Friday morning 5:10am they drop me off at the airport, everything goes smoothly from here to Chicago, and even boarding on time in Chicago. Then we hear the first mate or whatever come over the loudspeaker on the plane and say something like this "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. We realize that we should have already been in the air by now but our Captian seems to have dissappeared" WHAT? I don't think that was the best way of wording that announcement. Anyways, turns out he was involved in a car accident in the employee parking lot so they had to hunt for a Captian for our flight. We were suppsoed to be in the air @ 8am didn't get there until 9:10am, but they made up for it in the air, we were only about 30 minutes late getting into San Francisco. I was about two hours later getting to Bakersfield from my original flight plan, not too bad I guess.
After driving thru In and Out Burger ( that was yummy!!), picking up the rental car, stopping by the fire dept to see John we get back to their house. She had a 'party' to go to at John's brothers house that evening so I hopped in the shower, changed and off we went to the 'Halloween' housewarming party. Their new house is beautiful!!! I really loved the kitchen and the stone fireplace, just about my dream of the two. Thanks to Kent & Evey for welcoming me into their house. I also met John's other brother Kevin and his wife Tracy and their family. And John's parents. I had a great time with all of you over the course of the week. It was great getting to know you all, THANKS for welcoming me into your homes and family!!
Saturday I was supposed to drive south on Saturday morning to meet a online friend but I was so wiped out that I backed out on her, I felt bad for cancelling but I was so tired that I didn't want to do much of anything. And other then going out to lunch and walking thru some model homes with Jamie I didn't do anything that day!!
Sunday we went to church and out to dinner with John's family. Wow, that church service was different from any I'm used to. Could be because there are something like 2500 people in service and a full orchestra and such whereas in our church we're lucky to have 70 on Sunday morning. Quite a difference there! Then Jamie & I packed up so we could go away to the coast, just the two of us for two days!!!!
Monday morning we get up get ready to go load everything in her car and it won't start!! So we load everything in the rental I had, which we were planning to return that morning, and head off. We hit road work traffic somewhere along the way, three times!! But it was a nice peaceful, beautiful drive. We checked in at our hotel in Avila Beach then went up the coast to Hearst Castle. We stopped at Morro Bay, but couldn't see much of the 'rock' as it was spitting rain and really cloudy, foggy....as you can see in the picture.
Tuesday morning we went up to check out the roof top deck on our hotel. We should've done that the night before! We could have watched our movie up there and listened to the ocean, although I bet it was chilly up there the night before. There were hammocks, day beds, a bar area with water and ice, microwaves, tvs it was all up there. Here is a shot from there:So we relaxed from up there for a while. I called home and she called her parents. My Dad likes to call and tell me to listen to the ocean if/when he is at the beach without me so I called my mom, didn't have dad's phone on me. But we sat up there for a while then walked down to the water (just across the street) and had someone walking along the beach take a picture of us there.