As we started out on the trip North, we saw rows and rows of grape vines as we headed to our first stop ~ Santa Barbara.
Tom and Juliana are friends that go back to college days. Tom is also a retired pastor. Lunch in their back yard was delightful.
Tom's wife Juliana (born in Holland and came to America as a teenager) and a dear friend.
Molly was with us for the first two stops before we dropped her off at my cousins in Pismo Beach for a month.
She got to visit with Chico while we were there. After lunch and a short visit ~ off to the next stop ~ Lompoc, CA.
Oh how I love the ocean. Our next stop for the night and a visit was with Liz and John ~ Friends from our former days when we ministered in Santa Barbara.
Liz was born in Germany, and John met her when he was is the military and married her and brought her to America.
We really do love each other...but the wind was blowing and we were freezing!~ HaHa
It was a good first day....tomorrow we say goodbye to Molly and head further North.