After bidding goodbye to rain-drenched, sunny Southern California, we made our way via Amtrak to San Louis Obisbo where Steph collected us. We enjoyed a wonderful couple of days at Stragnanza before Steph and then Hope abandoned us and fled town but fortunately not before I could pass on my infection.
Hope, Amanda, Greggie and Pen went to play at the seaside leaving me to wallow in misery after visiting their Quack (who still charged me an outrageous sum for his diagnosis, despite the fact that Steph had just recently done him a considerable favour)! I gather that Hope had to discard a considerable quantity of stones which were left in her jacket pockets from the expedition.
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