Art, Inspiration and General Musings

May 31, 2010

Road Trippin'

{Me & my road trip partner}

Road trip season is officially under way! My friend Erin and I decided to start off the season by taking a day trip to Chico. Our friends Rosemary and Sarah were already in Chico, spending the weekend with Sarah's parents, Alex and Terry - so we decided to join them for a day.

After a two-hour drive, we met up with the lovely ladies in downtown Chico for some shopping and a light lunch. Then, we headed into the scenic Butte Creek Canyon for some photo ops at the Honey Run Covered Bridge. After that, we landed at Alex and Terry's amazing home in the canyon - where we lounged around reading gossip magazines, eating fabulous food and simply enjoying the beauty surrounding us.

Terry and Alex were amazing hosts, whipping up a mouth-watering dinner of mango-avocado salsa, roasted potatoes (from the garden), barbecued saffron chicken and grilled onions (also from the garden). After dinner, we sat and watched as the local wildlife (deer and quail) roamed the canyon. It was a wonderful close to an amazing day.

Finally, Erin and I said our goodbyes and, after a round of hugs, got into the car and headed back home. All-in-all, it was the perfect way to start road-trip season. Can't wait for our next trip!

{View of the river from inside the bridge}

{Sarah, me & Rosemary}

{Just some of the delicious food we snacked on}

{View of the canyon from Alex and Terry's porch}


Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love my hubby and kids but there is nothing better than a girl road trip. Looks like a stunning spot and your photography skills are stellar.

Bows and Sparrows said...

Thanks for the compliment, Carol. I just got a new Canon PowerShot and I love it!

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