On Vacation with the Crabbs (Part One)

I’m back. We decided to take a little vacation last week, our first opportunity to do so in over three years. Getting away from the drudgery of politics and The Stupidist Campaign in Living Memory was needed also. I had exceeded my cynicism levels to the point where it was getting hard to be objective in any sense of the word.

So Mary Ann and I packed up the Crabbmobile and headed off to Morro Bay. We really enjoy exploring California, possibly the most diverse state in the union for climate and terrain. We picked the perfect week to visit the coast, since the rest of you were boiling in the heatwave that has been bouncing around the country this summer. Morro Bay is usually covered in fog, and this time around was no different, but you can drive for a few miles in any direction to find sunshine and friendly people.

It’s been eleven years since our last visit to this neck of the woods, but not much has changed. The same little shops are still hawking the same t-shirts and nautical gimcracks and the restaurants are about the same as I remember them. Of course, the wife insisted that we patronize as many of them as possible. (Don’t tell the ‘shop local’ people.) Morro Rock hasn’t changed, although it is no doubt a few inches closer to Nevada County due to continental drift.

I’ll leave you with that much for now, and tomorrow will continue to bore you with our itinerary on the central coast. Be forewarned.

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14 Responses to On Vacation with the Crabbs (Part One)

  1. Tom Odachi says:

    Well, now that we know your whereabouts, we can call off the search party! I’m glad to see you took a break.

    • Greg Goodknight says:

      … and Morro Bay is one of the nicest places in California. Pismo Beach, too. Morro was my parent’s favorite getaway, even when we lived in Monterey Park (east of East Los Angeles) when I was a kid but especially when they retired to Ventura County. An easy drive for them in their last years.

      Love the clam chowder. If the Crabbs can report back, it would be nice to find out if any restaurant serves Pismo Clams in Pismo anymore.

      • RL Crabb says:

        We didn’t eat in Pismo, and I didn’t ask for the papers on any seafood we consumed. And although we saw many joggers, we didn’t notice if the grunion were running.

  2. Tony Waters says:

    RL: You mean that this campaign is stupider than that of the Bush-Dukakis of 1988? Doest his mean that we can expect one of the candidates to don something stupider than a army helmet, and ride around in a tank?

  3. Michael Anderson says:

    Welcome back Earl and Mary Ann! You were missed.

  4. Russ Steele says:

    Welcome home, I was growing concerned. Thought maybe the computer guy refused to give back your computer.

    • TD Pittsford says:

      Well Russ, I’M the computer guy and I would NEVER hold back a computer from a client. However in Crabbman’s case it might not be a bad idea. His computer gets him into too much trouble…but then again everyone’s computer gets them into trouble every now and then. Just read a few comments in this BLOG.

      • Greg Goodknight says:

        TDP, not all that long ago The Union identified you as a motel manager. What did you since do to become “the computer guy”?

        Russ started NCCN, buying the US Robotics rack I helped design for their modem dial in (all there was to begin with), so you do have competition.

        • RL Crabb says:

          Be aware, GregG., that TD Pittsford wears many hats besides computer guy, including actor, writer, photographer, restauranter, poultry rancher, sign painter, bartender, and a few dozen other professions and titles that I may not be aware of. He is rumored to be over a thousand years old, although he doesn’t look a day over four hundred.

        • TDPittsford says:

          Greg, you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the Union. Normally I wouldn’t waste my time justifying myself to you or anyone else, but FYI in addition to running a modest little motel, I also am a computer technician and own my own business, “The Computer Tutor” since year 2000. I have been working with computers for nearly 20 years now. Unlike some people I can actually do more than one thing at a time. As for competition, Mr Goodnight, I don’t care because no one does it as I do. So mind your own business and either stick to the subject or go out and poke your nose into someone else’s life. You have no place in mine for which I am infinitely grateful. (Sorry Bob, but I’m not inclined to take the kind of BS Mr. Goodnight is dishing out. ) And now for something completely different…

          • Greg Goodknight says:

            TDP, chill out, you certainly have read much into my note that wasn’t there; if I knew I’d get that sort of overreaction I might have gone out of my way to justify it.

            If I might be so bold, you’ve sent snotty posts my way butting into my business so even if all the insults you imagined were both there and intended, they might have been earned.

            The “competition” in this case was being “the computer guy” here. I don’t have any interest in tutoring the average joe or I would have started years ago.

  5. PeteK says:

    Rumor has it that ol Henry Hackett has been throwing wild partys at your house while you have been away….hope you put a lock on your liquor cabnet.

  6. Richard Niehaus (Dick) says:

    We are very happy that you had a great vacation — much deserved!!!

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