May 20, 2024


General Inside You

Sights from home and beyond


Following paying the weekend in Riverside, Calif. and going to a marriage at a vineyard in Temecula, we seen a several cacti in our lawn in entire bloom. We had rain the evening just before we still left Arizona and evidently the rain continued by way of the weekend. I think that is why we had been taken care of to gorgeous blooms

hedge hog cactus with red bloms.
A hedge hog cactus in bloom in one particular of our planters.
Palm Springs Wind farm on Interstate 10
The wind farm outside the house of Palm Springs.

We drove earlier our outdated stomping grounds of Palm Springs on the freeway. I assumed I’d sense nostalgic or sadness after dwelling there for 28 many years. But no, I was contemplating “Thank goodness we bought out of right here!” That was a surprise. I was even happier to get again to Arizona and house.

downtown Riverside.
We stayed downtown Riverside in a resort we utilized to remain at with our kids for swim meets. This is a shady avenue that is blocked off to cars and trucks and crammed with restaurants and retailers.
Riverside County Courthouse
There are beautiful properties in downtown Riverside. This is the County Courthouse.
Sculptures outside a taco restaurant that was closed when we walked by. I unquestionably would have stopped if it was open. It’s referred to as Tio’s Tacos.

The marriage location was lovely with magnificent sights of vineyards, rolling hills and mountains. We appreciated the shock of staying seated with our children’s previous teammate, loved ones and swim coach. It is enjoyment to get with each other with individuals we expended so much time with several years back when swimming was a important concentrate in our life.

Villa de Amore Temecula wedding venue
Villa de Amore, the marriage ceremony venue at a winery in Temecula, California.
Shannon with Maureen's sisters
1 of my favored photographs from ahead of the wedding day. A person of our kids’ swim teammates is photographed with the mother of the bride’s sisters, who flew to the wedding from Singapore.
bride and groom at wedding
The bride and groom just before the pastor announced “husband and wife.” The bride was just one of my kids’ swim teammates, also.
wedding friends
Sitting down with our previous mates from the swim staff. It felt like a reunion and we talked about obtaining 1 in the long run.

It was a enjoyment, active weekend with most of the time spent driving. But I was happy to get again residence to Arizona and my cat Olive.

How do you truly feel when you return household from a journey? Are you relieved to be back to your possess property, or do you extensive for additional getaway?


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