Sunday, May 4, 2014

California Here We Came!

Dan and I have just spent 10 glorious days in Southern California. We went to help celebrate our first grandchild's first birthday and also so that I could attend Kim Caldwell's An Artistic Affair at Downton. On top of all that excitement, I got to meet a special blogging friend in person and spend an afternoon with her! Every time I go out there, I tell Dan that I want to move there. Anyway...I have several posts planned to share with you about my vacation. But until then, here is a little glimpse...

Art sculpture at the San Diego airport; our first glimpse of the ocean; we spent two nights at the Ayres Hotel; and pretty flowers we don't see back home in Indiana


The evening before we left, I whipped up a drawstring bag out of a vintage table runner to put my Downton gifts in - in my mind it had to be vintagy pretty; Dan and me enjoying the view

Ahh to enjoy the sunshine after a wicked Indiana winter!

13 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see all the Downton treats.

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  2. HI Patty,
    So glad you had a wonderful trip to California. I love California too and always feel like I should be living there everytime I visit too. So happy you got to meet Carol and have a little time together. I cannot wait to see more from your trip.
    Kris

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  3. Be careful what you wish out loud! It was on a freezing winter day in the east that we flew out to visit my sister on Vancouver Island, where camellias were blooming and the air was balmy. "I wish we could live here" said I..........and nine months later, here we were. Perhaps you're ready to become a California Girl!

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  4. I love hearing people say how much they enjoyed their time in our beautiful state. I love California! And, I love the San Diego area. We live less than an hour away from downtown and my husband works in North San Diego County. There are so many things to see and do and the weather is beautiful. Your drawstring bag is so pretty! I'm impressed that you made it while you were on a trip! I'll look forward to more posts about your trip. :-)

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  5. glad you had a good time, had missed your blog

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  6. Pretty mosaic!
    Looking forward to hearing all about the Downton Affair. I remember hearing about it being planned some time ago.
    Have a great week.

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  7. Patty, You lucky girl. I know you met Carol. How wonderful. I can't wait to see all your fun posts. Blessings to you and Dan, xoxo,Susie

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  8. I've been there, I was reminded of Sydney with simular weather and one story houses, it's a pretty place but I would imagine the summers would be hot as I was there in autumn.
    Merle............

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  9. I just read Carol's post and I'm so jealous!!! I know you had a great time.

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  10. Sounds like a great trip! I love California too. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip, Patty.

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  11. I bet you have many pretty things to share with us! I'm glad you had such a great time. I've never been to California. I'd love to see the Pacific Ocean and see how it's different from the Atlantic.

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  12. Glad you had so much fun Patty, can't wait to hear and see more about your fabulous vacation!

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  13. Hello from Spain: fabulous trip to California. Congratulations on your grandson's first birthday. Nice pictures. Keep in touch

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