I had a wonderful time in California – and yes, I did fine on the plane (but thank you all for your nice thoughts).
California was beautiful – amazing how you can just go from 7 degrees in the morning to 70+ degrees in the afternoon. I went from an ice storm to oranges on trees (I brought oranges home for the family and they are delicious!)….
I visited family (brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews) and had a fun time driving back and forth along the freeways. I found the freeways fairly stressful – all the traffic and 7 lanes. I think I prefer my little country roads. The weather was so nice – this weekend it was around 85-90, and people were walking around in shorts (and bathing suits at the beach!)
I spent a lot of time with my mother – talking, shopping, lunching, knitting. Yesterday, we went to Laguna Beach for lunch and yarn – more on the yarn in another post. We had lunch at Las Brisas – if you are ever in the area, try this restaurant. Its my favorite – the food is very good, and the views – just beautiful. Afterwards, we took a little walk to look at the beach….
But mostly I talked my mother into starting several new projects….including a shawl made from some really nice linen yarn we found at the shop in Laguna Beach.
So my mini-break was very nice, but it was good to get off the plane at Newark and see Larry. Poor guy – he was sick with a stomach virus and didn’t have anyone to take care of him (although I was a bit relieved to not be there since I really don’t like stomach viruses!). Pictures of knitting and yarn next time!