Goin’ back to Cali.

I’m headed back to the Motherland. California, here we come.

What a week! Remember when I talked about simplifying my life? Well, there’s no way around it- it’s been a busy month so far. A house filled with guests, a crazy dog that needs wrangling, back-to-back trips to pack and prep for, major landscaping taking place, an ever-closer wedding to plan… Eek! 

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Perspective is key! All of the items that have us on the GO-GO-GO are good things. Tomorrow morning, we leave on a road-trippy adventure to the Bay area. We’ll visit various friends in Oakland, Palo Alto, and Point Reyes. We’ll see music at Golden Gate Park and we’ll sandwich the trip with a couple of days in Bear Valley on the way there and back!

We’ve spent a lot of time in the Bay area together. We towed Betty across the Golden Gate Bridge. We’ve spent a day shopping in San Francisco. We’ve clutched the sides of a boat as we plowed up and over waves in the bay. We’ve napped on the dock, daydreamed on the beach, camped out in a friend’s driveway, eaten incredible seafood, hit local farmers’ markets, and made some awesome memories. Here are a few of them. 

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I spent today packing and making some treats to take along with us on the first leg of our journey- a cabin in Bear Valley. Stay tuned for two simple (crowd-pleasing) recipes!

12 replies »

  1. I’ve had the good fortune of visiting one of my best friends in Northern California a few times now and it is absolutely beautiful. Have fun on your return visit! Can’t wait to see photos.

  2. Even tho I am a So. Cal gal, I freely admit there are some beautiful spots in No. Cal. We just got back from Mammoth a couple of weeks ago, and also went through Yosemite. Gorgeous. I hope you have a fantastic time and enjoy some R&R, and a break from house remodelling (your home looks lovely, by the way).

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