So here we are, another three time-zones west, on the California coast. We left Virginia in a steamy cauldron of near-100-degree temperatures, and landed on this pacific strip of foggy coolness, nippy temps in the 50's and 60's. The Myhres are gracious and welcoming, the kids all a bit older, the lifestyle one of outdoors, sports, healthy food, abundant fruits and vegetables in this agricultural area. We biked a few miles up an ocean-side path with spectacular views, watched out niece in her Junior LIfesaving class (4 weeks, all day, surf boards and games and wet suits and beach and safety and swimming, a real California summer). The boys are busy with baseball camp and hockey try-outs. I think what strikes me is the wonder of organized, positive, educational, recreational fun things for kids to do in the summer, a week of tennis and then a week of something else. And in between times, lots of friends on the street, a real neighborhood and community.
Sunday we will give a small presentation at the Community United Methodist Church . . Judy in HMB I hope you are out there!