Saturday breakfast was the usual continental-style and the only seating was outside where the seagulls waited for the slightest chance to pounce. Scuba divers, sailboats, and surfers dotted the ocean, which we could see from almost everywhere we went. I was amazed at the blueness of the ocean and the whiteness of the sand.
The conference center at Asilomar is in the middle of a state park so most of the grounds are part of a rehabilitation effort and, therefore, off limits. While David attended lectures in the morning, I walked around the grounds with Goen. We found deer, secret sitting rooms, meandering pathways, and a boardwalk that led to the sandy shore. We met back up for lunch and ate at a little burger shack near the beach.
The hoped-for after-lunch nap was not forthcoming, though, so I walked, carrying Goen, to a fabric store nearby (Can you believe it? What luck!). Despite all the beautiful material, I couldn't find anything that fit with my current project list. I did, however, walk away with a yard of chalkboard fabric that I bought on sale for $5. I'm sure you will see that in a post soon.
As they say, all good things must come to an end. Saturday night after dinner we noticed that Goen had a rash that appeared that day. We decided to leave for home rather than risk things getting worse (as they so easily can with young children). It's gotten better since we returned home so it was probably just a reaction to the laundry detergent used on the sheets. I was sad to miss out on another day there, but glad that we could be so flexible.
Even though our visit was short, it was sweet and packed full of beautiful scenery, delicious food, and my little family.