Endless California Summer
A quick break from all of the travel for a lil’ California Love.
“The trouble with moving around and falling in love with new places is that you leave a piece of your heart in each of them.” I have felt such nostalgia for the places I visited last year, that I feel like my heart is running away with my brain.
Getting back into the swing of things here at home has been pretty difficult, honestly, impossible. I have not allowed myself to settle in, heading out of town for even a short road trip anytime the opportunity presents itself. I’m always looking for the next adventure, even if it’s in my own backyard. I was “on the road” in South America for six months, but in truth, my mind has been nowhere near reality for the past 3 years. Before traveling I was living on a sailboat with plans of rambling the world by sea, so it has been a long while since I have led anything close to a “normal” life. It’s no wonder I feel utterly lost. The only thing I know how to do lately is dream. At least I am exceptionally good at it. I don’t know what I expected to find over the course of my travels, but I experienced no epiphanies or revelations about life or about myself. I had a marvelous time, I learned a lot, and here I am at home, figuring it all out right back where I started. Now my plan is to work it all out, (or just save enough $), and head out to see more of this amazing planet; wanderlust is indeed insatiable.
On the flip side, it has been wonderful reacquainting myself with California’s fabulous landscapes, and especially lovely spending time with friends, old and new. Here are some highlights of what has seemed like an endless summer of un-seasonably warm weather tainted adventures. From the sea, into the mountains and everything in between. ..