Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm Back!

Hi Everyone!

Well, that break went on much longer than I'd planned. I went on vacation last week, so I decided to wait until after vacation to return. It's so good to be back! I can't wait to come around and visit all your blogs and see what I've been missing!

I'll leave you with a few pictures from our vacation to California.


We visited San Francisco, Napa, and Lake Tahoe. The first two photos are from Lake Tahoe, the third is a view of Alcatraz in San Francisco.

So what have you all been up? Did anyone else take a vacation this summer? Where did you go?

41 comments:

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Yay for you having a great vacation! I'm so glad you are back though...You were missed (a lot).

Where were you in CA? Lovely pictures?

Anne Gallagher said...

Beautiful pics. I went back to RI for two weeks, but alas no pictures. Welcome home.

Nisa said...

Ooh! The pictures are gorgeous! I hope your vacation (the real one and the bloggy one) have been relaxing and helpful!

Beth said...

Welcome back! Your holiday photos look amazing. What part of California did you visit!

Al said...

What beautiful country!
Lovely piccies!
It lloks like you might have been up the dd mountain too!

Old Kitty said...

WELCOME BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!! Yayyayayayyayay!! The blogworld is a brighter sunnier place again!!!

Awwww I had a staycation!!! Loved it!! Did nothing, ate lots, shopped a bit and plenty of days out!!

California looks so lovely - glad you had a great time! Take care
x

miss mooty said...

R & R in beautiful places with people you love is THE BEST. Did you discover any cool coffee houses in San Francisco? p.s. Welcome back.

Brian said...

Hooray, you're back! Looks like you sure had one heck of a good time!

Carolyn V said...

Google's doing that to me too. It's driving me crazy, but if I backspace I can leave a comment after that. Weird.

I love the pictures! So beautiful.

Stephen Tremp said...

Great pics! Glad you had a great vacation and welcome back to Blogland. We did some local weekend stays but that's about it. There's enough to do in our area to keep us happy, but it would be nice to do an extended stay out of state.

Jo Schaffer said...

Beautiful pics! Makes me homesick. I'm a Bay Area girl! I was out there this summer and will go back again in October. And we used to camp in Tahoe every summer when I was a kid... ah, good times.

Laurel Garver said...

Lovely pics! I haven't been to the west coast since I was a toddler and my grandma lived in Anaheim.

We went to the Finger Lakes in New York and an amusement park in northern PA. Wish we could have been away longer than a week...

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It looks like you had a great time, Susan! It's good to see you. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back, Susan! Did you take a tour of Alcatraz?

Kelly said...

Hi, Susan! Welcome back! I was just wondering when you were going to be back to blogging!
I love photographs. Looks like some great travels. I've been to Cali once and it was Lake Tahoe. I want to explore more of it!

Shannon said...

Welcome back!

You're making me miss home! I was born and raised in Sacramento. Funny, I knew that was Tahoe right away. I hope you had a good time!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Love the pictures!! We didn't go anywhere. :(

(But we live in a beach town, so we don't really want to leave in the summer) LOL

Lydia K said...

How beautiful! Glad you had a great break, and thanks for sharing the lovely picts!

The Happy Whisk said...

Welcome Back

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Great pictures! Vacations are great, but they can be super exhausting too. :) Looks like you had a good time, though!

Michael Offutt said...

San Francisco looks lovely.

The Golden Eagle said...

It looks beautiful!

Lynda R Young said...

Welcome back!!!!!!
Sounds like you had an excellent time on your break. The pics look great.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Wow -- beautiful pictures!
My family went to California over spring break, although not to the same places. We went to Hollywood and Catalina. What a beautiful state it is! I hope to go back some day and see some of the places you visited!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss susan! im soooo happy to see you and im happy you had a good fun summer. i love all those pics. i hope you could post more of them some time. for sure you been missed lots.
...hugs from lenny

Lynn said...

Yes, lovely pictures. California is on my 'bucket list' for places I still need to see! Our holidays were in British Columbia; not too far from home.

Madeleine said...

Glorious pictures!
We went to Cornwall for a short break, which was lovely, but otherwise I haven't been anywhere else.
Never been to California. Would love to though.

DEZMOND said...

lovely pics, Suzy!

Lola Sharp said...

Nice to see your smiling face. :)
I grew up in the Bay Area and was sent to summer camp every year in Tahoe...so those pictures are very familiar. I can almost smell the air from those pictures.

We went to Disney (and HP world) for 2 weeks and spent a couple long weekends at the shore. Might even go again this weekend...

Have a lovely weekend, Susan. :)
Huggles,
Lola

J.L. Campbell said...

That first picture is really vivid. Love the colours and the scene itself. Hope you're well rested.

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh, gorgeous photos, Susan! Welcome back! It's a bit disorienting to come back from a long break, no? It was hard for me to return to work...

Medeia Sharif said...

Those pictures are beautiful.

I went to ALA in New Orleans and SCBWI in LA, so both were work related. It was nice to be out of town, though.

Have a wonderful weekend and welcome back to blogging.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

What beautiful pictures! I'm glad you had a lovely vacation. Wasn't Alcatraz amazing? I remember doing that tour when I was a little girl. It gave me chills!

I signed with an agent a couple weeks ago, so that's what I've been up to-- editing, editing, editing ... getting ready for submissions. Crazy and fun all at once. I'm still slightly floored that it actually happened!

Welcome back ... I was just wondering about you today before I saw your post: "I wonder what Susan is up to?" :)

Amy

Bish Denham said...

Welcome back! Ahhh, San Francisco, being nicely foggy for you I see. I've never been to Tahoe, but I've been to Napa many times. Beautiful country. Glad you had a nice time.

Nas Dean said...

Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! Glad you had a lovely vacation! I've heard about Lake Tahoe, it looks so beautiful in your pictures.

Samantha Sotto said...

Lovely photos! Welcome back! I'll be in SF this October. Can't wait. I love that place :)

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Welcome back - we missed you! Your pics look lovely. I'm sure you had a fantastic vacation.

cleemckenzie said...

Glad you enjoyed my state. You were only an hour from my house when you snapped Alcatraz! How about that.

Thanks for stopping in at the Write Game to say hi. I'm dying to know what lamb cake is, btw!

Jackee said...

Love the pictures! My in-laws live only a couple hours from Tahoe and all the extended family lives in The Bay area, so my favorite parts of visiting them are the trips to those two places. :o) (Notice I didn't say seeing them. lol)

Shelley Sly said...

Welcome back! :) What beautiful pictures! I've always wanted to go to San Francisco. Hoping to make it out there sometime in the next few years.

J.C. Martin said...

Gorgeous pictures! Glad you had a great time! I've been back to visit friends and relatives in Malaysia, got married, and had a honeymoon. :) Only been back a month, but I feel like I need another holiday again!