One day, hopefully sooner than later, Patty and Dan will come for a visit. Here are few pictures to entice you. Do you see the native plants? ;) The first picture was taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in Claremont and is one of my favorite gardens to visit. It is a small, primarily native plant garden run in connection with the Claremont colleges. The second picture was taken at Manhattan beach in early November on an extremely windy day which meant the beach was deserted. I have never seen it without people. It was a bit surreal.
The wine tasting one? That is at Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga, where you should definitely go. It is so lovely there. March, anyone?!