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September 3, 2008

Labor Day weekend

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It was a pretty laid back holiday weekend for the most part. We went out to a few places to eat, ran a few errands, and I did half of a small home improvement project. The highlight of the weekend was on Monday when we took a drive out to Ojai, which is about 30 minutes south east of Santa Barbara. It’s a small town that seems to attract a lot of local tourists, and a lot of motorcycles. We saw at least as many motorcycles as cars, maybe even more, and most of them were cruisers. Nickey suggested that we might consider taking a ride there on the Harley when I get my motorcycle certification.


Ojai is a very interesting town. Unfortunately most of the shops were closed due to the holiday, but it seemed to have many unique and eclectic retailers selling clothes, art, furniture, toys, and many other things. My personal favorite was an eco-friendly store that had a lot of great stuff in it, and I had a great conversation with the owner. I’m sure we’ll be at least semi-annual tourists of the town, although I don’t think Hayden will be as excited to return as Nickey and I will be. It’s almost all boring adult stuff there.


Hayden starts school in the morning, first grade to be specific. I think it will be good for him to get back to a regular school schedule, he has turned into quite a home body this summer and hasn’t even wanted to get dressed unless he has to. It’s quite a change from last summer where he’d almost get agitated if we didn’t leave to go somewhere by early afternoon on the weekends. Hopefully he’ll remember most of what he learned in kindergarten, but we’ll find out soon enough. I’m sure we’ll have lots to update in the weeks to come 🙂

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