Monday, April 07, 2008
Good vibrations in CA
(This photo includes: My mom and me - bottom row, and my theological aunt and sister, celebrating my mom's 70th birthday.)
Clearly I didn't post a single photo while on my ten day sojourn through California. I actually (gasp) took time off of writing on my blogs. In fact, I took so much time off (ten days!) that when I returned to my office last night and looked at my desk, I saw a stack of (what is that?) mail (!) and had to think for a minute to figure out what it was and why it was there on my desk?!
California took on a whole different cast this trip. One might dub it: "The week of mid-life crisis, California style." I spent most of the time hashing through mid-life issues with friends, family and self. Crazy what that granola, a little sunshine and salt air does for the soul. Spring cleaning of the self.
Anne Lamott and Elizabeth Gilbert entertained and illuminated. More on them when I can scrounge my notepad from the abyss that is my suitcase. For now, I thought I'd just post a little visual journal of my time away. Enjoy. (Click on the photos for larger versions.)
(San Francisco skyline from 18th Street at Delores Park)
(Valrhona Chocolate to be squirted inside the Pain au Chocolate at Tartine's - the world's "better than France" French bakery, I swear.)
(Santa Cruz Nieces with the green BMW their dad is working on... Who wouldn't want that car... or those girls?)
(4 1/2 yr. old nephew who wants a surfboard for his 5th birthday.)
(Manresa Beach and me.)
(This VW captures most of what I love about California.)