Howdy from beautiful Malibu, CA! We drove in yesterday in our RV and set up camp at Malibu Beach RV Park, just 2 short miles from the campus of Pepperdine University. We're looking forward to attending the Pepperdine Bible Lectures for the second time, the first being 3 years ago when we attended with several friends from Eastside Church of Christ in Antioch, CA. This year, the trip was solo, but we're looking forward to seeing our Eastside friends again (Hi, Rick!), our good friend Jim from Omaha, and hopefully a few others, including some we've only known online. Tomorrow we are lucky to get to celebrate Jim's birthday with him by taking him out to eat.
We had a good trip down yesterday. We left the base around 4:30-4:45am, after filling the tank at the base gas station. One more stop to top off the tank again and clean the windows, and we arrived here before noon. It's so nice to not drive/ride all day long! I must confess though, Malibu Canyon Road is a little unnerving for me in a 35-ft. motorhome. It is very twisty and curvy, with some steep parts. I definitely prefer straight and level roads!
The weather looks to be gorgeous this week, with highs in the mid-upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s. We slept with the windows open last night and didn't get cold at all. Our RV site has a great view of the ocean, which is just across the street. Brian and the kids spent 20-30 minutes at the beach yesterday afternoon. We have the better part of today to ourselves until the Lectureship starts this evening. Not sure what we'll do with our time. Brian and the kids may go back down to the beach. I brought a few books with me to pass the free time.
Looking forward to getting up to the University tonight, especially for the opening song session. It's been a LONG time since we've heard some good a cappella singing and I am pumped!