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Las Vegas, NV to Monterey, CA

California is Spectacular!

sunny 70 °F

We visited my family Sin City . . . Las Vegas also known as Lost Wages!
I have not visited with my Mom since our wedding three years ago and it was a pleasure to be with her. It seems we have both matured and really appreciated being with each other. We experienced a closeness that we never experienced before. She is incredibly fun and had a show planned almost every night for us. It was also a blessing for me to spend time with my nephew Evan. He has grown so much and fortunately were able to be there on this birthday. Evan turned 9 and is the youngest son of my recently deceased sister. He really matured and has come into his own power since I visited with him last. It brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart so to see him so happy. We spent three weeks in Vegas and were thrilled to discover several raw food vegetarian restaurants that we truly enjoyed . . . Especially the raw deserts. You can't imagine how delicious it is to enjoy a fully raw cheesecake that is made with only nuts and berries.

The weather got suddenly cold and being addicted to the sun we headed to Tucson, Arizona. We spent a week in beautiful Catalina State park. Every day we were blessed with spectacular nature trials to begin our day.

After Tucson we went to a very unusual town called Quartzite AZ. This town attracts millions of RVs in the winter because of the weather and community. Andres was able to ride motocross right outside our RV. We were there before the season and it looked more like a ghost town.

After Quartzite we spent a day in Yuma. Very quiet town with not much to see.

We went to one of my favorite cities . . . San Diego. We stayed in a beautiful state park and began our days with a nature walk and a mediation. The view filled my heart. We visited Del Mar, La Jolla, and Andres jumped into the ocean to swim with the seals. The seals were playing everywhere. Balboa park has so many wonderful museums, and beauty to behold. We spent several days enjoying the park and all it has to offer.

We went to Santa Barbara to vista with my fiend Debra. She is so inspiring. Debra is one of the few women I know who has lived completely on her terms. She left the country a few years ago and moved to Argentina for 3 years to dance tango every night in Buenos Aires. She loves to dance so much, she sold her house to live her dreams. She is back in California now and has great stories of her adventures! Santa Barbra has some of the most amazing views of the ocean. We hiked up some real treacherous cliffs, but the view was well worth the risk!

We headed to Napa to visit with my friends Bob and Tina. Fortunately it was Tina's birthday and Bob was planned a party that we were invited to. We met their friends and had a wonderful evening and of course there was great wine everywhere! Spending quality time with Tina and Bob was the highlight of Napa. Bob got to spend time with Andres riding his motorcycle along Napa valley. At our farewell dinner we all express our sincere appreciation for each other and I still feel the warmth on my heart from our evening together.

We left Napa to visit San Francisco as we planned to exhibit at the Green Festival. San Francisco was amazing! What a unique city, surrounded by water and mountains. They had an amazing selecting of Vegetarian restaurants. Our favorite was Millennium. We were blessed with abundance at the Green festival and are always grateful for peoples response to our Java and Tea Wands.

We just arrived in Monterey CA and look forward to exploring the beautiful city.

Posted by Raimondo 12:16 Archived in USA

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