Life has settled down into a bit of a routine
since the holidays have passed.
The park itself is pretty empty, but that is expected
for this time of year.
We do get quite a few groups here,
and starting in February they'll start filling up the place.
We see my Mom at least once a week,
and I've started getting her tax papers gathered.
She fell in the parking lot of her doctor's office
on Monday and twisted her knee.
She'll get it looked at this Monday.
Our sunsets are still glorious..
We took another 'field trip' Wednesday with Greg & Connie.
They had never been to the Steinbeck Center,
so we decided to take them there.
It's a great museum with different areas of
pictures, quotes, and films about the author
and his books.
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas in 1902.
The geography and demographics of the valley
made an impression on John as he grew up.
He decided he wanted to write stories about this area,
and lots of novels came out of his experiences here.
Greg & Connie enjoyed talking to one of the docents.
Connie has been having some issues with walking,
so we used one of the center's wheelchairs for her.
The way the center describes each book is fantastic.
We also saw a quilt that many people contributed squares to.
I believe they auctioned it off last month.
It depicts things about the Salinas Valley 'the salad bowl of the world'.
One of my favorite Steinbeck books is
Travels with Charley.
Steinbeck was an Rver before it was popular!
Afterwards we took a short walk down the street,
to a great place for lunch.
Our day finished up by visiting the burial place
of John Steinbeck and family members
at the Garden of Memories, Salinas.
It was a great day discovering more about this great author.