I was just on my dream vacation. I got to hang out with writer Julia Rachel Barrett in California.
She drove us all over Napa, St. Helena, Sausalito, San Francisco, Rodeo Beach. I hiked up a dead volcano (I'm waaaay out of shape for that even though I walk 3 miles a day at an incline. Julia and her Mr. had to keep stopping for me to catch my breath.), and the hike up and down the mountain to the beach side. There was other hiking involved. I've decided Julia is the hiking-est woman I know. I loved it. It was tough but so beautiful.
We did wine and cheese tasting, went to a Giants game at the AT&T park in the bay, shopping, dining, and all kinds of awesome things. We found semi-precious stones in Carnelian and Jade along with sea glass and sharks teeth. We flirted. We ate. We talked. We laughed. We commiserated. We joked about dating. Incidentally, Julia insists I have to date a Jewish man because he's a gazillion times less likely to be a serial killer. LOL.
I had an incredible time with her. She's not only as genuine as she seems online, but she's beautiful and kind, generous and loyal. If you haven't met her, you should. Click her name above to go to her site. Also, you can go to my blog to hear more of her awesomeness.
I love this woman.