There are going to be probably more than a few posts about flying to San Luis Obispo since my daughter Belyn is now going to Cal Poly. In this case, midterms were just over and it was a good time for Belyn and her boyfriend, Patrick, to come stay with us for a ski weekend. Doing so really brought home the point that California is an amazing place. I guess that is why so many people choose to live her.
I took my road bike to SLO on the plane and rode to Pismo Beach past vineyards, then watched the sufers for a while before riding back to the airport. By then Patrick was out of his last class and we headed home in time for a late dinner. Saturday we skied at a Tahoe resort and Sunday we climbed a peak in snowstorm and skied down. Then Monday morning we took off early to get Belyn and Patrick back to school on the coast for 8:00 classes.
Yes, I know having an airplane helps, but California is truly blessed with some fantastic natural wonders.
We had a little event on the way down with our new border collie puppy, Ande. He isn’t that old (3 1/2 months), but he has plenty of energy so we decided to take him backcountry skiing. Everything was fine until he ran headfirst into a deep hole over a creek. Betsy literally jumped into the shallow water to get him out.