One of the week’s projects was putting up the Xmas tree on the bus.

For the past several weeks, we have spent a lot of time exploring and shooting. This is pretty normal for us, but sometimes we need some quiet time to focus on work and reboot, so to speak. That’s what we’ve been doing over the last week. We left Napa Valley and headed in the direction of the Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo area. Our location is great because we are right near the water and within walking distance to the marina area (we are still in between cars, with our new MINI Countryman on order). The main reason we chose this location is to be near Los Osos and the San Luis Obispo airport. This week, I am flying to Fort Lauderdale to present my “From Focus to Finished” one-day seminar. Then I am flying back and teaching a five-day course at the Light Photographic Workshops (located in Los Osos).

We’ve spent a lot of time working on projects and making travel plans for 2012. Of course, any “planning” for us is more of a loose idea of where we want to go. We give a new meaning to the word “tentative.” I also got to spend a day with my old friend Brian Lawler, a photographer and graphic arts professional who lives in the area. It had been over two years since we last met up!

The Creative Cruiser’s engine now boast a nice fresh coat of paint.

The past week also marked a lot of new progress on the vintage bus project. While I wasn’t there to see it in person, the person who is working on it (in Ft. Worth, TX) has been sending lots of photos and detailed updates. The support system for the frame has gotten a pretty big overhaul and the engine has been removed, cleaned and freshly painted. Check out the Creative Cruiser’s Facebook page to follow all the progress.

More to come…