We packed and packed and packed, with help from dear friends Xochitl and Mari, who packed up my kitchen and linen cabinet, respectively, as well as taking "treasures" to a local veterans' charity. And Mari, thanks again for the lovely bubbly and pizza break in the middle of the day. It helped. Big time. In fact, I think I'll never pack sober again.
Driving into the gorgeous sunset, we met up around 8:45 PM in Buellton. Yes, at Pea Soup Anderson's. During a quick supper, JD told me he had received some phone calls on the road regarding his father, who had been taken to the hospital. The ER doctor called him to advise him that Jim had pneumonia and was refusing treatment. With heavy hearts, we got back on the road and drove to the new house.
The next day, the movers arrived around noon, but in the meantime, JD was receiving more calls about his dad, and he went to the hospital while I dealt with the movers. It was a long day, during which JD made arrangements with the folks from Central Coast Hospice to get Jim moved back to his residence.
|The back bay|
We gave ourselves a date night on Saturday, dining at one of our favorite places in Morro Bay, The Galley on the Embarcadero. I love sitting at the intimate bar there; we've met the nicest people - most of whom are locals.
|The fog monster|
Sunday was a quiet day. Monday was busy, busy, and then we treated ourselves to a drive back to Santa Ynez for an "Industry Night" tasting at Carr Winery. What fun! So good to see our #sbcwine friends while tasting lovely wines and delicious snacks. We stopped in at The Good Life to see Lisa and Alfred, and were joined by our Solvang friends, Jim and Sue.
The best part, of course, was that instead of the long slog back to LA, we had an easy drive back to LO. Tonight we'll celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary at Windows on the Water in Morro Bay.
So, not too much about wine this time, but the wine stories will be returning. Thanks for following us this year. Hope you'll stay with us as we learn more about our new town.
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