Final Day at Morro Bay

Trip Start ??? 07, 2008
Trip End ??? 08, 2008

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm sitting here now, at the end of our break at Morro Bay. We're getting all packed up for our trip tomorrow where we have to wear flowers in our hair!! There's half packed bags all around me, nothing new there then!

We had a really relaxing morning, as we stayed in the house trying to sort out accommodation for next week, due to our change of plans. I'd sent a couple of e mails off about possible accommodations, but no body had got back to me yet, and I was starting to worry me a bit. I'd felt really strange last night, when I thought about what could have happened. It was a horrible feeling, probably not helped by an over active imagination and too many glasses of Tia Maria! I also felt really unsettled with nothing planned yet for next week.

This morning I happened to hit on a web site showing luxury homes for rent in Mammoth Lakes. The web site showed no prices or availability, but the houses were out of this world, so I took a chance and e mailed 3 of them.

Within an hour we had a phone call off Wally. When he told me the price of his house I nearly fell of my chair. It was way out of our price range! He also couldn't do the full 7 night we wanted, only the first 6. I asked him, without much hope, whether he could do any deals, and told him our budget. He said he's speak to his wife (typical man, lol) and get back to me. I raced to show Lyn the web site photos, and within 10 minutes Wally was phoning me back to say it was a deal! Wow, we saved over $2000!!!

I can't wait to stay in the house, it'll be the best one we've ever stayed in!

Also, we had to fill another night at the end of the 6 nights. My first thought was another night in Vegas, but then I had a brainwave, and came up with something unique, that again I can't wait for! It's strange, what seemed like the end of the world a few days ago, has now turned out to be really exciting. Everything for a purpose, as they say!!

Typically we had a phone call off Tracey tonight, who we were renting the Midpines house off. The road has now been unevacuated (?) and people are allowed back in! Lyn explained we had done a deal with another house, and that he had gone to send a bankers draft etc over to pay for it. She was really understanding, which was really good. Hopefully we'll get to her house again, as it looks fab, and we really want to go to Yosemite. Maybe next year??

After all that was sorted, we went out to the beach at San Simeon, at the start of the Big Sur. The weather was lovely, the kids loved it, and I fell asleep on the beach. We had the beach practically to ourselves, apart from some kite surfers.

When it came to getting the sand off the kids Tegz stripped off and ran in the sea! I think she was getting some of the naked Hippy California vibes! Cian, of course had to follow, but Ioan stayed sensibly covered!

We went for a drive back up Vineyard Drive again, as it's so picturesque and peaceful, and then onto San Loius Obispo to the Framers Market. I'd read a lot about the market, and couldn't wait to go. I just wish it had been earlier on in the week so we could have bought more fresh food. It seems pointless now, as we have 2 nights in a hotel.

The Farmers Market was bustling. It covers 6 pedestrianised blocks, and is full of stalls selling mostly fresh organic fruit & veg from local farms. It also had loads of buskers etc. There was even an orchestra playing! The shops all stay open till late on Thursday nights for it, and it had a really good vibe. SLO has really good shops, including an Apple shop! I bought some peaches which I had when I got in, along with some fresh pomegranate juice. Wow!!!

Kids are all in bed now, and I'm going to hit the bath with some Tia Maria. Got a long day tomorrow, as we're going over 250 miles and stopping at an outlet mall! Stress city!

Catch you from San Fran!!
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mcfarlne on

Cover up Tegz!
Hey, this is a family show! I dont mention the 'L' word again and Tegz keeps her clothes on lol.

Sounds like you are all having a fab time. Lyn is constantly smiling 'very rare' :0), Luce is on the Tia Maria 'no change there' and the kids semi-naked 'still no change' lol.

I thought we agreed no more cliff hangers, you mentioned the $2000 discount 'bargin, please show link', then go on to mention a fab idea for the last night and then dont tell us lol! You are such a tease!

Now when you mentioned 'Apple Store' near the market did you mean 'Steve Jobs Apples' or real ones. I was not sure how excited to get lol.

At work so better go, keep on doing what you are all doing so well.

PS. Who won the last house tournament, come on Ci dont let me down!

Chris :)

rhians on

$2000 extra to spend...!!!!!!
Oooh can't wait to see the house in Mammoth Lakes....and well done you for saving $2000 unbelievable!! whatsmore just think now that you have saved $2000 you now have that money to spend....i know the way your mind works right???? it's just like saving!!!!!!!!!!LOL !
SOunds like everything worked out after all...natural disasters aside that is!
Mammoth Lakes looks amazing i took a look at the web site and web cams, it reminds me of Canada...fab!!!
Anyway safe trip today, catch you in hippy land with 'flowers in your hair'......tell Tegs no stripping whilst in the city!!!!!LOL

catch you later, enjoy.
love, Me xxxxxxxxxxx

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