A Series of Road Trips

Santa Monica Blvd turned into a Street of Gold outside the Marouch restaurant

Good Day, God!

What a wonderful series of visits I have had, God! First I landed at LAX and drove up to Hollywood to have dinner with our Godson followed with dinner with Suzanne. The next morning I drove up to Oxnard.  And over the weekend high school friends and I went to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands off of Santa Barbara.

Then I made the long day’s drive from Oxnard to Tucson, Ariz.  where I had a lovely visit with our daughter and her family — including time alone with each of them.

Then Sandy and I had a Road Trip to LA, stopping at Desert Hot Springs where we spent the night.  (She did all the driving because before leaving on this trip I had tripped and banged my right knee on Kauai so that long drives got painful.)

How like Life that my aching knees resulted in a magical time with BOTH daughters that Saturday. We started our day with a trip to Beverly Hills Juice (breakfast) and ended with a three hour visit to a Korean spa. Then it was off to the airport for Sandy to fly home.

Next it was time with Suzy.  Talking and talking and consulting on home furnishings and plants and, of course, shopping! I don’t shop much at home, God. Somehow it seems like a different activity when it is done with daughters! Everything done with daughters is better!

The whole time was filled with special moments. Stepping out of the Marouch Lebanese Restaurant just in time to see the street turned to gold — see the photo above — seems like just the right image for my trip. It represents those small magical moments that one can’t “plan” — one can only marvel at them and be thankful for them.

I have unpacked my suitcase. But I have barely begun to “unpack” the hundreds and hundreds of images, memories, and Connections. Precious Connections. Thank You, God, for everything!

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