Back from nearly 2 weeks in SoCal, as the natives like to call it. That's a photo of Malibu above and Joshua Tree National Park below. Our travels ranged from Malibu to central coast wine country (think "Sideways"), Beverly Hills, Hollywood, the western San Fernando Valley, the Mojave Desert, and the Palm Springs area. Celebrity sighting: Minnie Driver in Beverly Hills, spotted (really jostled by) while window-shopping on Rodeo Drive (as if I could really buy anything on Rodeo Drive, however we did have lunch there; pricey but delicious). It was a great trip. More pictures to follow as I process them.
Speaking of deserts: The photo I took while in Tucson last year is now officially on Schmaps. You can see it (along with more info about the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum here.