Well, last month we talked about tall people. Michael Boone is two feet taller than Marilyn is, and the picture was hilarious. This month we want to talk about tall ships, tall birds, tall ceilings, and tall waves.
We had the privilege of taking a tour of the tall ship Lady Washington. Each year two tall ships come into port at Morro Bay. The ships are teaching ships and school children get to tour the ships and hear the history of tall ships. These ships are so tall that it was very difficult to get the full view in one picture.
As we were driving home from one of our many trips to Cambria, Marilyn caught a glimpse of a beautiful bird. We turned the car around so that we could get a better view. We have learned to always carry our digital cameras with us because we just never know what we will see.
According to our bird book, this is a Great Blue Heron, could be up to four foot tall and has a wing span of over 70 inches. The bird stood perfectly still as though he was wanting to wait for us to get a good picture! We have learned to watch for birds on our drives in this area. We have seen egrets, huge hawks, vultures, and herons. The Heron is one tall bird!
The ocean has been very turbulent while we have been here. The surf has been 14' to 20' high. Marilyn’s mom just loved the surf, even though, like Marilyn, she did not want to ever get into the water. As we watched the powerful surf crash against the rocks, in Marilyn imagined her mom was looking over the edge of heaven and loving to watch the surf. Who knows if that is the way it really is, but Marilyn has decided those kinds of ideas are OK. The picture brings her joy and makes her giggle, and that’s good enough for her. When she gets to heaven, She’ll have all of the answers, but for now she loves to imagine.
We have so enjoyed our time getting to know the people at Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria. Marilyn has had so many great times with the ladies who have invited her to lunch. She attends the ladies’ Bible study and we attend a couples’ study each week.
We have continued the idea of celebrating our anniversary all year by enjoying meals with our dear friends. This month we had the privilege of eating with the pastor and his wife from CPCC.
We also took another tour of Hearst Castle this week. This beautiful ancient ceiling is typical in the castle and we estimate it was about 20 feet above us. It was always Marilyn’s dream that she would get to live near Hearst Castle and now two months every year God allows her dream to come true. This area has special memories for us, and we are often reminded of God’s love for us as we have the privilege to live here some of the time and visit our friends all over the country the rest of the year.
Marilyn has had the opportunity to read several books this month including Seeing Through The Lies by Vonda Skelton; Even Now and Ever After by Karen Kingsbury and Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon. They apparently were all very good since she finished most of them within 48 hours.
Our friends Bob, Carol, and Alyssa from Reno just “happened” to stop by to see us this week. As we enjoyed a meal with them, we were reminded of how much God loves us.
He allows us to enjoy past friendships and gives us new friends as well.
Marilyn’s father had a plaque on the wall which stated, “He who has two friends is rich.”
We are rich, indeed.
Ephesians 3:17-18 states: “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Glen and Marilyn Heavilin
Tall ship, Lady Washington
Great Blue Heron, tall bird
Pastor and wife
Tall ceiling, Hearst Castle
Our friends, Carol, Bob, and Alyssa
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