V had a brainstorm the evening of December 28th, and asked, “How would you like to take a day trip to the coast tomorrow?”
He didn’t have to ask me twice. My friend Margaret’s birthday was Dec. 28th, and we hadn’t given them their Christmas present or her birthday present. So we were up at 5:00 a.m., and by 7:00 we were on the road.
As you can see it was foggy. We call this fog Tule fog. It wasn’t horrible, but I wanted to give you a taste of it.
I couldn’t stop to take really great pictures along the way because this was a day trip, and we would leave almost as soon as we got there, like a game of tag you’re it with Spencer and Margaret, only they never come chase us. You can see that as we got into the hills past Kettleman City that the fog had lifted somewhat, but still clung to the valley floors.
We approached a big bank of fog as we roller coastered down the road.
We thought we would get out of the fog by going to the coast, and most of the time that was true, but we were fearful that this was not going to be one of those times. When we actually got to San Luis Obispo, though, the weather had changed from foggy to downright COLD. That’s not supposed to happen at the coast, either.
We had to stop and get our Christmas present at Costco, a huge tri-tip steak. It works out well as a gift for folks that don’t need to accumulate a bunch more “stuff”. While we were shopping, we saw my dream car parked in the parking lot charging up. I hadn’t seen a real live Tesla before, nor had I seen an electric charging station in a shopping mall parking lot.
I’m guessing that this was SOMEONE’s Christmas present.
I was curious about the charging posts as well. I wondered how people paid for the electricity, or if the mall giving it out as a goodwill measure. Can you tell? I couldn’t.
After we tagged Spencer and Margaret, we stopped at Ocean Canyon to make a reservation, since they didn’t have a space for us this week-end. I had brought our special friend, Manny along to introduce to all of you. This was the perfect setting to take his portrait.
He’s not shy about posing anytime anywhere like V is, and he loves to clown around. He wanted to pose with V, but this is the closest I came to getting V to pose for me.
So now you know a little of what V and I have been up to so far this holiday. I have another History Girls’ adventure coming up tomorrow, so I’ll see you in San Diego. Russel Ray are you home????