There’s No Place Like Home

Last week we embarked on our annual west coast adventure.

This year was a watered down version of last year’s vacation, starting out in San Francisco and ending in Palm Springs where we had a quick visit with our friend, Meagan. It was a whirlwind trip, as we didn’t have many vacation days available from our jobs, but we were desperate to escape the Canadian winter. Despite the limited days we still covered a lot of ground. Here are some of the highlights:


One of our priorities this year was to see the coast redwoods near San Francisco. They were incredibly beautiful. It was raining while we hiked through the forest so we couldn’t take any pictures though. It’s just as well, I don’t think a photograph would have done it justice. Jeremy and I agreed, Muir Woods is the most beautiful forest we have explored so far in our travels.

Due to the intermittent rain, we did a lot of shopping as we were always ducking into shops and malls to stay dry and warm. We got some fantastic deals, even with the exchange, and our suitcases were stuffed with new purchases on the trip home.


When we got to Palm Springs, along with Meagan, we took a drive up into the mountains in southern California where we drove through a blizzard at about 5000ft. I always knew in theory that it snowed there, but had to see it for myself to believe it. Even though we’ve seen snow nearly every day here, for the last few months, it was a novelty to see it falling so close to the dessert.


Like most vacations, the days went by far too quickly and while I am looking forward to going back again next year, I’m happy to be home again.

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