It’s freezing in most of the country right now, so reminiscing about this lazy summer road trip is like taking a virtual vacation (though living in the Bay Area I really can’t complain about the weather…)After LA, we headed farther south to San Diego. What do I remember from this 2012 visit to San Diego? In the order they popped into my head:On our way back to the Bay Area, we made quick stops in Santa Barbara, where we enjoyed walking around downtown and walking the beach.
As part of my personal retrospective on the past happily married, childless years gallivanting with my partner in travels, I will continue with our second annual trip to Somewhere. This time, I’m throwing it back to 2012. I just passed my 5-year college reunion (which I did not attend because: morning sickness. ), and with that milestone comes memories of the sheer joy of graduating, followed by the daunting prospect of what to do next.
It’s an interesting exercise to recall a vacation that happened more than six years ago. Whose to say I’m remembering it accurately? They say memory can be incredibly unreliable — the truth somewhat elusive. And yet, I think time softens edges and leaves you with impressions, made more precious, or at least colored by the moment your experiencing. What do I remember?
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