My oldest sister, Carolyn lives in CA's northern San Francisco Bay area. My older sister, Margaret, now lives in Burbank, CA, one of the hubs for media production work. Margaret's oldest daughter, Heather, and her husband are both employed in recording sound for TV productions.
Carolyn and I drove from Sonoma south to Burbank last Thursday to vist Margaret and her family over the weekend. While we were there Heather took us to the recording studio where she works. It was fascinating to watch her match sounds with actions through various computers! [My blog-techie skills pale in comparison :-)]
The drive from Sonoma to Burbank on Thursday, and back on Monday, took us through dry land that is enlivened through an irrigation system that is embattled in arguments over who gets water rights. We saw some orchards that were like eerie waves of dried driftwood. But mostly we saw mile after mile of green vineyards, and thriving orchards of pistachios, mandarins, and more.
We saw the windmill farms in Altamont Pass, and a mothball fleet of retired ships from WWII in Suisun Bay, before we made it back to Sonoma where we are resting, and I have crocheted more rows on my shawl and started knitting another dishcloth.
Maybe I will get some more stitching done while I am here with Carolyn for two more weeks, then we plan to drive back to OR and Carolyn will stay with me for another two weeks. Woohoo!!!
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