Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekend Round-Up: Family Time

Rob and I dashed down to San Luis Obispo to spend the weekend with my parents. We hit the road after a stop at to the climbing gym and picked up Margaret along the way. I drove all the way home, quick and uneventful.

On Saturday morning, we did the regular morning routine: a stop at farmer's market, a visit to the park and breakfast at their favorite diner. This photo is outside the market, with my mom clutching cash - she takes her veggies seriously!














In the afternoon, Rob and I took the tandem bike out for a 30 mile ride. We went to Avila Beach and then back over to Cuesta College. It was a great ride, full of ocean, hills and cows. We get to go so much faster in the country!














We picked up Margaret for dinner at the house - pork loin with mushrooms and new potatoes, yum! - and then all went together to Santa Maria to see at show at our favorite theater. PCPA is an amazing hidden gem if you ever have the fortune to be in the area for one of their shows. Even this tricky bollywood/cirque du soleil version of A Midsummer Night's Dream turned out well.

The next morning, we were spoiled with fresh waffles for breakfast. Mom and I went to church. It was nice to see all the old familiar faces and to debut my new last name. Back at home, we all voiciferously researched a trip to British Columbia coming up in June.

At 3:30, we picked up Margaret and drove back to the city. There was snow in the hills along Salinas, very unusual. Along the way, we listened to the lastest YouTube video from the president. Strange times all around.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the anon post, I am at work which will not allow me to sign in. But anyway, you're coming to BC!!

Where in particular?

hadley

MrsEm said...

It's all very up in the air now. Do you have recommendations? We're thinking about driving around Vancouver Island and the other little islands for about a week.

Anonymous said...

Let me think on it and I'll get back to you with some recommendations.

The Islands are beautiful but the wind chill factor can be brutal.

hadley

Amy said...

I'm from Vancouver Island - Victoria's considered beautiful by all tourists, but in my opinion you can get more interesting sights if you go further north (i.e. Coombs, Parksville, Tofino). Also, the smaller islands along the east coast of V.I. are really worth a stop. I'm actually going to Saltspring Island for my honeymoon this summer - a little artier/hippie-ish than my tastes usually run, but still great. You would probably appreciate Quadra Island, with all the great trails and sea kayaking available. Great food, too. If you're worried about the wind chill (never noticed it), the Cowichan Valley area is considered the mildest in Canada.

There's my two cents :) Have fun planning!