We’re in California now with my older daughter and family. Of course the main attraction is the baby who has changed and grown so much in his first three months that we hardly recognize him. There will be a post of baby pictures at some point, don’t worry 😀
It’s been a fun and interesting visit so far. It’s really beautiful here with flowers blooming everywhere. It feels cool to us of course, being from the tropics, but it’s sunny with blue skies and lovely weather. We’ve been walking around a lake, gone shopping, went to a nurse-in with other mothers, a company picnic, and now I have a California drivers license too. I figured since all my other US business is based here it made sense. I won’t be eligible for Panamanian residency for a year, so it will also be awhile before I can get a Panamanian drivers licence.
We landed in Oakland this time, and crossed Richmond–San Rafael Bridge on our way north. What a pretty drive.
We ran into a bit of the infamous California traffic on the way, but it cleared up after a while and we made decent time.
We went walking at Spring Lake, a really beautiful place that I’m always glad to visit.
Blackberries are ripening everywhere!
Spring Lake from the walkway above.
Fennel is in bloom everywhere.
A Spider web in the blackberry bushes catches the sunlight.
What are you looking at??
There are beautiful scenes everywhere at Spring Lake.
A couple ducks on a rock.
Spring Lake on a beautiful day.
There are flowers blooming everywhere! This is a spectacular dahlia in the neighborhood.
There are crepe myrtles in many colors blooming everywhere.
I love the colors of this rose.
We went to the Big Latch On event in the park. Many such events were happening at the same time all over the country to promote breastfeeding.
The neighbor’s sunflowers are beautiful.
These lilies are all over town.
Later we went to a picnic lunch hosted by my son-in-law’s work. We had a lot of fun and some great BBQ.
The picnic was at another beautiful park, and there were lots of ducks and geese.
Camden taking a rest after being a very popular guest at the picnic.
The water balloon toss was one of the picnic games.
The park had many beautiful weeping willow trees.
We’ll be here for a few more days so there will be other posts, but right now I must go have another conversation with a talkative baby!
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