Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Farewell to San Francisco

Like this freighter we are saying farewell to San Francisco this morning and heading over towards Monterrey Bay. The City by the Bay is very pretty but also pretty crowded and a couple of days is enough.

Now these are more our kind of neighbours. There are crowds of sea lions, elephant seals and birds here at Moss Landing, between Monterrey and Santa Cruz. We will be here for a few days, hopefully resting up and getting the Jeep repaired. There is a lot to see and do here also and the weather is supposed to be pretty nice also. We'll see.

This fellow seems to have a itch that takes a little bending to scratch. Either that or he is wondering whether his deodorant is working. Let me tell you from my perspective he and his mates need a good bath.

Those of you who know my better half know that getting this Jeep dirty is a bad thing, and you probably also know that I am not nearly as neat as her, so she spends a lot of time cleaning up after me. I really don't try to make a mess, it just seems to happen. That said it sure is nice to have a nice clean vehicle to ride around in and if I have a shower every day and keep clean clothes on I am usually allowed to ride inside and even drive the machine.

As I said earlier we are going to spend a few days here and start the slowing down process for the winter. We have reached warm weather and seem to be avoiding the rain so far so we will move south as the weather urges us to but not at any great speed. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will get through Palm Desert and move on over into the Arizona desert for a while before heading back north to Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo. We have tickets for the last four performances of that from December 10th to the 13th and then the rest of the winter is free.

I was glad to hear from the folks back home over the last couple of days as this is a kind of a blind faith type of writing. You just hope folks are reading and just maybe they find it a little interesting too. Sounds like lots of changes back in the oil business at home and here's hoping those that still want to keep working are managing to do so. Your right Dennis it is great to be retired at times like this. And as for your jealousy Mick from the photos that is a pretty nice pool in your backyard in Phoenix, now you just need to use it.

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully we will be there Feb 4th.Drive careful as always, have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!