Now it felt like we were going home.
And I just wanted to be home.
Our first stop was at Pismo Beach.
It was windy and lovely.
(If you’ve ever wanted to know how to take a panoramic picture on your iPhone, I’ll let you in on the trick! Plan the picture, so there is an adult on each end. Start the panorama, and as soon as the picture is off the first adult, she runs to take over the the camera as the other adult takes his place on the other end of the picture. Awesome family picture without a timer or a stranger.)
Pismo Beach is so much fun and I would love to spend a weekend there, instead of just an hour. I can picture our family making fun memories there.
We already made some fun ones…
After Pismo we made a quick stop in Los Olivos to visit my God Parents.
I have so many great memories during my childhood with that family. And then the visits stopped. us kids were growing up, and things were too busy, I guess.
Or maybe the promise of doing something “next year.”
I often think of the saying, “If the Devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.”
Have you heard it?
I think about that phrase a lot.
What is my busy-ness keeping me away from?
Am I too busy to miss something God wants for me?
Sometimes my lips say yes to something, at the same time my mind is saying, “are you kidding me!?!?” I do like saying yes, because I like helping people and being involved in fun things.
Often when I say no to something, I know I’m saying yes to my family.
And that matters.
It also matters when I say yes to things that are important to my children.
Like lego battles, or crafts, or banana bread or dress up.
If you don’t know what’s important to your children, ask them.
They’ll tell you.
Our children keep asking when we can take another vacation in the RV. (I can’t believe it’s already been a year since our trip!) But Brad has had to take a lot of work off for his ACL surgery and I totaled our car, so we get to save for that.
Busy-ness… maybe “next year.”
We had the best trip!
Memories our family will have forever.
I’ll share a fun travel DIY when I finish it soon.
Day 14 – Traveled 593 miles
Grass Valley to Pismo Beach 362 miles
Pismo Beach to Los Olivos 48 miles
Los Olivos to Orange County 183 miles
View our whole trip here: