This is way over due! I went to California last month! I visited my very best-est friend Tori for eight whole days! I had the most fun! I now know why so many people love it and why everyone goes there! I couldn't believe that it was sunny and 75 every day. Plus the trees and other plants were so different than the Midwest that I was truly amazed the entire time I was there. I am not sure how I feel about the commercialism, or the traffic, but I fell in love! I really loved Santa Barbara! It was BEAUTIFUL! We went on a Sunday, and apparently every Sunday they have an Art Walk right on the beach. People set up tables and tents and sell their art all day long. It was amazing to see how many people were out to shop and support the locals. All I could see was Chad and I just hippie-ing it up and living there in a Volkswagen van on the beach selling jewelry. LOL that is more than funny just thinking about it. Did I mention I hate hippies? Not important. I missed my husband terrible, but it was all worth it. To just spend time with Tori felt so good. You know it is really hard being this far away from my closest friend. Enjoy the collage!!