Saturday, August 2, 2014

Vacation load looming

We had a terrific time on our short jaunt to Northern California.....  it has been 3 years since our last visit ...and it is always so great seeing old friends and family again.  Grass Valley is a place where we lived on and off for over 16 years....charming Gold Rush Sierra Foothill town....but like grows bigger and gets more crowded...I miss the days of the laid back Hippy Retreat feel.... now the word Yuppy comes to mind....still lovely but I relate less to the inhabitants these days....  One of the reasons for going also was to see one of my all time favorite 'Heros' of the music/movement world  in concert....Joan Baez!!  She was over the top fantastic....lovely, moving worth all my years of waiting to see her in person... it was a lovely small venue , close enough to see very well.....she encouraged the audience to sing along to a few songs...and sing we did....Loudly and I can say I sang with Joan Baez...tee hee! 

We visited you pick farms, living in the desert you really appreciate fresh fruits and veggies, of course we visited a few wineries and 'tested' the wares, buy a few bottles of the most delicious ones....YUM! 
Mainly this was a very relaxing visit, good talks...good food and wine....concert and reminiscing tour....  but, as much fun as we had....there is no place like home (clicking my heels together 3 times while saying that)  Yes, back to our heat, now humidity too, sunny blue to work.

Little tiny doll voices are calling my name .....I must follow.....