As soon as I landed, I got my hands on a rental car and went to Cabrillo National Monument:
Now this lighthouse (the new one), I could handle! Gorgeous.
But I was up bright and early the next day to drive out past Escondido to the nut farm!! I mean, really, when I discovered there was a nut farm nearby and they were having a Fall Festival the weekend I was in Cally - well, it must be fate, right?
First thing I noted was that my GPS has made my brain turn to mush. I didn't have one in the rental car and had to navigate for myself. Wow - I was surprised how much I rely on that thing. If you use one regularly, I bet you'd be surprised too. It's kind of scary, actually.
But I did manage to find Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, California - and the place was packed! Look at all these pumpkins:
And these blocks of toffee were GIANT! Think the size of a hamburger - and a good inch thick. Wow!
I had to get these because I'd never had them before - chocolate covered banana chips:
I bought so much stuff people in the parking lot commented on it. And these people were using wheelbarrows to carry their pumpkins to their cars. So, I had two huge bags of nuts and candy. What's wrong with that?
After I navigated my way back to La Jolla with my loot, I decided to hike in Torrey Pines State Reserve. (Yes, our hotel was right next to it AND on the 18th hole of the famous golf course.) (Sassy - you rock!)
What a perfect day! What a gorgeous, gorgeous place! FireStar (my company) always takes me to the greatest places. I am so lucky!!!
I think when you find your calling, it's the greatest gift in the world. Have you found yours? Don't stop looking until you do - the world is waiting for you.