By now you know that I don’t do mornings unless I have to. This morning I had to. My husband wanted me to attend the first session of cardiac rehab with him because they were going to talk about diet. I went reluctantly, since I thought I already knew what they would say, but some person my husband goes to the gym with convinced him he’d learn something new. So we had to leave by 9:15 -- about 45 minutes before I usually get up. Are you a morning person? Or are you a night owl like me?
When we arrived, he had the usual paperwork to complete with the help of the nurse, a weigh-in, and a blood pressure reading. Then they gave him a heart monitor to wear. As soon as everyone was prepped, the nutrition lecture was given. Then we all stood and did some stretching exercises before sitting back down to watch a video on diet and nutrition. I was right. I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know. I could have stayed home. But since I’d been dragged along, I decided to take some pictures and some videos of Kosta working the machines so I could later write a Squidoo lens about this.
We finally got out of there by noon and we were starved, so we went to lunch, doing our best to apply what we’d just been reminded of. After that I coaxed Kosta to drive me over to the Madonna Inn, one of San Luis Obispo’s prominent landmarks. I’ve always wanted to take pictures of it, and he agreed. It’s a large motel built in units going up a hill. It is surrounded by hills. But it’s most unique feature is that no two rooms are the same and each has its own theme or décor. I didn’t have a chance to see the inside, but the outside is also beautiful, so I walked up to the top units and then took pictures of the surrounding countryside from as high as I could go on this property. Here are some of those pictures. What do you think of the Madonna Inn?
After that we had to go shopping for athletic shoes because the rehab instructor told Kosta to get a new pair before he came back. The store was like a sauna, and it was miserable until we got out of there. Then we had to got to Costco to gas up and race for home. We didn’t get home until 5:15. I checked the computer, and then went outside to get something. I noticed the sky was gorgeous, so I shot it -- peace at the end of a hectic day.