I'm back from California and I'm sunburned, exhausted, and happier than ever. It was a wonderful chance to be with my family, enjoy the ocean (Arizonans find water fascinating), visit theme parks, sleep in, and take life changing solo walks with coffee on the boardwalk. It wasn't a perfect trip (teenage sisters full of drama and 10 hours in the sun maxes my patience) but it may as well have been. I chose my favorite images to catch the magic I soaked in. Tacky tourist photos to come later.