If you have to sit in traffic…

Better to sit in traffic alongside the beach than sit in traffic on a highway. So that’s what we did and it made all the difference! Today’s #OneGoodThing was driving alongside the beach with Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 127 of 365. And Day 1,223 in a row…

Cheese and ocean waves

Today’s highlights included cheese tasting, ocean waves crashing, and really kind people. When Mama and I learned about Cowgirl Creamery’s new cheese offering earlier this year, we knew we had to return to Pt. Reyes Station for another of their tasting classes/tours. We enjoyed seeing Cheryl, the wonderful and enthusiastic teacher from last year. I…

A drive up memory lane

I woke up still feeling the glow of last night’s excitement! I enjoyed an early morning visit with my hosts, who are some of my favorite people. And before heading home, I had the pleasure of two incredibly delicious, homemade lattes to perk me up for the two-plus-hour drive across the Bay Area. Hugs all around, and I…

A touch of Santa Cruz

This turquoise glass dish filled with sand and shells reminds me of the beautiful beach town where I grew up. I found a couple of the shells and the square-shaped dish at a boutique I adore in downtown Santa Cruz. The bit of sand and other shells I collected at the beach. Mama created a…

Swimming on Lido

Early in our trip, we went swimming on Lido, a larger one of the many islands that comprise Venice in northern Italy. Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia) is an 11 km long sandbar on the Adriatic Sea. The Lido is also home to the Venice Film Festival. We took the vaporetto (water bus) from San…