Last week we spent a few days in a warmer place... Laguna Beach, CA. It was warm enough to swim in the pool, or even the ocean. The resort had multiple pools, with the wall of one adorned with rather cool fish and sea kelp.
In California there are lots of plants that we don't see around here. Cactus, ice plant, bougainvillias, and other species that like hot, dry weather. So different, but after a few days, I realized that I really don't like California too much. It's beautiful, but busy, impressive but expensive, warm but wearying.
Don't get me wrong, it was nice to get up early and walk on the beach. visit amazing galleries, dine in fabulous restaurants, but when all is said and done, I'll take our lovely, quiet, quaint little town anytime.