Exploring the California Coast, March & April
“We travel not to escape life
But for life not to escape us….
Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”
— Pico Iyer
California! We understand now why so many people come here and never leave. As William said after a couple of weeks, “What’s not to like?!” We relished the great weather, vibrant cities, stunning mountain and coastal vistas, majestic redwoods, tons of varied activities, friendly people, farmer’s markets, and the list just goes on and on. The absolute highlights were our visits with Hunter, my brother Joe, and our beautiful niece Julianne.
After close to six weeks traveling along the California coast with a few zigs inland we realized there is still so much more to see and do. We hope to get back after the snow melt in the higher elevations.
San Diego, March 8-22
It had been some time since we’d been near the coast. Red rock canyons, high deserts, and various new terrains had so captivated us, that we didn’t realize we missed the coast until we saw it again. San Diego’s location along a beautiful bay and the Pacific Ocean drew us in immediately. We relished our time and spent two fabulous weeks taking in as much as we could. Hunter took a flight down from San Francisco joined us for a weekend – a real treat!