Jan 13-Feb 12, 2011 Hi all,
Just a quick post to share our recent news.
We apologize for slacking off on the blog, but we've been preoccupied with family, personal and work matters.
Lloyd's mother passed away on January 21st. Fortunately, we caught the last two seats on two different flights that same day to make it to Valdosta, Georgia in time to say goodbye and to share the last few hours she had. We will dearly miss her yet we are heartened to know that she is no longer suffering and that she was surrounded by all of her immediate family when she passed. We spent a week in the comfort and love of our Georgia family and friends before returning to Malibu, California.
We brought back a few germs and have dueled with them since, but we are still up and at it so can't complain.
Since arriving in California in October we have kept busy attending screenwriting and related events, catching up with local friends, writing and generally enjoying our surroundings despite the occasional wind or rain storm and landslides farther north in Oxnard.
Otherwise, we celebrate 3 years on the road March 1st. And then? We're putting the bus up for sale in March and returning to Nova Scotia after one more trip across Canada with a U-haul. That will bring our full-time travel adventure to an end. On to the next adventure! We have arranged a rental house in the town of Lunenburg with a May 1st start. We look forward to coming home, back to the place, people and lifestyle we have missed.
I'll try to catch up, again, on blog posts. In the meantime here are a few pics, views from our campsite in Malibu Beach RV Park:
My walk on the beach during yesterday's sunrise:
We spent our first month in Malibu (Oct 24-Nov 23) here:
Now we're here:
Our view out the windshield:
The beach is beyond the green, a hop skip and jump (before the traffic gets ya!) across the Pacific Coast Highway.
My office (on a hazy day):
Nice, hm? :)
We have just four more days in Malibu then it's off to Playa del Rey (2 miles south of Venice Beach) for a few days, San Diego for a writers conference and back to Malibu.
We hope you are all well, healthy and happy.