Daily Archives: April 18, 2009

california dreamin’

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here are just a few highlights from the california trip–we drove route 1 (pacific coast highway) from LA to sonoma:

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we are slightly obsessed with these–not sure why. they are enormous and strangely beautiful. you’ll find a lot of them in west texas as well. the day we arrived there were 45-50+ mile an hour wind gusts. these were a-spinnin’.

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my brother got married at joshua tree. it holds familial sentimentality for us–we went camping there as kids a bunch. here are some shots of the flora. my poor husband. i made him stop every 100 feet so i could take pictures of flowers and cacti and trees, oh my!

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cali-jt-weddingthis is the ‘minister’ and my cute brother waiting for his beautiful bride to appear. that’s a joshua tree directly between and behind them. if you look closely, you can see the mountains and just look at that sky–my word!

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houston proudly showed off to his new in-laws how he could ‘MacGyver’ open a beer with the bedside lamp. (yes, i had to look up how to spell MacGyver).

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the drive starts up the coast. does anyone know what to call these crazy pines? i LOVED them.

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this is entering the big sur area–just gorgeous.

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no worries-these elephant seals are ok–it’s just spawning season.

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recognize this landmark? and no fog! 

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we took in a game with family & friends.

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we ate cheese.

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we drank wine.

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we did good.

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