I’ve been renovating my home for the last three months, and now that all the cuts on my knuckles are finally healing, it’s time for some rest and relaxation. Enter, sunny San Diego. It’s been bright and beautiful since my arrival and I’ve had some time to take pictures. I joined my friend here for a little road trip to the Anza-Borrego desert. Turns out that is the largest state park in California (who knew?) at 25×50 miles, bordering the Salton Sea. The drive out from San Diego takes you up to over 4,000 feet from sea level and then all the way back down through a nice little grouping of old-time California towns. Litter removal is sponsored by the Julian Pie Baking company, for instance.
The next day, I went for a hike in the Torrey Pines state park. I felt more like I was at the gym, given the women’s attire and the men running through the ½ mile trail as their workout track. It was a downhill stretch to the sea, a nice walk on the shore, and then ½ a mile back *up* the hill, and a lovely scene. I think I even got a tan (in January!!!). I am hoping fervently for some more of that lovely sun tomorrow so I can soak it up before I have to go back to the chilly San Francisco Bay Area. Fingers crossed, people!