Over the past 5 days I have worked on completing my smash journal. It is rather utilitarian and I found the blank pages inside it made me want to write like a school kid producing that awful summer essay "what I did on my holidays " ( for the US folks make that vacation). So nothing was written and most was completed in the last few days. it was stressful!
the first page on my scrapbook and my calendar challenge behind it.
I decided to make it in sections where we stayed where we went and so on. On the right the start of the trip in Mayfield NM, the right tag is the Railside in Williams AZ a lovely friendly park; on the right page River Run in Bakersfield, CA, no river but a very pleasant place. Below this the KOA. I wrote a note a note on the left that it was my idea of hell. Rampaging rug rats invading our space, music to later into the night and crap everywhere!!!! When I noted this on another site I was chastised by people with fond memories of their childhoods spent there. It was like a Butlins.
Jumping around a little but this was the entry for the end of the holidays and start of return home .At Morro Dunes, low temperatures and the beach at the door made it a favorite place to stay.it was well managed and filled with families not organized like KOA, just families enjoying the last days of vacation before school started. The beach is spectacular it is in the Central coastal wine district and veggie growing center. on the right the return trip through Bakersfield and on to Williams AZ.
My desk with journal open on the Navarro page, the reason we were in California was their Barrel tasting for the 2014 futures. They throw a fabulous food and wine bash. This year we tasted the goat cheese daughter Sarah produces at her farm.
Now onto journalling and catching up on my Kate Crane DVD