I'm back from California, and what a WONDERFUL trip it was. It was so good to relax for a few days and enjoy time with friends and family. Ann was a stellar hostess, and I even got to attend a yoga class she taught!
Here are some of the highlights:
*Watching the sea lions at Pier 39. There was one big bully who made the show quite entertaining.
*Trying to navigate the mirror maze at Pier 39. It's amazing how much you can think that a reflection of a person is the real deal. You can't tell the difference until you get really close. I'm pretty sure there is some profound gospel parallel in there somewhere, but I'll leave that for another time.
*Exploring the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Word of advice: wear short sleeves when going to the touch tanks if you don't want a wet sleeve all day. Oops. The bat rays feel cool though. :)
(This is a picture of a Sea Dragon. I know it looks like kelp, but it's an animal. I promise.)
* Going to the beach! Okay, so I never went to the sand, but Graham and I climbed around on the rocks at Lovers' Point Park, which was fun...and windy.
*Basking in the sun on Angel Island (the west coast's version of Ellis Island...I didn't even know it existed before now). It was a gorgeous day, and I was almost hot at some points. Brilliant!
There are more...like the pictures from going to see WICKED!!!! But I'll have to do a second installment after I get pictures from my friend Charron who came on the trip, too. Stay tuned...