I've been working so hard and stressing over a home renovation. But it's getting close and I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel! My peaceful retreat is close.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
I've hit all kinds of weather in the last few days. I drove in 80+ degree weather all day Saturday. Got to my destination and it was in the 60s during the day and 30s at night. A quick side trip where it was in the 70s and woke up to snow this morning.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
It all started on Tuesday 12/22. I met a group of friends for dinner. We ate, we drank, we ate some more, we reminisced and as always, they made me laugh til my stomach hurt! After three hours of fun, I so hated to say goodbye, especially knowing all of us would probably not be together again as a group until this time next year. Gathering for a meal with this crazy group is one of my favorite holiday traditions.
The only that made leaving this crazy group easier was knowing I was hopping in the car for a road trip the next morning to see another great group to keep up yet another holiday tradition. As I type this, I'm sitting in a "cabin" nestled in the Russian River Valley waiting for the rest of my friends to awake.
Our holiday tradition is to "get away" and celebrate the holidays together. Our get away shave been anywhere from South America, to Finland or even just a few days in some of the most beautiful locations California has to offer. I look forward to eating, drinking and catching up with this group as well.
We all have holiday traditions, but spending time with dear friends is truly one of Traveling Hillbilly's favorites! What's your favorite tradition?
Monday, November 9, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Everyone knows I LOVE a good storm, but this was quite scary to drive in. As anyone who has made this journey knows, there aren't many options to call it a night once you're east of Tucson. I was starting to wish I had stopped in Wilcox for the night. But at this point, I really had no option other than to tread on and make it to Lordsburg. I was quite happy to finally rest my head on a pillow at the Hampton Inn. Even after all those hours in the car, the dogs were ready to relax too.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Ojai is a special place for me. We took my Mom here for a few days the first time she ever came to visit me in LA. She loved the place and we had such a great time. It was great to come back to a place where I have such fond memories of my Mom and I thought of her often. I know she was here with me, enjoying the peace and calm that is Ojai. From the early morning walks around the grounds to the time spent at the spa, I could feel her presence. It really made it hard to leave. I can't wait to go back again. Maybe a long weekend in the fall Mom?