Sunday, April 5, 2009

We're Back....Oh No----Looser Monday Check In!

We are back from seven fun days in Morro Bay. Whenever the weather is good here on a particular day my husband use to say it was a Chamber of Commerce Day...well we had a Chamber of Commerce week worth of weather. Sunny days with beautiful blue skies, a bit coolish, but so nice to have light jackets on and a warm camp fire every night. We spent the week with John's golf buddy Tim and his wife Nettie and alternated cooking, and of course eating out a couple time, one night with our longtime friends from San Luis Obispo, Ken and Suzie. We visited the elephant seals up the coast and went to Cambria...another favorite spot of ours. Morro Bay holds so many memories for us. As a child going there with my parents, us taking our own children there and so many, many trips with family and friends over the years. I remember visiting the Salt Water Taffy stand with my dad..warm fuzzy wonderful memories! We watched as other grandparents camped with their grand kids and got excited about the prospect of having our little guy with us down the road a bit!!

Of course a trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to a quilt shop, or two!! The surprise was when I went in to the Cotton Ball in Morro Bay and I heard this voice yell my name. There stood
4 customers from the shop where I use to work, with bags full of goodies. Being about 350 miles away from home, I just didn't expect that!!! They were on a quilt binge adventure, already having shopped 5 shops since leaving home, with two more to go that day ending in a four day quilt retreat.....WOOHOO!! These ladies were having a GRAND time but wouldn't let me photograph them for my blog. They said "no evidence please"!!!! Nice catching up on old times with them and ladies, my lips are sealed :-)!! A trip up the coast would not be complete without a visit to Quiltin Cousins in Pismo Beach.

I did manage to do some of my own bindings and pieced some charm squares together. We played lots of Mexican Train, and I continue to be on my loosing streak.. and a lot of time relaxing and be lazy......WONDERFUL!!!

Yikes.......Looser Monday check in.....well let's just say I really, really, really, really enjoyed my vacation Smores and all and I do mean all. When we got home I spent one whole day avoiding the scale. I got brave this morning and jumped on (with one eye covered) and to my surprise I only gained 1 pound. It's a miracle and I don't get it. The last two weigh ins I had very good weeks of eating and staying on track only to loose nothing. This last week I went hog crazy and only gained 1 pound ... it just defies logic, but I am very happy and will start the new week very grateful!

I have missed the blogs and all the happenings, and probably will need at least a day to catch up. We did notice that the campground that we stay at now has WiFi....oh please Santa may I have a lap top??? Wishing you all a great week and I can't wait to poke around and see what you all have been up to!

23 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks for the memories...I used to take my kids to Pismo and camp out, ride the 4-wheelers, and jsut have a blast! Have you ever been to Lake Nacimento? Morro Bay is sooooo lovely...oh, I think I miss California.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and to add in a quilt shop or two...now that's a great vacation!
~Karen~

Jackie said...

You sound sound refreshed!! It would appear that you had a wonderful time. There is nothing like a vacation to recharge your batteries. And it doesn't hurt to add in a few quilt shops. How funny to fun into friends that far from home?!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a fun time you've had. Welcome home, glad to see you back. All that fun and finishing quilts too, good for you!

Carrie P. said...

Oh Morro Bay, I have been there when I lived in CA and was a child then. My parents owned a boat and we would go out in it on the weekends. I remember on time going out and getting sea sick. I also remember learned how to sail a small dingy. Fun times. So glad you had fun too.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Looks so nice! We have snow this morning. I cannot believe it. I always enjoy hearing about your adventures!

I laughed when I read that Batman lived with you. I know the feeling! LOL

Annelies Dease said...

Your get away sounds just like ours....Cambria, Elephant Seals, TAFFY!!!! Yes we are kindred spirits for sure!!!!
Hoping your week is a good one. Hugs and looking forward to seeing you soonest. XXX Annie

Thimbleanna said...

Well, based on your diet experience, I'd say eat up LOL! Looks like you had a grand time. Now, dare I ask...what is Mexican train???

jen duncan said...

Oh Cheryl. It sounds just like heaven! I think the only way we'd be able to leave for that long would be to take the grandkids with us, but that'd be fun, too. :-) have fun catching up and have a great week!

Quilt Hollow said...

How I miss Morro Bay! I'm originally from N. CA. and would visit there...sounds wonderful. Also...Whirligigs? Don't want to pester...a subtle reminder will do. Have a great week!

Carol said...

Sounds like you just had the very best time...I'm thrilled for you!

Kris said...

I love it up there too! We have family in Santa Maria and Pismo and San Luis! Used to go to Morro Bay too.
Glad you had a great time.

Sharon said...

LOLOL You are too funny. Secret shoppers huh? Hmmmmm how full were those bags??
Glad you had fun on your trip. It's just beautiful how could you not. Did you empty that bottle of Cuervo??? Just askin. :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday - glad you had time to visit some quilt shops on yur travels.

PunkiePie said...

Sounds like a great time! Pismo beach is a real place?! I always thought it was a made-up place by Bugs Bunny and Warner Bros!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhh you know I love Morro Bay too. Glad you had fun in the can !!! xop

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cheryl, It looks like you had a great time. We want to take our camper up to the lake so bad...
I never thought about needing a lap top.
I bet those girls were having a blast quilt shop hoping.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Carla said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'd so love to see those seals. Great pics and wonderful memories.

Dawn Heese said...

Maybe you just burned more calories this week out having fun.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So glad you had a wonderful time. Nice! And to visit an old haunt is fun.

Carole said...

Sounds so lovely! What a pleasant vacation! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Nan said...

Your vacation sounds wonderful, complete with happy memories and old friends. Your pictures are great! Only gaining one pound? You must be doing something right!
I'm glad you're back - I missed you!

Anonymous said...

Wow I have a 40th class reunion in August too! What High School? Mine was La Mirada! Time flies...fun prezzies and a cutie-pie boy too!

trish