It’s been fun here in the Monterey area as Dr visits and taking care of business decrease, and friends & family time increase.
It’s a feeling of comfort to spend time with people I love. I’m a loner by nature….and introvert for sure, so I need to be careful to get my ‘down time’….I do love and cherish being alone! But right now, with the limited time I have here in the ‘home place’, some social overload is totally fine with me, and I’m loving every minute of it. When I get on the road, I’ll have plenty of time to recharge my internal batteries.
“To everything there is a season…”
The Big Sur coast and the Monterey Bay area is a bucket-list worthy place to visit, if you have never been here. Spring or fall would be favorable, due to summer crowds and possible rough weather and roads maybe falling off the edge of the world down Highway 1 in the winter. Have I mentioned the bucket-list worthiness of this area before? Maybe in my last post? 🙂 Can’t help it…because it’s my favorite place on earth. And due to the fact that I feel that way, and the fun I’ve been having, (and Mary’s unlimited internet), I have LOTS of pictures.
Laura and Joel came over and parked their cute little car in front of my cute little trailer. We laughed because it looked like it was the tow vehicle. 🙂
While they were here, Joel, as my computer guru 🙂 , put VPN on my computer, IPad and IPhone, so I’ll have more security when I’m using public internet. He also helped me update everything and back it all up.
We went to Tarpy’s Roadhouse for dinner…what a lovely place.
Then it was back to my favorite place for breakfast…Deetjens Big Sur Inn…with friend Maureen.
Who would think an order of toast would be so lovely?
Soy milk and brown sugar chunks for the excellent coffee. Yumm.
I must be hungry as I write this blog! A nice snack Mary and I had at her house. The cheese is vegan!
Meanwhile, I do get some work done. I’ve packed up the back of JR again. (JR is my truck, short for ‘Joy Ride’.) All that empty space! I love it!
Then yesterday we celebrated Jason’s birthday. My ‘baby’ is 40!
Jason and Mandy, married one year now. Mandy’s parents hosted the birthday party.
The view off of their deck. So grateful to be able to spend the day there.
The moms wore stripes! 🙂
Time to celebrate YOU, Jason!
I brought bubbles, and they were enjoyed by all. 🙂 Larry and Sharon and grand baby Skylar.
Sharon and Skylar picking flowers in the garden.
When we finished celebrating Jason’s birthday we went on down Highway 1 to celebrate Mothers Day at Nepenthe. This restaurant has been here for 67 years. The word ‘nepenthe’ means ‘no sorrow’. Hard to have any sorrow here.
Love these two.
My South Coast margarita, my rose from Sharon’s garden…and the ocean beyond.
Gosh, does a day get ANY better than this?
My heart is full of gratitude for the beauty of people and places in my life!