Musical pairing – Meet Me in California by Plain White T’s
I’m baaaccckkkkk from a week in Santa Cruz with lots of crazy adventures like our forced march, hike through the Redwood forest (that’s us – the tiny group at the bottom left of that very big tree). The climb took 4 + hours to complete – 4 miles hiking up 500 feet and back down again. Believe me, there were times . . . oh who am I kidding . . . there were MANY, MANY times I wanted to quit but I persevered and made it . . . last into camp, but I was upright and no paramedics were called; a feat in-and-of-itself considering just how out of shape I am!
We also had plenty of time to enjoy some of the finer things California has to offer like:
And especially this:
I’ll return to regular programming (posting) once I’m unpacked and back into my normal routine but in the meantime, head over to ‘Dishin’ In The Kitchen‘ and take a listen to an interview I did with Michelle aka ‘Mac’. Mac and I have become fast friends in this funny blogging world and her podcasts are so well done, inspiring and fun, plus I’ve found some ‘new-to-me’ bloggers to follow! Be sure to leave a note in the comment section and let Mac know you stopped by!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to clean the sand out of my underwear, hair and get these posts put together with some great new recipes to share with all of you – like an Agua Fresca and Thai Noodle Salad for starters!
SMITH BITES NOTE: Thanks to the adventure in the Redwoods AND the hundreds of miles we walked, I’m happy to report a 10 pound weight loss while on vacation – now if only I could figure out how to turn that into some kind of diet plan, I’d make millions!!!