here are just a few highlights from the california trip–we drove route 1 (pacific coast highway) from LA to sonoma:
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’.
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!
this 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!
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).
the drive starts up the coast. does anyone know what to call these crazy pines? i LOVED them.
this is entering the big sur area–just gorgeous.
no worries-these elephant seals are ok–it’s just spawning season.
recognize this landmark? and no fog!
we took in a game with family & friends.
we ate cheese.
we drank wine.
we did good.