April 25, 2010

Pismo Beach, CA

Arrived in Pismo Beach on Friday.  Weather is beautiful -- 69 degrees, sunny.  The other night I tried out my new camera for the first time.  There is sooooo much to learn about it.  But, it's not as if I don't have the time!  It is a Nikon D300s and, so far, I love it.  Here is a picture I took of the sunset over the ocean at Pismo Beach the other night.   
Sunset at Pismo Beach
Then, today (Sunday), we walked into town for breakfast, bought some fudge, and walked back on the beach.  I had my small point and shoot camera for these shots.
Lots of People in Downtown Pismo Beach (and it is not even summer yet)

Jerry and Chanti

April 21, 2010

Day One of Our New Full-Time Life in a Motorhome

Finally, we actually have left our home and Cambria today -- after first having breakfast with Pat and Bill at the Creek Side Garden!  (Couldn't leave without having the Garden's delicious apricot and cream cheese french toast.) 
We can't believe that it took us 4 months to get the job done.  Of course, the tree hitting the house did set us back a bit.  The house went on the market today.  We won't be back to it until we need to come back to clear out the remaining furniture that we left in place during the time it is on the market.  

We thought that we would have just a little regret driving away from what has been our brick and mortar home for the last 11 years.  But, and we discussed this again today, we have no regrets at all.  In fact, we are very excited about all that the future holds.  One of our realtors, Wendy, said: "but won't you regret leaving this beautiful view?"  Our answer:  "Yes, it is beautiful, but it is only one view."  By moving around, we get to experience many different views, not to mention all the new people, places, and things that we will meet along the way. 
Right now,  we are spending two days in Paso Robles while we get the RV serviced.  Then, it's on the road again. 

April 11, 2010

Nine Days Left! Counting Down!

No pictures this time, just an update.  We had our garage sale yesterday, sent some thing back with Shan and Natalie who came to visit us this week, have loads of "stuff" to take to The Goodwill, sent books to Sean, the front yard is finished, the house is painted, the windows washed inside and out, people still coming to see the stuff we have listed on Craigslist, sold all the yarn on eBay, making trips to the storage facility, and started to load the RV.  On top of all this, we both came down with the flu (this downsizing is exhausting!). 

Although we haven't seen the article yet, we understand that we are in the May/June issue of the AARP Magazine under the title "Retired and Loving It."  At least 5 people who came to the garage sale mentioned seeing us in the magazine.  Now, if only our copy would arrive!