I’d like to go to the holy land, Israel.
If my mom goes to Italy to visit Vatican, I’d like to meet her in Italy, too.
Or, I need to go to Japan.
Hawaii sounds good, also, for snorkeling.
Without knowing what was coming, I was dreaming of my vacation expecting to end my treatment by autumn.
“I will be busy until Easter, but let’s take a vacation after then,” George had said.
Then we dived into the turmoil of the lung metastasis, and my dream was snatched away. Yet, as the diarrhea became out of control, I was told to stop all chemo.
This may be the time to go somewhere!’ I thought.
Unluckily, George’s schedule didn’t fit during that chemo-free week, but we started pursuing to take a vacation and here we are in Carmel.
Our first plan was 3 nights, but when George told the manager of the vacation rental about my cancer, she generously offered us one more night as a surprise gift for wishing for my remission.
After ESL Bible study on Thursday, we left for Carmel, a small but beautiful coast town, driving 6 hours north from L.A..
Once we got out of L.A., the traffic was smooth.
Weather was perfect. There was not even one spot of cloud in the blue sky and I-5 was wide-open in front of me with the gigantic beauty of ranches, green orchards, and vineyards for 180 degrees.
I, as a driver, felt so good and became a little bold.
‘I want to get there before 8pm.’
Glancing at the clock, I pressed the gas pedal a little more, and more.
In the back mirror, all of a sudden, I noticed a bigger than usual car getting close to my car very fast and started flashing the lights.
It’s a police car!
“ Excuse me. You were driving a little fast. May I see your driver license?”
So, I got a ticket. ;-(
But the rest of the trip, I am having a great time!
The house we are staying is so quiet surrounded by woods, and the ocean view from the house is breathtaking!
We are making a fire ( as the temperature drops under 60 F) at night, playing music, leaning back in a big comfortable couch.
It has been 18 years for us to visited Carmel and Monterey since our honeymoon. Walking through Carmel-by-the Sea, driving the 17-Mile Drive, and watching peaceful sunsets from the house, I thought many times that this is grace! God truly makes us to “lie down in green pastures” and refreshes our souls.
OUR GOD IS THE BEST AND HE IS ALWAYS SO GOOD!