Judy’s Beach House in Cayucos CA!

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Judy's brunch area and living room

Living Room with Rock Fireplace

Looking out the windows from the living room side

Looking out the windows at the brunch table

Alex and Whitney at the corner of Judy's Beach House

The rock from Judy's house - Morrow Bay

rock at sunset

fireplace outside in the garden at Judy's house

We finished dinner without eating the Ice Cream and were soon off to Judy’s home. We arrived about twenty minutes later at the beach home. I have been here once before but even though this is my second time I am struck by the beauty of the garden, the view of the beach, and the warmth inside Judy’s home. Entering the house I feel like I just walked into an art exhibit. Nothing just waits for you to notice it. As your eyes wander items just jump into view, a kaleidoscope of color and interesting things start your mind to wander. Of course you are instantly struck by the rock fireplace that at first seems way too large for the room but then you notice a boat ore hanging on the ceiling beam and other things that attract your eye. Items like a jewel doll or an etched glass of a fairy. A bookcase filled with all types of books on the second floor that you access by a staircase and then a construction walkway. Plants are placed in just the right spots so that they impress you with their beauty and draw your eyes to other items of interest. I could go on and on but I think you can understand. It was late so off to bed we went. I was lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf gently breaking against the shore.

Morning came much too soon and we were off to meet up with the girls and then go see the Lopez house. We were a little late but soon we arrived and found Alexandra and Whitney in the downtown Arroyo Grande area. Thank goodness for cell phones we had trouble finding the restaurant and Alex had to flag us down in the street. She said we were getting old. We stopped for breakfast. After driving down the main street of the city the girls choose “The Village Café” for our breakfast meal. It was around 10:30 am so I thought lunch might be best for me. We were seated and after asking we were informed that lunch could be ordered but anything that needed to be deep-fried would not be allowed. Two of us ordered breakfast and two ordered lunch. Two poached eggs, one with bacon and a biscuit, and the other eggs with sausage and wheat toast were our breakfast order. The eggs were cooked as ordered, and both the bacon and sausage were cooked well. Compliments went to the country biscuit for both its size and fluffy inside. The lunch orders were a hamburger and a grilled cheese sandwich. They were ok but I was not so happy with the side of hash brown potatoes. (Another note: I suggest that if it is morning just order breakfast.)

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Our Weekend with Judy and the Paula and John Wedding

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This weekend is a busy one for Marti and me. We are planning to spend Friday night at Judy’s home in Cayucas, CA. Enjoy a beautiful morning watching Morrow bay and the rock before heading to Arroyo Grande to meet Alex and Whitney for breakfast and then heading over to see Reg’s and Judy’s just- completed Lopez Lake home. After taking the tour of the new home we will head out to watch John and Paula recite their wedding vows at “The Chapel Hill” church. Then it is off to the reception that will take place in Pasa Roles at the Park Ballroom. At the end of the reception we will return to Judy’s Cayucas beach home for Saturday night. In the morning we will visit with Ellen and Jay before returning to Aptos, CA.

Through the county and over the pass we are on our way to Judy’s beach house. The drive is very pleasant and the valley is beautiful with farms, vineyards, and the coastal hills in the distance. Before arriving we stop in Templeton, CA to enjoy our dinner. Our first choice is a small place that Marti remembered from another time however it is booked solid and we do not want to wait until after 8:00 pm so down the street we go. Lucky us, we are able to just walk right in and be seated at the original A J Spurs restaurant. We waited for about ten minutes before our server arrived with a large bowl of soup and two serving bowls. We were informed that the soup, salad, main course, and dessert were included with the meal. I wish I knew that before being seated, oh well it was too late now. Hungry, I looked over the menu and choose a bacon cheese burger and Marti selected a flat-iron steak. We ordered and then started on the soup. The soup was very good with a hearty stock, real vegetables and nice size pieces of meat. On the table were some crackers to accompany the soup. The crackers were your standard fare, saltines, Hi Ho, and some short bread sticks. No one refilled the crackers so if you both ate one type it was possible to run out. Next the salad arrived. It was your basic green Iceberg salad with crushed croton, blue cheese dressing, with some crushed blue cheese on top and some old carrot strips. The salad would have been better without the old carrot strips. The main course arrived. The flat-iron steak was hot and cooked as ordered. It was served with some rice on the side and Marti was happy with her meal. My burger was ok but it was no better than a double whopper at BK. We asked for Ice Cream for our dessert and were served some Ice Cream that had been in the freezer way too long. The ice cream came packed with ice drops throughout. (Hint: My suggestion is to order the soup and salad less the carrot strips. You will enjoy your meal.)