The New Year has finally arrived in all of its balloon dropping, confetti tossing, champagne toasting, kissing at midnight glory! I love when the new year arrives. It brings a feeling of a new beginning, a fresh start to another year of your life. For me its a time reflect on the last year and make the appropriate changes in my life. Its a time to make new resolutions and re-commit to the old ones. I look at the upcoming year as a blank slate. Anything can happen and the idea of that is very exciting to me!
This year I decided that the best way to kick off 2009 was with a road trip! I had everything all planned out, then I found out that it was supposed to rain the WHOLE TIME! I was bummed, but plans were adjusted and John and I set out on our journey anyway.
We finally arrived at the Sheraton in Petaluma, CA. Which, by the way, was FABULOUS! Its right on the river. I would highly recommend staying there if you are ever in Petaluma.
After dinner we arrived at the Mystic Theater in downtown Petaluma to see the Tommy Castro Band. They are an awesome blues band. If you are in to the blues, you should check them out.
We headed up Highway 101 and stopped in the most adorable historic towns. We took a break in this park next to a river along the way. It had the most beautiful, fall-colored trees.
This was the bridge over the river. Then we headed through the woods and to the coast.
The beginning of day 3. It was MUCH colder on the coast.
We went to Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA. The beach is covered in sea glass. It really is an amazing site to see.
We made a pit stop in Elk, CA. This was the coolest toilet. It even had skylights. I was impressed.
We decided about 1/4 of the way down the hill just to take a look over the edge instead.
Luckily it didn't rain nearly as much as we thought it would and we had a great time! I really want to post all of the pictures we took along the way, so maybe I'll throw some more in another post soon. Of course I took TONS of pictures along the way! Keep your eyes peeled, many of the new prints will be available in my Etsy shop soon. I have a lot of new products in the works that will be for sale throughout 2009.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2009 brings you all hope, happiness, and all of the great things that you want in your lives.
Quote for the day:
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
- Oprah Winfrey