So, let's see... we've been doing loads of exploring around the area. We have gotten to know Lompoc and Santa Maria pretty well. We are not huge fans of the "mom and pop" restaurants, we miss our chain restaurants. But, we have spent a lot of time cooking again which is nice. We've been to some Farmer's Markets, where we have discovered delicious amazing fruit that is so much better than the fruit at the store! We visited Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, and we went up to Monterey the other weekend. There's an aquarium up there that was pretty neat to see. And this past Saturday we met my dad at a winery near Paso Robles. We went on a tour and learned so much about how the wine is made. It as cool.
There was a rocket that they sent up from our base the other day. Maybe a couple weeks ago actually. When we had first moved up here, we waited up til 1:30 in the morning because they said they were going to launch it... but it never went off. The next time it was scheduled, it actually did go off. It was neat! And loud!
Our jobs are keeping us busy. We've been able to make some "work" friends. Jason's job is a little slower here than it was in Vegas, but he's enjoying working with some of the people there. My job is... well, a little terrible this year. I'm just not into teaching this year. Some days I do get excited to see all the good I'm doing, but I don't know if it's the grade, or the school, it's just not making me excited this year. I guess there's a lot going on in life right now, and something had to give, so maybe it's just what had to give. It's a take it day by day kinda job right now.
We've been visiting a lot of churches and finally went back to one for a second time finally. We were happy with our decision today. People who came up to us had recognized our faces, even though we hadn't been since a month before. We're going to keep going there for a while and get involved to see if we really fit there.
All in all, we miss Vegas a lot of the times, but we're slowly making this place our new home.