This is a working week for Dwight so he invited us to keep him company as he did some calls in Del Mar, California.  We were up early and on the road shortly after 8:30 this morning…after a stop at Starbucks to get our Lattes we were off and running.  Del Mar is on the coast and the Historic 101 Hwy runs through the “old” “quaint” part of the town.  After much meandering through other parts of Del Mar…after receiving instructions from a couple of people…we arrived at the ocean.  It was absolutely beautiful…blue with the waves rolling in like “splashed milk”.  Joanne and I love the ocean and the sound of the waves; the smell of the water; the wet sand; and walking along the water is amazing.  We went for lunch at the Posieden Cafe which was right on the beach and we had window seats so could look out over the ocean as we enjoyed our lunch of fish and chips/and Mahi Mahi tacos.  It was my lucky day as when I went to sit down at the table, I looked down on the floor and there was a $10 bill.  As Joanne hadn’t brought any money for lunch, I was generous in my heart and gave it to her so she could eat!!!!  I thought that was really nice of me!!! We didn’t get much time at the ocean, but the sun was shining and the sky was so blue…it was a wonderful experience.  We then headed back to pick up Dwight from his luncheon meeting.

We headed back to Palm Desert by taking the route through the mountains.  It was a beautiful trip…with the exception of the build up of traffic because of a 20 seat airport shuttle bus that caught fire and burnt on the highway.  Driving through the mountains was absolutely gorgeous…when we left Del Mar it was around 68F and when we stopped at the Dairy Queen higher up in the mountains it was 36F…it was pretty cool…almost needed our parkas.  Driving down the mountains into the valley where Palm Desert is located is an absolutely breath-taking experience…the temperatures sure change quickly as you climb into the mountains around the valley.

We arrived back in Palm Desert in time to have a light supper and now we are relaxing watching the Olympics and enjoying a glass of wine.  Another great day in California.  Haven’t done much reading, but we are hanging out at the pool tomorrow so it will be a day of enjoying the sun, reading a good book, and just enjoying the relaxing life of vacation.

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