Yesterday (Sunday) we went to church at 8:30am. We normally go at 10:30am but the kids were singing at the 8:30 mass as part of their Vacation Bible School. I’m glad we went early because it got us up and out of the house, and we had the whole day ahead of us after church.
I had “major cleaning of house” on our list-of-things-to-do today, which I know – what an awful thing to be doing on a Sunday, our day of rest, right? But after we got out of church, and I saw the blue, blue sky, and felt how hot it was getting, and looked over across the church parking lot and saw our motorhome parked just a few feet away at our Public Storage facility….I looked over at Rich and said, “Let’s just get in that thing and GO. Let’s skip the cleaning!”
So that’s what we did!
We drove down to Doheney Beach and set up “camp” for the day. It was an awesome day there, not too hot, but the sun was shining. I took the BEST nap on the top bunk in the motorhome while Rich watched the kids down at the water. I opened the window right next to me, surrounded myself with about 5 pillows, and the breeze coming in just put me to sleep. I bet I slept at least an hour. I so needed that!
The kids went in the water, like always. But because there was a strong riptide, they couldn’t really go far, which is good. I get so nervous with the ocean.
Rich made us lunch, and then for dinner he BBQ’d a tri-tip steak and it was SO good! We headed back for home at 7pm. It was only 10 minutes away, but it felt like we were off somewhere camping.
Once we were home, we got all the kids bathed and ready for bed. Audriana and Afton then babysat for us so that Rich and I could go out a night bike ride. We put headlights on our handle bars and headed for the trails. We’ve been riding our bikes everyday this past week, and although we had a long day at the beach, I didn’t want to skip our workout.
This was the first time we went riding at night. What a trip! You can’t really see the trails except for where your light is shining. I had Rich go in front of me the entire time so that he could light the way a bit. Plus, if there were any spider webs on the trails, well then he would hit them and not me. (I know, aren’t I awful? But hey, that’s what men are for! Ha!)
It was kinda scarey at night. It was so quiet. And, of course, DARK. I was thinking to myself, I hope there aren’t any hungry mountain lions out ready to pounce on us… because not too long ago a man was killed while biking not too far from where we live. A mountain lion just jumped on his head and attached him as he rode by! His poor friend saw the whole thing and couldn’t get the mountain lion off in time. How sad, huh? That attack happened during the day, though. Maybe they only hunt during daylight hours?
We were gone an hour and went up some really hard hills. At one point I had my bike in the lowest possible gear going up this one hill that just went on forever and I kept thinking, “One more push, one more push, one more push” even though I just wanted to get off and walk the rest of the way. But, I made it. When we got home, my face was so red! Good workout.
But the bad thing about it…. is that now it’s almost 1am and I’m not tired! Rich is snoring loudly (yes, he snores but only if he’s on his back!) but I can’t sleep. I know this is going to mess with me in the morning. Oh well.