(1) Sat Oct 06 2007 20:30 "Wish you were here!": We are on vacation!! John is taking Monday off and we drove to "The Coast" to see Aunt Pat et al. I say "The Coast" because I think it's funny that I call it that when we live 5 minutes from the beach (but 4 hours away). We are having a great time. Maggie was enthralled by the antics of Leah and Joel, but exhausted herself into oblivion. This afternoon, Shannon and Pat walked with us to the estuary and we looked at the Elfin Garden, including really neat pigmy oaks strung with lichen. We are going to walk to the bay tomorrow (Morro Bay) and also visit a nearby farm/hayride/hay maze place for fun fall festivities.