Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve in Paso Robles

Today's first picture is to wish everyone a very Merry, Blessed Christmas. This was taken in Rockport, Texas, at the beginning of December. We miss the family and friends that we're not with tonight, but we're grateful and happy that we can share this holiday with some very special people in our lives. Today was quiet. I braved the streets this morning to get a hair cut. I also stopped at the grocery to pick up the items for our Christmas dinner tomorrow. Josh and I took a nice walk through the neighboring vineyard which allows rv park residents to walk their path during the afternoon.

Then this afternoon we joined Ruth, Wayne, and Beverly to go to Avila Beach. Beverly had made reservations for Christmas Eve dinner at one of her favorite restaurants, Olde Point Inn, at the end of the Port San Luis pier. We got to the village early so we could walk around and enjoy the beach before dinner.

Here are Josh and I chatting.

While we were standing in the spot shown above, we noticed a small camera laying on a railing. We looked around but didn't see anyone. Jim took a look at the pictures on the camera and spent the next 30 minutes or so looking for the people shown in the pictures. There was a baby in many of the pictures, so we knew the family would be terribly disappointed if they lost that camera.

Finally, Jim spotted a man on a cell phone standing by the open door of his truck. He recognized him as the man in the pictures and walked over. The man realized Jim had his camera, so hung up his call to take the camera. He was so grateful! We were happy we could reunite the camera and it's rightful owner.

Here are a few more of my favorite beach pictures.

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner that included sauteed mushrooms, fried calamari, stuffed prawns and a variety of other goodies. Jim's cousin Beverly, who lives in Atascadero, is quite a wine afficianado. She brought along 2 bottles of wine for dinner. As the non-drinker in the group, I was the designated driver for the evening. We sang Christmas carols and enjoyed each other's company on the way home.

Merry Christmas everyone!

1 comment:

A couple of newer paintings 2019 said...

Merry Christmas to you and Jim and your family, Ellie. Lucky for that poor man that you found his camera, a Christmas gift for him.