For Ryan's 30th birthday we flew to California, rented a red, Ford Mustang convertible and circled the state for 7 days. I had never been to the west coast before, I assumed it would be hot, there would be a lot of beaches filled with beautiful blonde people and everyone would surf. I'm sorry for assuming anything - California is the most beautiful place I've ever been, at least in the states, but possibly anywhere. This trip rivaled our 10 day honeymoon in Spain and now I'm in love with a state 3000 miles from everything I hold dear. I'm so grateful we were able to go, breathe a different kind of ocean air, and experience such diversity. Already plotting a return visit!