(My California trip continues).
Next stop...the central coast.
But, first Pismo Beach.
The temperature.... mid 60s every day we were there.
Three glorious days. This is when I began to wear long sleeves (LOL),
and never once went back to short. Oh, how I miss that.
It was 103 degrees in my Texas town today!
The first evening my friend Diana Frey, and her husband,
took my dh & I to an Italian restaurant that could not have been more perfect.
We had the best time.
When we landed at my friend Riki's house earlier that day,
lookie what was waiting there from my two amigas.....
A bottle of California wine. Creamy almond croissants. Trader Joe trek mix.
A bowl of fresh, ripe fruit...apples, tangerines, bananas.
Goodies in the fridge to make omelets, including fresh blackberries.
And, this gorgeous cut glass pitcher full of fragrant white stock.
Have you ever smelled stock?
It has the most romantic, intoxicating smell...sweet & spicy all wrapped up into one.
It filled Riki's house.
I will never forget that fragrance. And honestly, I almost cried.
The next day Diana took us into her town, San Luis Obispo.
It is a bustling college town. Full of shops, good food and life. I had no idea.
We went to a restaurant called Novo,
which sits right above the creek that meanders through the middle of town.
It was originally built in the late 18th century, and is rich in history.
The grounds were full of bright colored (what I think was) foxglove.
And, subtle colored succulents.
Ahhh....I love the central coast of California,
and my central coast friends.
Next....Heart Castle and a potluck dinner.
Can it get any better?