Sunday, June 7, 2009


I drove to the sovereign nation of Barona for a two-day meeting. What an awesome drive! The desert scrub, the sand dunes, the boulders, the mountains...every 30 miles it seemed like I'd ventured into a new world.

Closer to San Diego I saw the Jacaranda trees in bloom. I don't recall seeing them in bloom on any of my many trips to southern California, but I'm not sure that I've ever been to there when they bloomed.