Cindy sent her computer in for a tune up while we were in Southern California, so we haven't downloaded the photos nor do I have access to the great photos from the first week of July, so this evening's blog will have no pictures but a lot of kudos.
Kudos to Cindy for arranging such a thrifty vacation to Southern California. She used coupons and points and terrific Internet research skills to get us the best deals possible, like $100 in free gas at Arco, a beautiful 2 bedroom suite for free at the Sheraton in Ventura right beside the harbor, and low, low rates on a hotel in Anaheim and tickets to Knotts Berry Farm. She baked chocolate chip cookies and filled ice chests with delicious sandwich fixings and lots of bottled water and Vitamin water. We had wonderful picnics at rest stops and on the beach. The girls had fruit and pop tarts for breakfast in our room. She talked the bike rental guy into a cheaper rate because it was so late in the day when we rented the bikes.
I doubt if there are very many travelers who could have the quality vacation we had for so little money; AND we came home to find some job offers on voice and email, so the downturn that our finances took last month may be taking a little turn for the better and even if that doesn't happen, I can count on Cindy to make sure we don't miss out on good times just because we are poor.