Thursday, October 1, 2015

San Diego, California (July 2015)

We arrived in California on July 1st, 2015. California is home to both of us, having both been born and raised here, and there is something in our DNA that seems to recognize and resonate with the land, the climate, the mountains we love to ski and hike, the rivers, the lakes, the oceans, and the bike trails. There is something to be said about feeling at home somewhere, and that somewhere for us usually means California. Currently we are enjoying an extended stay in the Sacramento area, allowing us to happily reconnect with family and friends, but I've been meaning to post an entry about the month of July which we spent in San Diego. Besides being a beautiful place to hang out, my sister Jennifer lives in San Diego, and we always appreciate having the chance to spend time with her. Because Jennifer has lived here for many years, she really knows the area well, and all we have to do is ask - Where should we hike? Where are the vegetarian restaurants? Any good bike trails? What beach do you recommend? It's great having an expert to consult in these matters! We had a wonderful month long visit, finding time to socialize, hike, ride our bikes, visit the fabulous Balboa Park in downtown San Diego (including a viewing of the 7 Billion Others exhibit in the art gallery), and just hang out at the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve RV Park, where we enjoyed watching the hummingbirds come to our feeder, and the water birds who made the small lakes in the park their home. Here are some pictures from that visit.