Day 10, and last day of our California road trip.
Home sweet home, what can be more sweeter!
Did a lot of driving yesterday to make it home.
Stopped at a few rest stations to stretch and rest.
Finally walked through the front door at 3:00am in the morning.
I am in a weird mood today, on one hand I am tired and can't seem to move from my couch.
But on the other hand the adrenaline is still flowing through me, and I want to get back in my car and hit the road.
I will not bombard you with trip photos, but want to put down on paper, or in this case on the computer,
thoughts that went through my head during the long 10 days of driving.
I loved California so much, it was tough leaving.
Which were my favourite cities? Both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo come to mind.
And if I was to become a Canadian snowbird, it would be to one of these cities.
Either Florida or California....or maybe Texas by the water.
Why not flock to the south during the winter months?
I have my own business and it's pretty portable.
My children are in University and both living independently.
So why not live in the South during the winter?
The only real problem I have with this idea is that I would have to live there by myself. Not sure how lonely that would be for me.
Not sure how well I would do lonely. Right now I am surrounded by my kids, my mom and brothers and sisters.
I do have a sister that goes to Florida each winter for two weeks....so there's that.
This would be a major step for me.
Anyway, back to my favourite cities in California.
Santa Barbara and San Luis.
Santa Barbara had the ocean. I truly don't think I could ever tire of the water.
But correct me if I am wrong, but I am thinking that rental housing in Santa Barbara would be expensive......if I was doing the snowbird thing.
|Ignore the water spots on the pics, my poor camera took quite a beating this trip!|
Then there's San Luis. Reminded me a lot of Stratford, ON.
Stratford is were we lived before my move to Sarnia, it is where I raised my children.
San Luis felt homey. Plus it had amazing shopping centres.
I visited San Luis because daughter Rachel wanted to see the historical bubblegum wall of fame.
She wanted to place her own gum on the wall. She and her brother did.
Not me, I stayed a safe distance away, it was a bit too gross for me!
So here we are, home safe.......but looking forward to the next road trip!