At the butt crack of dawn on Friday 9/13 (yep...we flew on Friday the 13th and lived to tell about it!), my dad and I headed to the airport for our 5am flight. We flew to Seattle, then to Santa Barbara, CA and then drove the two hours North to Morro Bay.
On Saturday, we were picking up my friend from college, Margaret from the airport around noon. She was flying down from Portland for the weekend to hang out, since we had not seen each other for quite a while. Unfortunately, her flight out of San Francisco was delayed, so she didn't make it in until after 1pm.
I went for a foggy morning run before we had to pick Margaret up.
That afternoon, we attended the Avocado and Margarita festival in downtown Morro Bay. The unfortunate part of that was that we had just eaten giant sandwiches for lunch and were not hungry. My dad and I did manage to choke down some deep fried artichoke hearts though. After that we sat on the porch at the house and enjoyed some late afternoon sunshine.
After playing tourist we had to take Margaret to the airport to head home. I'm so glad she came down to play!
After she left, my dad and I did not do a whole lot for the rest of the week.
There was lots of reading in the sun on the porch.
On Friday, we took a hike in Morro Bay State Park (which is about a 5 minute drive from his house). It was pretty short, but had some great views, and was nice to get out and do something other than running.
Even though we did not do much (my dad and I did both read two books though), I had a really great week hanging out with Margaret and my dad. It was nice to get away and not have to worry about anything other than what to eat!
Just over three weeks until my next adventure!