Monday, April 19, 2010

The Garfields go to California!

Well, at least Eli and Mom did. Poor Dan had to stay home and work. But we took lots of pictures and had a wonderful time. On Friday we drove down to Orange County to attend my Aunt Martha's funeral. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. She told the best stories and always had a smile on her face.

Saturday I drove up to Ojai with Brad. We had a great visit on the way up. I especially loved coming into Ojai from the back and seeing the valley from the overlook. Every time I go there I am again amazed by its incredible beauty.

My parents met us in town and we had a great visit with Brad and Crystal. As always, the food was amazing. Crystal made an italian fish stew that was to die for and Brad treated us to a chicken sausage and boiled cabbage dish that was incredibly tasty.

Monday we made our way around to all my favorite Southern California shops; Deckers Shoes and of course Trader Joes. That night Shaun and Tamara came over and we had the aforementioned heavenly fish stew.

Tuesday I was able to meet up with my old friend Beth Ashby for lunch. We were best friends when I was a kid (born two months apart) but haven't seen each other for at least 10 years. It was great to catch up.

The drive home seemed a lot longer than the drive out but we made it home. Eli was a trooper and did very well with all the driving and sleeping in different places.

Here are a few pics from the trip...I pretty much took only pictures of Eli...but hey...he's pretty cute.
I was insistent that we document Eli's first trip to the beach....he was less than happy.

Looking down the valley at Brad and Crystal's house

Taking an early morning walk

Braddy and Eli
At the beginning of the trip...

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