Busy lives seldom allow enough time for vacations....but Jim and I build in as many mini getaways as we can schedule. This time was special for many reasons. It allowed us to bring Mom along so she can meet her latest Great Grandson Matthew.
We enjoy beautiful visits to magnificent places. We always make time for picnics and sometimes we invite strangers to enjoy our feast.
We find time to learn some California history.....
We search out delectable pastry shops with windows as delightful as their yummy goodies!!!!
It is always about the shopping....and this shop even had flowers on their roof!!!!
But the most memorable thing about our small trips away from home, is time spent with friends. We come home refreshed and marking our calendars for our next getaway. Life can't be sweeter than that.