One Last…

One last sunset at San Elijo State Beach.

One last walk on the beach on the busy Memorial Day Weekend, marking the first of summer for families .  The weather was divine!

One last Eli Howard Surf School class to watch – beginner surfer dudes (kooks)!  Wish I could capture the look of excitement on the kids’ faces when they catch their first wave!

This was going to read one last strawberry balsamic gelato from Chuao Chocolatier, and it is amazing, but we decided to get a little crazy and go to Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria and have something we have not had in months, a pizza.  We walked away remorseful that we had not found this place earlier in our stay, everything was that good, all local ingredients and made on site.  When we walked in we said that it reminded us of a quaint little pizzeria in downtown Phoenix and later learned from our waitress that it was modeled after that very same restaurant.  The pizza was one of the best we ever had; the Eel River craft porter was delish;  and we were talked into staying for dessert, so no gelato, but the award-winning dessert we had was divine.  I am not a fan of butterscotch pudding (Terry loves it) but I must admit that the addition of some malted sea salt in this decadent dessert made it, well, heavenly.

One last view of the ‘Unconditional Surrender’ sculpture at the San Diego Harbor, depicting a sailor kissing a nurse to mark the end of World War II.

One last visit with the terrific young men and women Park Aides at San Elijo.

One last walk through the meditation gardens.

Today wraps up our first workamping experience and what a great first it was!  A big shout-out to the wonderful staff at San Elijo State Beach.  We could not have asked for a greater group of people to work with and our Camp Host teammates were a delight as well.   Tomorrow we hit the road again, to spend time at some of the National Parks in northern California, to reconnect with nature until time for Terry’s medical tests later this summer.

Lots of memories for us in San Diego and a great way to spend part of a winter and spring.  Today is the one last day to say goodbye to the staff and campers and breathe in the salty air at San Elijo State Beach, that is until we return later this year.

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13 thoughts on “One Last…

  • So glad your work camping experience was a good one. Enjoy your travels (I know you will) and we look forward to hearing about them. 🙂

    • Thanks Janie. We will miss the beach but are looking forward to doing some hiking in the National Parks in northern California. Hope you are enjoying time with your family. Say hello to John for us.

  • sounds like it was a wonderful time. the pictures have been beautiful. good luck on he next leg.
    still miss you

    david and les

    • We did have a great time and are looking forward to our next adventure. We are also looking forward to having both you and Les closer so we can come to visit. Miss you both so much!

  • LuAnn & Terry,
    It was such a great experience for Gayl and I to team with you this past month at San Elijo. We certainly hope that sometime in this next year or so, we will have the opportunity to meet again at San Elijo. Really have enjoyed reading through your Blog, LuAnn. Many great insightful thoughts from you and others who comment.
    Farewell, until we meet again,
    Roger & Gayl Grotewold.

  • This was a great blog, though sad for you to leave such good memories, and GLAD for you to have had such great memories. I’m glad I remembered to look here tonight, because I’m still not receiving notifications. Safe travels to you.

    • Remember when I was going to do a blog on Word Press? Word Press was sending me emails about changes in their programs and I didn’t want to know any more, so I started sending them to “spam.” So, I guess everything from Word Press started going to “spam.” Mystery solved. Great work, Sherlock.

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