There wasn't much accomplished yesterday. We had a visit to our RV from our friends Rick and Danni. One could say that we are in saying goodbye mode right now. Our last day here in Escondido will be Sunday, and so we're seeing our dear friends one more time before moving on. Of course, there's always next year, and we will be back again. Later in the day we had a very nice dinner with our other friends Debi and Jim. Debi and I gabbed and Mike and Jim gabbed, and we had some nice red wine, good food, and a wonderful evening.

Earlier in the day, I spent some time with my slow stitching, filling in what I could on my hoop.

From there, I moved my hoop to the right. This piece is about half finished now.

When I stood up from that, I found these two clearly communicating the dismal status of their treat bowls. They were running on empty. Just look at these two...skin and bones...having to lie in sun slivers to keep warm. Oh, the humanity!

Treats having been dispensed and eaten, Smitty could take his place in the afternoon sunshine on his catio. It's his favorite part of the day.

After our friends left, there was just a little time left in the day before it was time for us to leave. I barely got started sewing the Grandma's Thimbles quilt top together. I should have some more time to work on this before we head out again this afternoon.

Today we'll be having lunch with our friends Tom and Deb, and then taking a stroll on the Oceanside Pier...among our favorite activities here in Southern California. It's going to be a nice day of weather for it.

Aside from that there's not much going on. We were to have lunch with some friends tomorrow afternoon down in San Diego, but a COVID scare put the kibosh on that. Instead, we're considering taking a walk on the Lake Hodges Suspension Bridge. As I was looking for things to do in the area, I came across the Trip Advisor page for the bridge. Neither of us have seen it before, and so it seems a worthwhile activity. That'll be for tomorrow, though. Right now, it's time for some breakfast. 


Barbara said...

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~ A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

Sorry about the covid scare & change of plans. I have not yet done the walk around Lake Hodges, nor the suspension bridge, but have heard it is a nice walk. There is a hole in the wall restaurant on the other side of Lake Hodges (Hernando's Hideaway) which I've been to many years ago. Quite fun and certainly interesting. Also, that side is a pretty drive and you can see the dam. I'm doubtful there is enough water in the lake to see if flow over the dam this year, but the entire drive is interesting especially if you decide to to all the way to I-5 and then north to 78 back to Escondido during non-traffic windows.

piecefulwendy said...

I'm glad you've been able to catch up with friends and enjoy some gab and laughter. We all need that, and we need to be able to do that safely. The kitties do look like they were on their last leg, despurrately needing snacks. Wilbs had his first introduction to Tundra the puppy today - from a foot away, wiggly pup being held. Wilbs was very chill, so we are hopeful that the two might - maybe - eventually get along. We shall see!

Quilting Babcia said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful time with friends, truly that is what makes a vacation perfect. And fun for those of us who haven't had the opportunity to visit the areas where you've been traveling. Minus 19 degrees here this morning with similar low temps predicted for tomorrow. You're in a good place for January!

Kate said...

Seems you've had a good mix of the social mixing and solo stitching to keep things on an even keel. Thanks for sharing all the blooming things, it's cold and dreary her, no blooming things around. Have a wonderful weekend.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So sorry about the need to change your plans but that seems to be the story of all our lives over the past couple of years. Just makes the times we do have with family and friends all the more precious.

Darla said...

We stayed in Escondido in 2018...at a hotel though. Such a nice area and an easy drive into San Diego.
We did the Lake Hodges Bridge. Fun but the lake was completely dried up.

Also in that area, the Palomar Mt Observatory is really interesting, great tour guides too.

In San Diego is the USS Midway, a decommissioned aircraft carrier turned museum. We spent 6 hours 5here and still didn't see everything.

SJSM said...

Getting caught up on your posts. Ah, the goodbyes. It is such a sweet sorrow as you recount the good time you had but need to go forward with your lives. My San Diego friend leaves today. We were at a sewing retreat since last Wednesday. We enjoyed our days together reflecting on the past and making plans for the future. She will be tucked in her bed tonight in Rancho Bernardo.

Lyndsey said...

I'm sorry you had to change your plans but I like the idea of a walk on a bridge. The kitties are just so much fun and your interpretation of their poses is perfect.