Gypsy-chick journeys   

                                                     Hemet / Temecula * 2004

   I accompanied my (then) boyfriend to California for a family wedding and was soon in an endless state of curiosity! Aside from meeting the wonderful family, attending a beautiful wedding and enjoying Seaworld, a majority of the week-long excitement came from finding myself farther south in the U.S. than I'd ever been. My body felt that I'd crossed enough land for the terrain and weather to differ from the Northwest. Of course the heat said it all. The Cali residents are friendly, laid-back and easy going.  - OTA