gone to california

In June, Tom and I went to California. He won an award at work so they were sending us to Laguna Beach.

We headed out early to check out the desert.

And we brought Townes because when you’re used to toting five kids around, one infant feels like nothing.

There was a live I imagined that would be full of travel. Instead, I ended up with a life full of kids.

I’ve got no regrets.

But it sure was fun to do some exploring.

I packed tons of film but accidentally grabbed the digital camera, not the analog. And because I love film with all my heart, we ended up in a super Walmart in Yucca Valley on the hunt for a disposal film camera.

We loved the strangeness of Joshua Tree, cringed at the hippness of the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, and slightly feared the cold, rough Pacific.