Friday, May 15, 2009

Hello from Sunny CA

Hello, faithful readers! Boy, they aren't kidding when they call it "sunny California." After the winter we've had in Chicago, it is such a treat to be here, soaking up all the vitamin D I can before I head back.

Anyway, I don't have long. The group I'm with (Mom and my sisters) are just so "go-go-go." Not a minute to rest! So I've got to get going, but first I wanted to show you just a little bit of what I've done so far.

Just a quick side-trip through Salinas on our way to our first destination to see John Steinbeck's home. That was a five-minute thrill for me.



Here's a different sort of home . . . Hearst Castle. Oh my!




After Hearst Castle we drove Highway 1 up the coast. On one of our stop-offs we found a beach full of hundreds of elephant seals. No kidding. Hundreds!! What an amazing sight.



No, this seal is not dead--just sunning himself.



Everywhere we look there are beautiful flowers in bloom. I thought these were cool--nothing like what we see at home, that's for sure!



Have a happy day, everyone. I know we sure will!

5 comments:

  1. Lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're missing out on lots of rains and storms in the midwest. Have lots of fun together! It looks like you are doing neat stuff.

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  2. What a great trip! I LOVE CA!

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  3. Wow -- this is gorgeous! I have to say that flower looks like the "thingie" I use to clean my ceiling fans and venetian blinds! :)

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  4. Wonderful pics, Shelly! I'm assuming you're home now. I just looked at your blog today. Hope you had a wonderful time!

    Happy Belated Birthday to Mom!

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