On Tuesday we got an invitation to a Superbowl Party in the Bay Area. Well, it didn't take us long to check flights, get airline reservations, and make arrangements for a long weekend trip. We were ready to get out of Dodge.
We moved to Seattle from the Silicon Valley in 1993. We miss all of the friends we had there and my parents still live in Milpitas, where I grew up. They are in their mid-80s. We visit when we can but haven't been back for over a year.
I realize it has been raining alot there lately. Linda, of Raven's Rides, has recently shown many photos of herself riding between rain storms, and mentioned the constant wind and rain storms in Lodi. It's been the same over in the Silicon Valley. No problem. It will be alot warmer than Seattle so it will seem like a summer vacation to me.
I will be spending some time in Santa Cruz and Capitola, where my brother lives and other friends. Can't wait to see and smell the Pacific Ocean.
To those friends I won't be able to see on this trip (Kim!), I promise I will be back. We hope to move back to that area when we are able to find employment. It could never be too soon for me, even though the Seattle area is a lovely place. It's still not my home.
So I'll be back early next week after our whirlwind long weekend trip. I'm hoping for dry roads and 40 degree temps when I get back to Seattle.