Thank you all for visiting my blog last week while Christa was in charge. I was mostly unavailable because my mother and youngest sister were visiting from Indiana. And now I’m sick, so today I’ll just share with you some photos I took while we showed them some of the glories of living in California. Enjoy.
Our first stop was Monterrey Bay, where we watched the sea lions, gulls, and boats before we ate lunch.
Next we drove down to Carmel, where I plan to move just as soon as I win the lottery. The April sun was warm, the wind chilly, but the sand was light and fine as sugar.
We ended our coastal experience at Pacific Grove. The wind was even stronger and colder here, but the view was fabulous. I really need to live by the ocean, people.
Another day we went to Yosemite National Park. My mother had been there before when my father was still alive, but she only vaguely remembered that.
Next we viewed Bridalveil Falls. First from a distance and then up close where the wind blew the falls into their full veilness.
We ended our visit to Yosemite with a picnic beside this river. It was warm and sunny and perfect. In the same week, I spent time at my two favorite places: the mountains and the ocean. I’m not a hiker, swimmer or surfer, I prefer just to sit quietly and commune with nature. There wasn’t much time to do that on these trips, but maybe someday soon. At least we had homemade chocolate chip cookies—with pecans!
Too soon the visit was over. My mother is 89-years-old and I doubt she’ll make another trip out here, so I’m happy we had this opportunity to take her to some beautiful places. Plus, she loved the cookies.