NG2 travel blog

Life at the Dunes

We are sitting in ‘the Neighborhood’ enjoying the effects of our newly installed blue flame ventless heater.

The outside temperature is 39, we are at a toasty 84 at the ceiling and 64 at seating height. This heater is going to make our winter camping very comfortable. And quiet!

We have had to dodge around another storm system or two this week. But we did manage to get a great canoe paddle around much of the harbor between weather issues. We also played tennis and got in a few good bike rides. So, we cannot really complain about the weather, of course, what good does that do anyway?

Jack and Sharon stayed at this great hotel up on the hill above us. One night we walked up to visit them before they flew back east. Sharon had the grandson with them. He sure is a happy little dude. They had time to sort out the booty from her mom’s on Christmas Eve as to what going to fit into their bags for the return flight. I got a great hoodie, it was just too thick and comfy to fit in Jack’s bag. We got a nice bottle of wine also.

We biked over to a local Mexican eatery one day and treated ourselves to happy hour. The Sol’s food was delicious and we even lucked out and got live music in the bar. A local musician was strumming on his guitar creating a nice environment. We will be going back for Tequila/Taco Tuesday con live music this coming week.

This last storm system was much colder than the earlier ones. The result was the local mountains were covered in a heavy blanket of snow. Southern California is quite the place to be during the winter. It can be 80 degrees in the basin with the snow covered mountains looming in the distance.

Thursday was bright, clear, cold, and blustery. We did a brief ride on the cliffs above the Back Bay and took in the view.

Nancy went to dinner with a couple of friends while I entertained Ben and Karen, who had just returned from a seasonal visit with his mom up north. We had left over Ellie Krieger white chili. It was even better than the night before, of course.

Our New Years Eve plan is to hang out in the resort and visit the various and more interesting looking parties. We may go over to Sol and see what they have going tonight also. Shouldn’t be able to get into too much trouble on foot.

Happy New Year to you all!

From NG2

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