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Weekend Update


Just a quick weekend update. Saturday.... well Saturday can be my favorite day of the week. I get to sleep in, catch up, relax and have fun. It is also Breakfast Buddy day. Do you and your friends get together to do something on a regular basis? We do too! Once a month my friends Janine and Robin and I get together for breakfast on Saturday mornings to "catch up" on each other's lives. It's food, fun, laughter and therapy! We've been doing this for YEARS! This Saturday it had been even longer than a month so there was a lot of catching up to do. We went to CoCo's in Pismo Beach and must have been there 3 hours before any of us was ready to go. Robin's son and daughter-in-law recently bought their first home and Janine had just returned from a family visit to Albuquerque. It was such a fun visit and I really LOVE these girls. Can't wait until next month's breakfast!
Then I went home and was sick for the next 24 hours. I know! A perfectly good weekend and I spend it practically in bed. I think it was the flu but must have been the 24 hour version.
Sunday we decided to go out for a little drive. We went to see my daughter Melody in Santa Maria and on the way home we drove past the Dana Adobe in Nipomo. We were too late to go in for a visit, but visited with a couple of horses just beyond. Don't you LOVE this one with the beautiful Bethlehem Star on it's head.
I just wanted to ride away on him! I think I'm going to make some plans to visit the Dana Adobe really soon. I went to their web page and they have some really good information about the settling of the Nipomo area, land grants and the history of the Dana Family. I read where they are having a fundraising concert next weekend featuring Nu Monet. It's always fun to contribute money to help a good cause AND see a really great concert. Check it out, it's the 3rd item down on the left.

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