Thursday, February 18, 2016

Making the Most of a Long Stay in San Diego

Wow, it's been over a month since I posted! By far the longest blogging break since we started full timing in 2012. It's been a busy, emotional roller coaster of a month. In my last post I mentioned the family situations that have extended our stay in San is an update.

Hans' stepdad continues his steady recovery from a broken femur. Hans visits his parents regularly and assists when needed, but they are coping well with this new situation. We are forever grateful that Hans' stepdad has generously allowed us to borrow his pickup truck while he is unable to drive. It has made an enormous positive impact on my ability to handle the myriad details related to my mothers recovery...

My mother spent four weeks in the hospital and one week in rehab. She is now home, continues ongoing treatment for her serious illness, and is slowly but surely on the road to recovery. We'll spend the next few months in San Diego helping my parents negotiate the lifestyle changes and many doctor appointments and therapy appointments related to her recovery.

As I mentioned in my last post, San Diego is a fantastic place to be settled for a while. I lived here for 50 years so I know plenty of beautiful places where I can catch my breath and experience some peaceful moments of joy no matter what else is going on. We take a walk or two every day, often along the beach or bay. Hans is playing lots of pickleball, his skill level will probably blow me away when I next get to play! We've also managed a few meetups with RVers as they pass through town.

We're staying at Mission bay RV Resort till mid March, if any of our readers are staying nearby don't hesitate to reach out, we'd love to get together for happy hour or a walk if possible!

After some heavy rain in January and weeks of warmer than normal weather things are blooming all over town...
such as this fruit tree at the ranch in Penasquitos Canyon.
One of the perks of spending time at my parents house is garden time...
it's my therapy!

Tasty brews at Modern Times with my daughter, Chantal, who visited from Oregon.

At the Coronado Brewing tasting room you get to watch the bottling process!

Rainbow rocks on Torrey Pines State Beach.

Late afternoon at Ocean Beach.