Daily Archives: May 1, 2010

Clean today…Road trip tomorrow

Today we started off with breakfast at Pete’s Place and it was just as good as last time. Then, on the way home we stopped off to get gas for our road trip tomorrow.

Getting back to the park I stopped by the office to extend our stay by one day. We now plan on leaving Wednesday morning.

Jan had designated today as Cleaning Day, so we went thru the coach, dusting, cleaning, tidying up, moping, vacuuming, etc., ‘til everything was spic and span.

Around 12:45 pm Jan noticed a large bird in a tree right across from us. It was so large that at first I thought it was an eagle, but after a little research I think it’s a Ferry Hawk, or Ferruginous Hawk. Apparently it is often mistaken for an eagle because it is so large.

Hawk 1


That is a beautiful bird!

Hawk 2


This was a very popular tree limb. A little later a Acorn Woodpecker showed up.

Acorn Woodpecker3


Next, another bluebird showed up, again on the same limb.


About 5 pm we drove over to pick up our friends, George and Sandy Stoltz for supper at El Cid Mexican Restaurant. We had a great time getting to spend some time with them. And it was really nice for our friend Nick Russell to treat us to dinner. Thanks, Nick.

Us with George and Sandy

Tomorrow we are taking a road trip about 180 miles to San Simeon on the coast to visit the Hearst Castle, and spend some time driving down the coast to Morro Bay and Pismo Beach. We’ll probably stay overnight and come back on Monday.

More tomorrow…