Thanksgiving in California

November 26th, 2007

Monterey Calif.

Monterey Calif.

Monterey Calif.

Monterey Calif.

Sorry to be gone so long. Thanksgiving snuck up on me and I had so much to do in order to get us packed and off to California to visit Ryan’s family, that blogging fell by the wayside. We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner prepared for us this year with delicious vegetarian dishes, wine, and dessert. I hope yours was lovely, too. We spent the rest of our week reading in the sun and taking this trip to Monterey, where Christmas was in full swing at the beach. It was a strange juxtaposition–the palm tree poised behind the Christmas tree; Santa’s shop set up next to a shop full of sun screen, sunglasses, and beach towels; a live reindeer perched next to a statue of Steinbeck. The weather was glorious the whole time and I was very thankful to catch a few rays, reading a good book (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and the binding on a quilt my great grandmother never got around to finishing. I’ve been trying to take pictures of a few projects, but it’s just so dark all the time. Hopefully the sun will make its way to Seattle to shine in my windows and lighten up my pictures!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aja  |  November 26th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Your trip looks beautiful – is that lavender I spy? I love that book you are reading – it was SO good. I just finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and it was AMAZING. In my all time top 5 for sure.

  • 2. wendy  |  November 28th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    isn’t the holiday season in california odd/yet still really beautiful? the beach looks so quiet and peaceful.

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