Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
Travel Roundup for Wednesday

We’re home! We had such a great trip. First, we missed CPA Boy, Special K and Turbo because they were sick. Turbo is all better, CPA Boy is mostly recovered and Special K was the last to get sick so she’s still living the misery. Hopefully they’ll all be well soon!

Youngest son, his wife, and Wizard and I had a great trip. It was no pressure and tons of fun. I’ll post some highlights:

We stayed across the street from the ocean and a gorgeous boardwalk. Think small, quaint and rugged little beach city and that’s Cambria. I found it to be very unpretentious and truly relaxing. I loved all the raw beauty there. It was cool, occasionally foggy and so pretty and peaceful. Our rooms had small balconies that overlooked the ocean. Here’s a picture of the little boardwalk:

People walked it from early morning until the late evening, with lots of folks walking their dogs. I felt perfectly safe to go by myself when everyone else was busy, and I happily did it. Weirdly with all the dogs I saw, the all were leashed and behaved. We considered taking Maggie, but ultimately decided not too (don’t tell her that!)

Here’s a sunset pic from one of my solo walks:

And here’s some elephant seals a few miles down the road — there were so many of them!

And zebras! there’s lots of cows and even some buffalo. But when my daughter in law told me there were zebras, I was skeptical. But she was right:

Otherwise, we shopped on what is their Main street. It had touristy stuff, but lots of antique store things too. We found a few shirts (touristy!) and some car and music memorabilia for Wizard that is awesome. I got two pictures one that reminds me of Savaged Illusions band from my Savaged Illusions Books, and one from The Wizard of Oz (or close to it) that I loved because…witches! They are for our office. We also bought some wine for our modest little wine rack and truly enjoyed ourselves. We only did one wine tasting, and actually drank very little alcohol there, but we had lots of coffee :-)

We picked up Maggie as soon as we got back into town, and so far, she seems fine. She’s tired, but the owner of the boarding place told me on the phone earlier in the day when we were discussing a pickup time: “She might be getting older, but she has a lot of energy and loves to eat her wet food.” That sounds like Maggie did fine there. We only worry because she got so sick last time, but that likely was just stress colitis from a heck of a lot of stress going on at the time. Fingers crossed she gets through the night without getting sick and we’ll breathe a big sigh of relief.

Today, I get to do all the usual food shopping, piles of laundry and returning to normal life. But that’s all okay. The couple days away were much needed and appreciated!

How’s your Wednesday going?

4 comments to “Travel Roundup for Wednesday”

  1. Silver James
    November 8th, 2023 at 8:58 am · Link

    OH! *claps hands in delight* What a wonderful getaway and what a charming place to visit. If I lived on the ocean, I’d want to live in a little town like that! Hoping Maggie is just happy her people are home and that she’s her bouncy self today. Good luck with the errands and the chores. Ugh. That reminds me. I need to put up the laundry and iron LG’s shirts. I’ll get right on that! 🤣 Hope Special K is on the mend. I know CPA Boy and Turbo will take good care of her. And I’m sure y’all enjoyed some special time with Youngest and DiL.

    I’m enjoying the return to Standard Time. My body has already adjusted. LOL It HATES DST with a purple passion and never does fully adjust. Since Sunday, I’ve mostly slept the night through instead of being up 3 or 4 times. Yay! And I love that the sun is up as I start work in my office instead of it being dark for another couple of hours. Anyway…

    Wednesday is off to a good start. Monday was Wallyworld and yesterday was…Tuesday. LOL I fixed Chinese for dinner last night. Just normal stuff and hey, isn’t that just the thing sometimes? Just plain, ol’ normal life? I’m all for it.

    Get your stuff done but be sure to rest in between. Don’t let the effects of the getaway get away too soon! 🥰

  2. Viki S.
    November 8th, 2023 at 4:07 pm · Link

    Wow! That is sure a pretty place to vacation at even for a short time. I love the zebra and seals. All of the phots are lovely. Maybe if you go there again, Maggie can come too.

    It stinks that eldest and family couldn’t go. They were smart to not go to the service and the on the trip. They would feel awful if they got others sick. Their own illness may have lasted longer too by not resting. Sure hope Special K is better very soon.

    I hope you were able to get everything done and not tire yourself out too much today.

    Have a wonderful afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    November 8th, 2023 at 4:23 pm · Link

    Silver, Maggie is great — just her normal self and we’re super happy. We both slept great last night and are getting things done today. By tonight, we’ll be tired :-)

    Did you ever get to LG’s shirts today?????

    I’m so glad that the time change helps you sleep better. Sorry the spring forward makes you miserable — everyone is different.

    I’m all for normal life right now too! And it’s always a win when you get Walmart done and behind you for the week.

    Hope your day is going well!

  4. Jenn
    November 8th, 2023 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Viki, it’d be fun to take Maggie as long as we aren’t doing anything that required to leave her in the hotel room for an extended period of time. It’s very dog friendly there!

    I agree that Oldest and family made the right choice about the service and the trip. We’ll do it another time with them.

    I’m getting things done today, but moving at my own pace which is the way I like to do it. It’s nice to have a week with no external pressures.

    Enjoy your afternoon and evening!

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