough for our Cambrian friends and relatives (Pat and Bill) to drive down here to see us.

That is what happened yesterday. Tom and Lynn (Cambria Coffee Roasting Company) joined us for dinner last night on the RV (with Jerry doing the cooking, of course). Great catching up with them. See picture below.

The other day we found a boardwalk walking/running path along the backside of the golf course and next to the ocean just South of us. Like the boardwalk on Moonstone Beach, the path is wooden and meanders through the dunes and trees. I brought my camera with me today to capture some pictures.

That reminds me of something I've noticed since we have been RVing. Maybe it's because I've been taking pictures of our surroundings for the last eight months, or maybe it is because I'm getting older and "more observant" (though there are those who will dispute that -- namely, Jerry), or maybe it is because we are more "retired" and have the time to appreciate all the beauty this world has to offer, but I am so much more impressed with nature and it's impact on the senses than ever before.

So, let me ask, when was the last time you stepped outside the door of your home to take photographs of the beauty that surrounds your house -- plants in the garden, birds in the trees, dew drops on the grass and the lighting, colors or shadows making for artistic pictorial creations? In this digital age, it is so easy to just shoot without having to spend money getting film developed. And for some reason or other, if you capture the scene on your camera, it is also captured in your mind and will stay with you longer.

On Saturday, Jerry and I will celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. Who knew?

With that, we will sign off for now. Still have until next Wednesday until we leave Pismo Beach.

If we don't update this blog until after Christmas -- we send your way our happiest of thoughts for a wonderful holiday season to each and everyone of you.

Happy Holidays!

Jerry and Mary