Over the years George's brother Dick has kept a notebook of his trips to the Pacific Northwest. It documents our canoeing trips. This was our third visit together this year. Now we came to attend the memorial service for Dick's wife, Diane.
Cynthia prepared a memory collage while George and I cleaned Dick's house in preparation for a family gathering.
Dinner was served in the evening, followed by the memorial service.
All family photos of the gatherings are in our Flickr Account. I enjoyed this little fellow, who greeted us from the top of the stairs.
We enjoyed marvelous seafood at this little cafe, then walked through the El Moro Elfin Preserve nearby.
The Preserve features maritime chaparral, sand dunes, and a pygmy oak woodland.
Workers picking produce grown in the valley - the colors of the fields were so vibrant!
Dick took us to the music shop where his son Brent works.
We spent one sunny afternoon hiking throughout the dunes on Pismo Beach.