Going back to California is always a treat for me. I spent most of my childhood there and ever since then have considered myself a Californian (no matter all the time I have spent in Colorado). I am always amazed at how beautiful the state is. It was especially beautiful this break since the hills were green and vibrantly colored flowers were blooming everywhere. Of course, the ocean was amazing too as it always is. It truly was such a nice time with friends and a nice little break back to my "home".