California, some of the digital images...

We go to California to visit my parents every summer.  If is fun, and exhausting, and beautiful and heartbreaking all at once.  My father and I, and now even Caleb, take way too many photos.  Here are a few of my favorite digital images I took this summer. I also brought along two Instant Polaroid cameras and took some of my favorite instant images.  I will blog those another time.  My mother makes beautiful keepsake books for each of our trips...  I can't wait to see this year's book!

Sacred Space, Summerland CA. http://www.thesacredspace.com/

Sacred Space, Summerland CA. http://www.thesacredspace.com/

Some of the beautiful vintage Buddha's at Sacred Space

Some of the beautiful vintage Buddha's at Sacred Space

This is a yearly tradition, Such a beautiful and serene place.  I love all of the statues and the tea and the gardens....

This is a yearly tradition, Such a beautiful and serene place.  I love all of the statues and the tea and the gardens....

Morning walk in the Ventura Harbor Boat Yard with my parents and Caleb, followed by dinner at a New York Deli with my brother and his family (a New York Deli in CA?  Yup!)

Morning walk in the Ventura Harbor Boat Yard with my parents and Caleb, followed by dinner at a New York Deli with my brother and his family (a New York Deli in CA?  Yup!)

Ventura Pier is one of my Favorites! 

Ventura Pier is one of my Favorites! 

It was so windy though, we didn't make it all the way to the end this trip.

It was so windy though, we didn't make it all the way to the end this trip.

Mission Santa Barbara.  http://www.santabarbaramission.org/

Mission Santa Barbara.  http://www.santabarbaramission.org/

Mission Santa Barbara....  I love the CA landscapes

Mission Santa Barbara....  I love the CA landscapes

Botanical Gardens, and the kids first sighting of a coastal redwood tree.  http://www.sbbg.org/

Botanical Gardens, and the kids first sighting of a coastal redwood tree.  http://www.sbbg.org/

Alohomora

Alohomora

Harry Potter World at Universal Studio!  Pure magic!

Harry Potter World at Universal Studio!  Pure magic!

We never ever, ever, ever, EVER go to amusement parks.  Too many people, too hot, to bright, too loud, too messy, too many rides... But we have a few huge Harry Potter fans aroudn here, and this was on a very high "to do" list.  We are so thankful to have been able to go sepnd a day here!

We never ever, ever, ever, EVER go to amusement parks.  Too many people, too hot, to bright, too loud, too messy, too many rides... But we have a few huge Harry Potter fans aroudn here, and this was on a very high "to do" list.  We are so thankful to have been able to go sepnd a day here!

Meditation Mount in Ojai CA is just spectacular....  https://meditationmount.org/

Meditation Mount in Ojai CA is just spectacular....  https://meditationmount.org/

Sunset and then Moon rise on the full Sturgeon Moon from up on Mediation Mount after dinner at Caleb's favorite Mexican Restaurant...  perfection.  

Sunset and then Moon rise on the full Sturgeon Moon from up on Mediation Mount after dinner at Caleb's favorite Mexican Restaurant...  perfection.  

Zuma Beach is perhaps beach perfection.  Huge waves, soft sand, clear water, lots of sunshine. What more can you want in a beach day?

Zuma Beach is perhaps beach perfection.  Huge waves, soft sand, clear water, lots of sunshine. What more can you want in a beach day?

Ventura CA sunset.....  Harbor, boardwalk, pier, wind, waves and golden sun sinking into the Pacific Ocean.  

Ventura CA sunset.....  Harbor, boardwalk, pier, wind, waves and golden sun sinking into the Pacific Ocean.  

Best Ice Cream in the world?  Perhaps yes, they have vegan too!  I got toasted almond coconut.  This is a yearly favorite.  Meadow had lots of down time this year and missed a few of our outings.  She wasn't feeling great, so she stayed home and slept and read for 3 or so of our days, she missed ice cream, but the rest of us loved it!

Best Ice Cream in the world?  Perhaps yes, they have vegan too!  I got toasted almond coconut.  This is a yearly favorite.  Meadow had lots of down time this year and missed a few of our outings.  She wasn't feeling great, so she stayed home and slept and read for 3 or so of our days, she missed ice cream, but the rest of us loved it!

Cousins!

Cousins!

The Getty Museum is one amazing place!  From the Tram Ride up, to the art and the gardens, it is too big to see in one day.  http://www.getty.edu/

The Getty Museum is one amazing place!  From the Tram Ride up, to the art and the gardens, it is too big to see in one day.  http://www.getty.edu/

Until next time..... 

Until next time.....