It was a wonderful trip, but it went by so fast, my memories are a blur like some of the photos above :-)
From Portland, Oregon, we drove south on interstate 5 to California. Mt. Shasta in northern CA did not seem to have as much snow cover as Mt. Hood near Portland, but it was still a fabulous wintery view! Then as we descended into the Sacramento Valley, we seemed to drive into Spring.
We saw cows and calves and sheep and lambs and flowering orchards of trees. My kids dropped me off at my oldest sister's home just north of San Francisco in the wine country, and then drove across town to stay with family-friends. My sister's neighbors had daffodils in bloom!
During our visit we celebrated my brother-in-law's 90th birthday, and my mother-in-law's 94th birthday, and our friend's 31st birthday. I looked through some of our family albums and took some pictures for all of us who are chicken lovers, of my parents and my nieces on a poultry farm in Missouri where I lived from age 5 - 20.
My great niece sent me 16 skeins of wool yarn several months ago. One thing I wanted to do was surprise her by crocheting a hooded cowl for her and send it home with her mom, my niece, who was visiting from Nebraska while I was at my oldest sister's house. However, I did not complete the cowl during our visit so will have to mail it....hopefully soon :-)
On the way home we drove through some rain at sunset, and we spotted a rainbow! We arrived home at 9:30pm 3.7.2013, I emptied most of my suitcase into the washing machine, and managed to meet blogging friends, Teresa, Taci, and Betsy for lunch at 1:00pm 3.8.2013. Whew! We had a swift visit over yummy lunches, and exchanged little gifts, but even though I had my cell phone out to take pictures I was stunned to see while preparing this post that I did not take even one picture..........what? :-( Blurry brain!!!
Is your life going by in a blur?