Warmth & Sunshine

These are two ingredients that are necessary parts of life. They, unfortunately, seem to be lacking for the majority of the year in Michigan. Sometimes, like today, it is sunny, but *so cold* that you can’t stand to even go near a window to enjoy the sunshine. In the summer, it can get pretty warm, but that seems so far away right now.

Southern California had a nice mixture of these two to produce the perfect vacation environment! We were able to enjoy a perfect day at the zoo and then walking along the pier in San Diego. We hiked and did a little rock climbing and picnicked while dipping feet in a cool rock pool at Malibu Creek State Park. The Santa Monica Pier and promenade were so warm, we had to search for ice cream. We even wanted to get our feet wet in the cold ocean water (and had to go back almost every day). We went to playgrounds outside and rode swings, slides, a teeter-totters. We visited Griffith Observatory, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Pasadena Children’s Museum. Of course, we also ate well and best of all enjoyed the company of some fabulous folks. This is what I like best in a vacation – touring, nice weather, and good times with loved ones!

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