Last Friday night, we packed up and headed to the airport. It was a complete surprise to my darling because it was my gift to him to whisk him away during our anniversary week. Saturday was the 'official day,' so rather than spending it traveling, we were able to sleep in and leisurely enjoy our day. I packed the suitcases so he truly had no idea where he was going. He later told me he thought we were going to Seattle. Of course, he found out at the ticket agent when they took our bags and said, 'Two to Santa Ana?"
|a bit of antique research....better to call it that when shopping with a guy|
|caught him when he wasn't looking!|
|As you can see, things are GREEN in CA!|
|Birds of Paradise were everywhere....almost like Hawaii!|
|We were on the 10th floor and this was our view from the room. Not too many people, however, took advantage of the pool. Highs hovered around 60 degrees F.|
|A morning sunrise|
|All aboard!! Here I am....the plane departed Santa Ana @ 7:57 AM....I'm ready to go!|
|So many flowers are in full bloom!! Their deep rich colors are intoxicating|
|And, at Roger's Gardens, vegetables were ready for the planting!|
|Here's the train track @ the Santa Ana station....gorgeous snow-capped mountains that morning!|
|Inside the train|
|Passing OXNARD...I got a kick out of the elevation, living in CO, that's a speed bump!|
|This is how close the train was to the ocean at some points! Maybe that's why they call it....The Surfliner!|
|A cupcake store in Santa Barbara....a bit on the gawdy side|
|One of my favorites: ranunculus|
|Pacific Coast Highway on the way to Laguna Beach....|
Yes Sherry....so close!!
|Casey's Cupcakes in Laguna Beach|
|going across the ferry in Newport Beach|
Today......there are no birds of paradise anywhere.....
|But there's a GREAT BIG 'ol Woodpecker on my feeding dish and it's snowing like crazy!|
It's good to be home!!