Thursday, July 30, 2009

California 2009 - Day 9

Despite a foggy start to the day, our 9th day of vacation couldn't have ended any more beautifully. I started out with a brisk walk down the hill into Aptos to pick up some fruit (to replace what I've been scavenging at the house at every turn). The morning was chilly and not only were my legs throbbing as I hiked the final leg of the hill back up to the house, but my ears ached with cold.

Of course, there's only one cure for the chills - the hot tub! Doesn't it look toasty in there, just begging me to hop in? I know. I know. You can have a pity party for me at any time.

Needless to say, it was wonderfully relaxing and warmed me right up. Loose and feeling good, I spent the better part of the afternoon reading a mystery, well, until we started getting reports that there was a major chemical fire back home with the better part of the population being evacuated. First, we got the call from the vet, letting us know they were moving Kelsey to a kennel in south College Station. After a few calls to friends and neighbors, we decided to leave the cats at home and hope for the best. Thankfully, our home is just outside the evacuation area and we're heard reports that others in our neighborhood are staying put. Ah, the drama...

By late afternoon, we snuck off for a nice walk at Rio del Mar beach. The air was toasty warm, but the water was ooh, so cold! Brrr. We walked along the water for about 45 minutes, watching the sun-bathers soaking up the rays and kids trying to catch a few waves. Ahh, the life of a beach bum is my kind of life. When do we move in?

4 comments:

Farmer's Daughter said...

Heather- I know you're on vacation but just caught a clip on the news about a chemical plant fire in your area. Hope everyone you know is okay!

Heather @ SGF said...

Farmer's Daughter - Thanks! We've checked in with the pet-sitters and neighbors and it seems (at least as far as we know) all is well. We'll be home Saturday to check on things ourselves. What craziness!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

That hot tub does look quite inviting, especially with the chilly weather we have been having in Mid-Missouri this year.

That is really scary about the chemical plant fire. I am happy to hear that Kelsey has been relocated safely and I will keep my fingers crossed that your kitties will be alright.

Keep us up to date!

Heather @ SGF said...

Jennifer - We hopped back in this morning. It's so incredibly relaxing so Dave is now talking about us putting on in someday. Of course, if Texas doesn't come out of these 100 degree days, we might as well just go jump in a pond...