Our recent jaunt to Carmel reminded me of another pleasant wintry vacation we took, in 2009 before this blog was even a twinkle in my eye. I had been in the greater Phoenix for a few weeks, and my husband drove out with the dogs to stay with me for the latter part of the trip. [...]
We just got back from our four day/three night holo holo getaway to Carmel. I don’t know the last time I’ve been to Carmel – over a decade ago, I think. Most of the action in Carmel takes place on or around Ocean Avenue, which comprises the district known as Carmel-by-the-Sea. This is where you’ll find [...]
Last night, I slowed down long enough to think, 2010 is over! Are you having a hard time believing (like I am) how fast this year went by? I once read that life is almost like a road trip – it seems to go by faster the older we get, just like the return trip [...]
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