My trip to California was wonderful. As always, it was a trip TO someone (s), FOR something, and WITH people. With my sister, RE, to our sister LD and her sons, for her younger son's high school graduation. We managed to celebrate him, eat our way through the county, enjoy the scenery and do some of our favorite things together.
"What instrument?" his brother asked.
"Do you even play trumpet?"
"I can fake it," he said. This nephew usually plays tuba. And some baritone, trombone, flugelhorn. And piano, of course. Well enough to rock out to a song of his choice, with a stadium of people singing background. It was pretty cool, if you ask this unbiased aunt.
Yep, growing up and becoming friends is good. My sisters and I had our requisite afternoon tea at a very frilly tea place in Thousand Oaks, CA. We aren't easy to please after all our shared teas, and this was a scrumptious one. Really. We only wore the hats long enough for the picture, but they sure look darling on us, don't they? I'm the tan one, by the way. I've always tanned just by stepping out into the sun while RE (in the white hat) can't get a tan to save her life. However, RE, who is short like me, and is married to a not-tall man, has the tallest kids. So go figure. Funny thing about genetics, huh?
Now, for some of my favorite pictures of the rest of my trip:
At the Santa Barbara Zoo:
|giraffes and their babies!!!|
|LD and her lovely boys|
|At the beach!|
And now I'm gladly home.