Himself: Pretty darned good: swam, worked on pictures, walked, and ate vastly differently.
Herself: Swam, worked on the books rotating them out of one shelf on to another, rested, walked a mile, read, ate and worked on pictures. They seem endless.
Gratitude: Lenora called and is safely home from the far countries.
You know what excitement does.
Top: G loading the car, getting on the road again. Bottom: The Gaviota Tunnel through the Santa Inez Mountains, and the rolling hills behind a fallow field.
I was fixated on the fields and grasses. After reading Marion B’s book about the decimation of the family farm, I looked for family farms at every curve in the road. I was glued to the window glass as the barns whipped by the windows. With the sea on one side and gentle hills on the other, I spent much of my time oggling the world around us.
“Oh, what’s that over there…” I would gesture toward green rows. For all I knew they could have been cabbage or strawberries. Probably the latter.
Cultivated rows amid the hills.
We moved off 101, the old highway that follows the coastline road first laid down as a trail by the friars who began the Missions in the 1700’s. Today you can see bells lining this road every few miles marking its fascinating history.
Lunch with Bonnie who was almost packed for her trip to the music festival and praying it wouldn’t rain. See the pictures on her page. She walked us around town, across the swinging bridge, stopped for a moment at the old school house, and showed us around the countryside which included a small group of the old Theosophical Society and their store and temple.
When we stop, there’s always amazing little bits of history to be found everywhere.
Back on the road again, we headed up the coast to Cambria through Morro Bay. We stayed in Cambria on beautiful but fog shrouded Moonstone beach….just feet from our downscale motel door. Dinner, a dried BBQ, in Cambria itself, then back to the motel to download mountains of pictures again before bed.
Links: (with more to be added later.)
Highway 101 Bells
The California Bell Company
Highway 101 in California