Thursday, April 7, 2016

From the Wanderer

It was a long drive from Rising Sun to Monterey (3,190 miles).  My gypsy soul enjoyed every minute oDay 17:  Thursday, April 7, 2016

How lucky I was to
 have the Chapel Jeep!!
The coastal highway (US 1) in California is one of the most scenic drives in the USA.  It reminds me of a similar highway (and in some ways a more spectacular one) now known as the “old road,” on the island of Crete.  I use to drive that winding, twisting road along the Aegean Sea in the Chapel jeep many years ago.  

San Simeon driftwood dolphin.
Carved for Katie, 2011
Mother-in-law's home in
Monterey CA
Whenever I drive the coastal highway I always stop at San Simeon and walk along the beach.  For many years, when visiting the prison in San Luis Obispo, I would stop there and  pick up a piece of driftwood, date it, and take it home with me.  All of these pieces of driftwood are now stored in a box in my shed.  I always thought I would carve something out of each piece—but alas, I’ve only carved one piece so far!

We arrived at Cher’s mother’s home in Monterey by mid-afternoon.  Her house is very small, so I  park in her driveway and set up my bachelor’s quarters within the RV for the duration of our visit.  Today I will do a few chores for my mother-in-law (now 92)—from fixing this and that to pulling weeds and tending to her little yard.  

San Simeon
California "Green"
f it—and now, well now—I can hardly wait to get on the road again!  

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