I don't get away very often, in fact, because of our small farm and a miniscule vacation budget, we rarely take a vacation. But there's more to it than that. Like a certain Hobbit, I'm not much one for adventures and find contentment in my foothill home. So when I was invited to join my folks for a week-long trip to California -- and Dan said, "go!" -- I did. Not because I felt the need to get away. Not because I needed a break. But simply because I was invited and encouraged to go. I'm glad I did. :)
I posted about Stitches West here, so I won't spend time retelling that story, and for the record, I'm really only posting about this trip for my own remembrance; the photos below tell the story...
For seven days of sunshine! For new friends, their kind hospitality, and their well-behaved dogs. For a day spent on the sunny Sonoma coast and dinner at LaSalette. For conversation with my papa while overlooking the Pacific. For freshly picked oranges and grapefruit (if you've never enjoyed a freshly picked orange, you are missing out!). For majestic views of Mt. Shasta. For an abundance of time to knit and crochet. For the seashells and beach pebbles I brought home as a memento. For missing my loved ones. For coming home.
Counting my blessings one by one and praising God for His abundant provision! What are you thankful for today, my friends? Leave a comment and then join me at Laura's for Gratituesday. :)
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