Friday, February 1, 2008

Going to Sunny California

On Monday this week we woke up to snow. There will be no riding of motorcycles for a while.

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.


BumbleVee said...

have a great time! We, too, won't be doing any motorcycling anytime soon.

It'll be months 'til the ice melts in my cul de sac and I can get to the main roads with the bike. Although today it did warm to -8C from -27C the salt and sand was working and there was a teeeeensy bit of melting happening.....

Linda R. Moore said...

Thanks for the shout out! I'm really, really over the storms. We're having yet another doozy tonight.

Next time you're in CA give more warning and I'll ride out to meet you (if you want) :)

--xh-- said...

have a superb trip, and hope the weather will change for good by the time you are back home :)

KT Did said...

I hope the snow melted in the Santa Cruz mountains for you! Hope you had a great time.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Just blog surfing! Have a safe trip. Should be some beautiful riding. Being in Alabama, we got out on the bikes yesterday. It was about 67 degrees.