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Going Back For A Visit For The First Time…

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Going back where? Going back to California. We’ve been gone for nearly 14 months. Sigh… Can I be honest? I’m feeling a bit torn between excited and a little nervous about this first trip back to our old stomping grounds. I don’t really know why…but maybe by the time I finish writing this post I’ll have figured it out.

We’ll be in California for 10 days. Our biggest mission is to meet with the shipping company at our storage unit in San Jose and oversee the packing of all our belongings that have been patiently awaiting this day. We’re hoping this will take up only three or four of our days . But we also have to deal with a bunch of paperwork and things that we need to take to the shredder and dispose of. Do I really need to hold onto 30 years of tax returns? I think not. And it might be okay to let go of all those carefully filed receipts for the remodel we did on the house in Los Altos. I may not need to ship old PG&E bills and Water and Garbage bills either. I think the coast is clear to dump all those papers in that big shredder and just walk away…or runnnnn! Hah! The other job we have amidst the packing is to hold back a few things that we’ve decided are not absolutely essential to bring, just in case all our goodies don’t quite fit in the shipping container. We have a list of items that we will then need to figure out what to do with. Anyone wanna have a garage sale? Read the rest of this entry

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Kayaking at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing

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The familiar smokestacks that are a landmark in Moss Landing

What a great day we had on Sunday(11/4/12) kayaking at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing with our friends. It’s NOVEMBER and the weather was unbelievable! It was nearly 80 degrees and so sunny and warm! Our friends met us there. They rented a kayak and we all had a great paddle through the slough. There were, as always, countless harbor seals, sea otters, pelicans, seagulls, and many varieties of birds to enjoy . But of course the highlight of the voyage is always picnic time! We just love to scout out just the right spot to chill out and enjoy a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers while taking in the abundant beauty that surrounds us. I love nature!

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