Orcutt to Lompoc

60 more miles behind me – now I’m home for two short nights before heading back up to Lompoc on Monday (tomorrow) for 3 days of walking before Christmas. Then 2 days of walking after Christmas before flying to Atlanta to visit our oldest son & his family for a week. Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope…

‘6th Barn on the Right’ to Orcutt

Yesterday’s rain caused some problems north of us, and I’m thankful that I was done with that road before it happened.  A 40-mile stretch of last month’s route was closed last night due to mud/rock slides – from Ragged Point north to Ventana Inn in Big Sur.  Larry & I walked through Ragged Point just…

Oceano to Guadalupe

One of my church friends, Dee Dee, joined me this morning in Guadalupe and will be supporting me for the next 3 no-bus days. The weather’s still predicted to be lousy tomorrow – with flash flood watches in the area we’ll be walking. Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope Chapel Missions Charity Spotlight: Focus on the Family Church…

San Luis Obispo to Oceano

I’m getting a late start tonight, but it was worth it – had a nice dinner in my host family’s home along with another member of our son’s SLO soccer team and his family. I also learned a valuable lesson: Never laugh and swallow asparagus at the same time! Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope Chapel Missions…

Morro Bay to San Luis Obispo

Downtown San Luis Obispo.  A great memory from many soccer weekends spent here during our youngest son’s days on the Cal Poly SLO team – and before that, there were club soccer tournaments and even a few baseball weekends when each of our sons played Babe Ruth League and high school baseball. This is a…

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Wow – I only have a couple of weeks before I’m sleeping in my own bed for a time, and only a few short miles of ‘scary’ before then.  Harris Grade near Lompoc is likely gonna be okay with vehicle support from one of our church members, but then there’s the daunting San Marcos Pass…