I did a home exchange on the recent long President’s weekend and it was awesome! It was another trip to the central coast of California with our home base in Los Osos…while a great family stayed in my home and visited Disneyland.
We’ve had a lot of rain here in California and the difference it has made to the hillsides, creeks and lakes as you drive up Highway 1/101 is amazing. In the past few years it’s been pretty brown and dismal, but now, I’m not kidding, it looks like Ireland…it’s SO green! We couldn’t get over it! That, coupled with the ocean on our left made for a beautiful drive.
There were six of us and we had a blast. We arrived late on Thursday evening, so we just brought in Chinese food. Friday was a rainy day, with high winds…we even lost power a couple of times…so we decided to just hunker down, read and relax, while we watched the weather change through the floor to ceiling window overlooking Morro Bay. I have to say it’s definitely the best view I’ve had doing a home exchange and the house was great, with every amenity you could want.
The next two days included trips to Harmony (“population: 18″…woohoo..it used to be “population: 2” when I first started visiting over 20 years ago), Cambria, the Seal Rookery near San Simeon, The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pismo and a jaunt through San Luis Obispo. As I have said here before…always more fun to tell the story in pictures…..here you go….
…..END OF DAY TWO….
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL…..
I gained 4 lbs during this trip. I blame the cinnamon roll.
I agree…good thinking!
Loved seeing our world through your “rose colored glasses”, Jeanine. Your photos are fabulous, and I enjoyed seeing your visit through your lens. Your itinerary was a genuine sampling of what our area has to offer. Is spite of the weather, or maybe because of it, you were able to cherish the adventure in a unique way. All things considered, this was a complete win~win, I’d say. Vive l’envie de wanderlust! 😀
Off to the next one soon….