Tuesday, December 29, 2009

re-establishing normal

Whew. I'm back.

We left here at 6:30am on Christmas day and headed for southern California. I unfortunately managed to come down with a cold two days before Christmas and was feeling pretty amazingly crappy that day, and slightly less crappy each day thereafter. We stopped in Riverside to visit with some of Dad's relatives, and then drove onward to San Diego for the traditional couple of days with Mom's family. It was so nice to see everyone, I just wish I would have felt better. I wasn't very good company!

I got back yesterday evening. Traffic yesterday was AWFUL for almost the whole drive. Ugh.

Some pics from the trip:

I went to the ocean while I was doing there. This is at La Jolla:

Seals have taken over what used to be the Children's Cove. Now people are not allowed. I have pretty mixed feelings about this. I'm pretty sappy about things that involve animals, BUT I swam there as a kid.

Brown Pelicans:

Pyramid Lake (along side I-5 in the Tejon Pass):

Descending into fog on the return trip. Eventually the fog turned into rain. Lots of brake lights on the way home.

I have four new scrim projects to show you, but I need to organize a whole bunch of photographs first. I'll be working on some price quotes and preliminary sketches in the next couple days, but am not officially starting work again til the 4th. I have a bunch of house work to do in the mean time anyway, and if there's a nice day outside I'll do some serious barn-cleaning.


dougzilla said...

Ooh, barn cleaning... ;-)

Chicken Boys said...

It's a good thing the coast of Cali is pretty (I've never been, except to San Francisco). Most of the state is ugly. N. Cali is pretty, especially Mt. Shasta. But So Cal is ugly.

Anonymous said...

I remember driving by Pyramid Lake sooooooooooo many times! Thanks for the reminder! -BMc