Saturday, February 5, 2011

California Dreaming

I am in a whimsical mood dreaming about getting away. It is about 28 degrees Fahrenheit today, which is up from a couple days ago, but it is still so darn cold. The Mamas and the Papas lyrics are very apt:  "California Dreaming on such a winter's day." Since we took our big trip to Italy in 2009, we haven't been traveling much because it is not financially feasible. However, this summer we will be going to California to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and by that time, their baby girl. And, we will be visiting a friend in San Francisco too (we were roommates while living in Taiwan). I'm thinking of flying into Medford, OR, then traveling to Crater Lake, the redwood forest, and down through Napa Valley before hitting San Fransisco and heading down Highways 1 and 101 through Carmel, Monterey, and on to Los Angeles where my family lives. If you were going to California, where would you make sure to visit?

I wish I could just take the whole summer. Then I would visit this place in Utah to peruse the beautiful cottage gardens there.