Thursday, February 19, 2015 San Diego
Destination: San Marcos, CA; Visit Pat & Richard
Visiting Lou's two sisters was our goal when including Las Vegas and San Diego into our itinerary. There is nothing like family, and Lou's family is one of the best. (Of course, Bonnie's is one of the best too.) “Catching up” on family has been a highlight of our trip. At both sisters homes it was like being at a “home away from home”--such warm atmospheres. If Seattle hadn't been so far away, we would have loved to visit Alice/Travis/family (Lou's other sister) and seen little Ella Love for the first time.
When we arrived in San Marcos, we were suddenly immersed in green—birds of paradise grew in the yards as did many other exotic plants. We were treated to an afternoon boat ride on Lake San Marcos and a Friday afternoon gathering of neighbors who meet regularly for appetizers (and other liquid refreshment). Leaving San Marcos, Richard cut two birds of paradise, and said, “Just put them in your suitcase; they are a weed not delicate; they should last a couple weeks.” So, they will adorn our motel room every evening until we leave on a jet plane on Thursday, February 26. We will see if they make it all the way home. The story of the birds of paradise is “to be continued”.
Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively.