Since returning from our road trip with the Granddaughters, we have spent most of our time at home; playing Pickleball, Ukulele/Guitar and visiting with friends. I, Cheryl, am learning to play Pickleball with my left hand since my shoulder continues to give me trouble. The orthopedic specialist said that shoulder replacement is in my future, but if I am careful and use my left arm more, I can put that off for a while. I’ve had cortisone shots and use pain creams, etc, so it is manageable.
Finally at the end of August, the extreme heat became too much, so we left for four days to the Central Coast: Morro Bay, San Simeon and Pismo Beach. It was much cooler (40 degree difference one day) and foggy some days. We love this beautiful area. Went to Cayucos, Cambria and to see the Elephant Seals north of San Simeon. The coast highway is still blocked a few miles north of there by the massive mudslide this spring. It will be another year before it opens.
This week, Jim’s sister came to Carlsbad, CA, from Houston with her husband John (his birthday was 9/12) and 2 friends. We spent 2 days with them, touring that area, Sand Diego (Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument and downtown Gas-lamp area) and Temecula (Old Town and wineries.)
Our Sagos continue to show beautiful growth, the female looks even more “pregnant” with her large “flower head”, the male has new growth and the “pups” are thriving.
So sad to hear about the terrible destruction by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. JoAnn and John came through ok in Northwest Houston. Also Cheryl’s family in Tampa and Orlando, FL did not have the flooding or wind damage that was predicted. But the Caribbean Islands will be hurting for a long time. We have visited many of them; especially love St. Marteen, St Thomas and St. John. Our best to all who have been so affected in all the areas, including earthquake in Mexico. We hope that you are among the fortunate.