As much as I enjoy blogging about our travels to share with friends and family and to create a history for us to look back on over the years, while in our former home town I also really enjoy stepping back a bit and not thinking about everything we do as blog fodder. So this post is mostly photos of various things that made me happy over the past couple of weeks, heavily influenced by the fact we are staying at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve where there are lots of birds!
|A skate gliding over sea grass at San Dieguito Lagoon.|
|Osprey at Santee Lakes.|
|Martin showing us his pretzel making skills.|
|Best buds with the most delicious pretzels ever!|
|White pelicans at Santee Lakes.|
|Hans carved the turkey at Thanksgiving at his brothers house...|
while Bentley waited for any tidbits to fall his way!
|A cold, rainy day spent in the kitchen makes me very happy!|
Turkey broth made from the turkey carcass plus beer cheddar biscuits...yum!
|The Coronado Bridge as seen from Embarcadero Park in black and white|
|Stately Great Blue Heron at Santee Lakes.|
|Snowy Egret at Santee Lakes.|
|A military vessel model club gathering at Santee Lakes.|
|The turtles at Santee Lakes are extremely skittish, it's really hard to sneak up on them and actually snap a photo!|
|This rattler was still squirming while trapped under the hawks foot.|
We've had several meet ups with RVing friends, including dinner at yummy Domo Sushi in Santee with Dan and Lise whom we've seen at Santee Lakes every year. We also had a fun evening, with live music, at the delicious BNS Brewing in Santee with Janet and Tom who we met in Red Lodge, MT this past summer and it turns out they camp host at Santee Lakes every year. Alas, photography was not on my mind.
Last night though, Hans remembered to snap a photo of the delicious meal we had with Mike and Donna at their site at Mission Bay RV Resort. Having very briefly met these two before, it was fun to really get to know them over dinner. We'll overlap with them at Mission Bay in January for a few days, another opportunity perhaps for pickleball, beer and good food and company!
|Mike, Donna and Lisa,|