When relatives come to visit from out of town. I have a couple of rules. You are no longer a “guest” after three days. After the third day you are expected to help do some things. We have a farm, feed the chickens, ducks, water the plants, and the animals. I have many emails from tenants to answer, or text messages. If that is taking up lots of time, do some dishes, empty the dishwasher, dust, run the vacuum cleaner. I don’t care, just do something other than sit there wanting me to entertain you. The quicker the chores are done, and business is taken care of the quicker we can have some fun.
My mom was recently visiting, and she was a great help. I loved it that I did not have to keep telling her what she could do next. One of our many outings was Pismo Beach. It was a beautiful day. It is just too bad that I only had my iPhone with me instead of my Canon. Don’t get me wrong, I love the camera on my iPhone, but the Canon is my favorite.
Anyway, the waves were perfect, we found some shells on the beach, and even one perfect sand dollar. I found lots of broken ones, even gray ones. I took lots of photographs, and even got into the freeeeezing cold water. If you have ever dipped your big toe in the Pacific Ocean, you know what I mean.
It was a beautiful day that ended with us going to the Boardwalk to go shopping for t-shirts and sweatshirts for everyone.