Just another average sunset in paradise!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Side trip

The weather here has been so-so at best!  Luckily with the help of the weather forecasters and my brother Rick's local knowledge we were able to select a picture perfect day for a trip to the coast.  We left Bakersfield early one day and headed for Pismo Beach.

Our first stop was at the Eberle Vineyards where we tasted one wine each and my brother bought a couple of bottles of Sangiovese which is a superlative red wine.  The weather was beautiful and the winery sits atop a hill and the view was great.  I forgot the camera in the car.

Our next stop was a trip down memory lane for me.  In 1980 my company signed a lease with the County of San Luis Obispo to manage Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero.  We finished off the club house and restaurant and assumed full management and upkeep of this beautiful course.

Club house

As part of our contract, we had to choose and develop a logo for the course.  After playing several rounds my partner and I agreed that since there were so many woodpeckers on the course that we would make a woodpecker the mascot/logo.  My wife at that time was an accomplished artist and she drew the logo freehand (remember this was 1980 and no Photoshop or Internet).

I was pleased to see that the course is still using her design.

While we were there a deer wandered down from the hill but with my camera it was impossible to get a good photo.  The following photo is from the course's website but is of the same area where we saw the deer!

Part two tomorrow:  Pismo Beach in the middle of winter!


  1. I hope you will feel well enough soon to get back to Aticama at least I think that's where you would like to be. In the meantime I hope your health will improve every day.

  2. I have been checking every day, hoping that you were alright so I was pleased to see your post. I hope you continue to make progress.
    Elaine in BC Canada

  3. VERY happy to see your post and hear of this news. My wife went through a cancer scare in late 2011 and treatment in early 2012. We pray that you will continue to rock the treatments and also good luck to your brother with his surgery!
    SkiingSixPack in Lakeville, MN