Change of Plans

As I have written about in earlier posts, Yellowstone National Park was on our calendar for May through October.  Our planned 5-month stay involved working for Yellowstone Association in their Old Faithful bookstore, where we were looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with old friends and meeting some new folks.  Well, as life would have it, a change of plans is now in the works as some unforeseen medical tests needed for Terry have caused us to postpone our trip.  Given the abundance of excellent doctors and medical facilities in the San Diego area, we feel it prudent to stay put for the time being.

Now for the positive news.  A cancellation here at San Elijo State Beach has allowed us to stay right where we are for the next 30 days (thank you so much Bill).  During this period of waiting for test results and possible other procedures needed, we plan to stay near metropolitan areas in California.  We still have so much to explore in California, so we will most likely do just that once June rolls around.  The beauty of this lifestyle is the ability to quickly shift gears, allowing us to move a few things around on our bucket list.

Although we will miss friends who we were very much looking forward to spending time with, we believe things happen for a reason, even when the path forward is unclear.  Staying in California feels like the right thing to do at this moment and with faith guiding us, how can we go wrong?

Since Yellowstone was to be our destination, I feel it only fitting to honor this first national park with a few photos that were captured during previous visits.  If you haven’t been yet, what are you waiting for?  It is a magical place even during the winter.  And while you are contemplating a visit, check out this fabulous photography blog site featuring the hunt of the Yellowstone red fox in the winter. We have seen a video of this and it is amazing!

Given our change of plans, if any of you out there have spent time in northern California and have some memorable experiences or recommendations for places to stay, we would love to hear about them.

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