On Friday we drove up into the mountains above Santa Barbara. We went on curvy roads with lots of switchbacks surrounded by beautiful trees. I will tell you more about this day later but for now suffice it to say it was amazing. I learned to be a hooker, ate my first marionberry lemon ice cream, took a short hike to a giant flat rock from which I could see the Channel Islands, came down the mountain, went on an evening beach walk, and got home in time to tumble into our beds and dream about wild and colorful artistic adventures.
I am now sitting at gate 53B in terminal 5 at LAX. About to head home to Tall Tales Headquarters where Chris is preparing brisket for dinner. There might be a luckier person than me in the world. But right now I can't see how. Thank you Sister, Joyce, Sharron, Mary, and Syd for making this an amazing trip.
P.S. that finished bird up there was done by Mary Stanley! It is my inspiration.