Lunch in Los Olivos at a quaint cafe. The spinach quiche was delicious.
I took this photo from our truck as we travelled to Santa Maria. California is known as the Golden State. In this photo you see a closeup of the golden grasses that cover central California hills, and the Live Oak trees that dot those hillsides, creating the beautiful contrast of green and gold, that I have always loved.
Wednesday I had the opportunity to fly with a good friend, to Sacramento for the day. Continue reading
I received these photos this afternoon from our son and daughter-in-law. Looked like a beautiful Austin, Texas afternoon. Perfect for a sunset sail on Lake Travis. In the second photo you can see the color of the setting sun reflected on the sails.
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to fly with a good friend to Sacramento for the day. The flight took a little over an hour, and the views were awesome. We flew directly over Catalina Island, then hugged the coast until we headed inland toward the California state capitol. I took the above photo as we neared the airport and prepared to land. You can see how flat the land is, with the Sacramento river winding through farm lands.
After landing we caught an Uber cab to the California State Capitol Building, in the city. We then spent several hours exploring the interior of capitol building.
The woodwork on this stair case is an example of the beauty found throughout the building.
Later we walked to Old Town Sacramento, only ten blocks from the Capitol Building. Horse drawn carriages seemed to be very popular.
The California State Railroad Museum is found in Old Town and here is a bright yellow caboose we saw outside.
We were in Sacramento for one day, but it was a wonderful day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were able to see many things.
We Landed back at John Wayne airport in Orange County as the sun was setting, and the lights were beautiful. It had been a great day, but it’s always good to be home.