I'm finally beginning to settle down and get back to a normal life after being on the road for 40 days. We had an awesome time in Spain and Morocco and I really enjoyed my stay in Venice, especially the time spent with Anne. The mother-daughter road trip to California was wonderful and we got to drink some great wines in Paso Robles and ride the cable cars in San Francisco.
I have about 1200 pictures that need to be classified and identified before I start forgetting all the details. I'd like to write a review of each hotel we stayed in but with a total of 10 hotels it'll probably take me a while to write them all. I loved my apartment in Venice and had to leave just as I was beginning to settle and live like a Venetian but my husband was already in Madrid waiting at the airport for my arrival. We both fell in love with Spain again after a 27 year absence. Copious amounts of wine, Jerez and tapas were consumed from noon until very late at night. Our Moroccan adventure was cut short because we both got sick after eating some bad dried fruit but we did manage to spend six exciting days in Fez and Marrakech and I can't wait to share the stories and photos.
I'll start posting some of my photos as soon as I get organized but first I need to shake off a cold that I caught in California and has me moving very slowly.
In the meantime here's something you will only see in my hometown: a Christmas tree made with tumbleweeds. I took this photo today as I was coming home. It's almost complete and will be ready to be lit up on Saturday.
Annie asked what does the tumbleweed tree look like with lights and here's the answer.