We had a great vacation! (l-r: Micah, Dan, me, Ramya, Eric) California produced some nice sunny but coolish (for California) weather that was a nice change from snowy Wisconsin. As always, Eric was a great host and we had great food including some fantastic Indian dishes by Ramya. We enjoyed being able to spend time with Micah before he heads off to Army basic and OCS in May.
If you ever get to Santa Barbara, the wine tasting is fun as is the beach. I was able to walk in the Pacific Ocean and dream of walking on the beach every day. (or at least once a year.......)
We also did some hiking and shooting up in the high desert. It was a bit muddy since it had snowed the night before but the scenery was marvelous.
It was great to get away, have fun, and relax. Changing locations is a good way to jump-start new ideas, which is good since this is a year of transition anyway. Now I need to post this and jump in the car so I don't miss my flight back to the East Coast.