We made it to Pismo Beach and got the coffee

Well we made it to Pismo Beach by early afternoon. Nice drive, took about 6 hours with a stop at Costco in Goleta. Please to say we are now the proud owners of about 25 pounds of great sumatran coffee. Too bad they don’t sell it in San Diego. Elly is very happy to be here. She likes vacation life. Her excitement started this morning when we packed up her toys, food bowls, and travel crate. She hopped into the car with no problems at all. She even slept all the way, it turns out that a book on tape tells her it’s time to sleep. Turn off the cd player and she’s instantly up and trying to crawl into the front seat. Turn it on, and she curls up on the back seat to sleep. Here’s a picture of her after a long walk on the beach.

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We are having trouble getting her to sleep. She’s like a kid that has gone over the edge, totally frantic with excess energy. Took her bed apart and is now getting a second dinner. She had an interesting lesson from Sadie, my parents dog, this evening. Sadie is bigger, older, and much wiser to the ways of dogs. Sadie never eats bones, but tonight she did. Elly’s bone. It was pathetic watching our dog watch the other dog chew the bone. Every time Elly got to close, there would be this low deep rumble from Sadie. Basically she was saying stay away, I’m bigger and I’m boss. It was mentally stimulating for her. Elly did not know what to do. Eventually we left with Sadie still in possession of the bone. I”ll be interested in hearing tomorrow what happened after we left.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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