Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Favorite Time Of Year

You know it's fall the minute Starbucks announces that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back. Today, while Ella and I were on our morning walk, I could feel it in the air. The crisp cool air that carries the fresh scent of fall. I loved leaving the hot summer weather behind when we went to Northern California on vacation. I welcomed the cool weather along the coast because it had been so hot at home. I was pleasantly surprised when we came back to cooler fall-like weather. It really makes me crave Butternut Squash Soup at The Blue Lemon - it is fabulous.

Our trip to Northern California was amazing. We spent a few days in San Francisco, which I absolutely loved.  Then we traveled up the coast to Eureka where we got to spend time at the beach and explore the Redwoods. Last, we headed to Napa Valley. Napa is a gorgeous place that is covered in breathtakingly beautiful vineyards. I will post more pictures, but here is a picture of Ella walking on the beach for the first time. It was freezing, but we had to take our shoes and socks off so we could feel the sand between our toes.

Beach at Somoa, CA