My holiday is almost at an end but it has been an excellent one. It has been pretty quiet, with lots of time spent reading and enjoying the warm weather, but yesterday we went on a fun family road trip up into the San Jacinto mountains. After almost two weeks surrounded by palm trees, it was wonderful to trade them (at least for the day) for pine trees and slightly cooler weather. We spent several hours hiking near the mountain town of Idyllwild, enjoyed a delicious lunch in town, and then took in the amazing views on the twisting road back to the desert. It had been years since I travelled along this road and I’d forgotten how absolutely stunning the scenery is. It was a great way to spend the day!