There is nothing like changing location, going from rural camping in the Los Padres National Forest to rich coastal towns such as Carmel and Pebble Beach. After camping and only washing in the stream I admit I had culture shock, embarrassment and anxiety to even get out of the car. We toured opulent Pebble Beach with its mansions, and the beautiful village of Carmel and enjoyed the gingerbread houses, flowers and beauty of the area from the car window.
One favorite spot so far is Pacific Beach in San Diego. It offers a beautiful beach, pier and surf coupled with restaurants and shops for a lively adventure that would please a whole family. Windandsea beach has amazing white sand, great surf, and sand stone rocks on the beach offering a soft beauty. Carmel is a favorite for beaches, downtown area and just looking at the homes pleases the eyes and senses. I honestly don’t remember ever seeing anywhere so charming.
San Clemente is a fun stop as they have not only one good thrift shop, but a whole row!! Thrift shop heaven. Fun items at VERY affordable prices. Lucky for me, I only bought a cute sun hat for $1.08. When you’re living out of your car, there’s not room to acquire much.
After being evacuated from our home, Jay and I’s minimalistic lifestyle went to a whole new level. Being faced with only taking from our home what we could cram into suitcases you even get a deeper meaning of how burdensome material things are and how easily they are taken away. True meaning, memories and home is with the people you love, this was echoed by almost every hospice patient I worked with during my 9 year service of hospice patients and families. The number one biggest regret stated by my patients was: I wished I focused more on my family and less on money or material gain, I’ll never get that time back. How are you spending your time? How do you wish you were spending your time? And what adjustments do you need to make to make that happen? Please post your answers, I’d love to hear you..