Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mama's Getaway

I spent Thursday through Monday in California and got to see a slew of old friends. Nothing like hanging out with people who have known you for a long, long time (a couple of them almost 25 years!) much fun. We rented a house in Pajaro Dunes-- it's the brown, angular one in the photos below. I also got to see a few other high school friends and their beautiful kids. It was really nostalgiac to be in my hometown again after almost four years away, but in a good way. I really like it there but also like it here a lot, and I know I won't be able to live there again and that is OK. (I especially enjoy the climate and the plants there--eucalyptus trees, jasmine blooming all over the place, citrus trees, etc.) I was also finally able to scatter the remainder of my dad's ashes while on my trip, which was sad but felt really good at the same time.

I missed Ryan and the kids a lot but had a wonderful time and they all did great at home. Ryan left super early the morning after I got back for the NW Solar Expo in Portland. He'll be back late Friday night and we will finally all get to spend some time together!


Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

That looks like so much fun!

taiwanbaby said...

what a cool looking house! mama's have to get away sometimes. makes us love our babies more.