Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I went with sister PD and friend ML to Pismo Beach in July. What a cool place that is. It's about 5 hours from San Diego, so we did a road trip. ML had lived in the area so she drove her comfy Lexus and gave us a bit of history. On the way up we had lunch on the gorgeous Santa Barbara harbor. We also took a short detour over to Solvang, which is a delightful, touristy, german town. We stayed in DD's rented huge home on 3 acres. It was comfortable. Saturday, we went into San Luis Obispo and shopped and had lunch. At sunset we went for a dune buggy ride in the dunes in Oceano. What a hoot that was. My favorite part of the trip. I would do that every day if I could. There's an 8-mile stretch of beach where 1,000's of people camp along the shoreline in motorhomes, tents, cars, whatever. Behind this long row of campers are the most beautiful natural dunes you've ever seen. People ride motorcylces, quads and dune buggys all day and night. It's quite unique. That night ML and PD cooked an awesome dinner for us. The next day, we left around 1:00 and headed home. It was a great weekend! I'm so glad we went because DD has pulled out of Pismo so we won't get the opportunity again.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Just received an email about a new company called Scrapbooking Roads. It's a FREE GUIDE to local scrapbooking & stamping stores, events, expos and retreats. It also includes on-line stores, and contests and coupons. So far they have Colorado, Southern California and Missouri completed. Since I live in SoCal, I find this to be very useful information. A onestop shop guide. Check it out because they are working on other states.
Congratulations Scrapbooking Roads on a great idea.