Saturday, June 21, 2008
Where the Days are Longer and The Nights are Stronger than Moonshine
So, several weeks ago I went to visit the Fryes out in Ventura, CA.
Kate and I had been marveling over the fact that she and I hadn't had any solid face time, one-on-one, in about 6 1/2 years and decided it was time. Plus, I hadn't seen Tom in 3 1/2 years and hadn't seen Jackson since he was about 5 months old and he's about to turn TWO!
Anyway...we got a whole week. It was fantastic.
My accommodations in their newly renovated guest house were perfect and the gardens were lush and beautiful.
(Lush enough for my allergies to kick into high gear about 48 hours into my stay.)
We had a lunch party with the newly wedded Lisa and Dave.
Then we went to the beach (once on bikes!) and to a couple of parks and to the zoo (where we looked for alligator lizards in the air) and basically just relaxed and got caught up and hung out with Jackson (whose favorite movies were a toss up between Cars and Shrek:2--with Shrek:2 slightly in the lead).
One evening we even went hiking in one of the parks on a gorgeous mountain path.
Thank you to Kate and Tom and Jackson for such a wonderful time!!!