With all creative endeavours you need to refill the creative tanks. My refill came a few weeks ago with a trip along the West Coast of California. Timing the trip to fit with Designer Vaca in Palm Springs and bridging the trip by starting in San Francisco and visiting friends, my road trip took place over three weeks in six cities.
The first place along the trip was San Francisco and taking advantage of friends with a car, we took the opportunity to get into nature. The Pinnacles National Park, is a nature reserve created 23 million years ago when multiple volcanos erupted and flowed lava to create a very unique landscape that reminded me of fingers emerging from the earth. It was my first national park in the United States, and my first experience of being in a landscape that in some respects looks so desolate and in others so filled with life. Over three hours we hiked over rocks, through caves and past views that I now have to pinch myself to believe I witnessed them with my own eyes. Along the walk we met a man tracking hawks, a rattle snake we had to carefully walk around and climbers scaling the cliff faces.