The timing of our occasional visit to Paso Robles coincided with the date of our 50th wedding anniversary. We stayed in a hotel, visited with Don and Dianne, had one dinner with Roger and Betty, drove by the Riverside Property, and visited with Jaime and Melissa. On one of the days, Katie, Madeline, and Gavin came up and we drove out to Morro Bay. We had a few moments with Ron and Nancy Johnson, who live next door to Don and Dianne.
But one unique thing about the trip that was unique brought a smile to us all. Late in the afternoon we were saying our goodbyes to Don and Dianne when a horse-drawn carriage stops at the sign where Merry Hill Road / Fresno Street intersects with 12th Street. We all smiled and waved … and then reflected on the moment. Most wonderful was that it didn’t even seem that far out of place.