Some Inspiration...a few photos I've taken along the way.

Beautiful meal that was prepared for us by Marco, a friend that we met through friends while in California. The table was set so perfectly. Outside, next to the pool and the warmth of the fire pit at our backs (which you can see a reflection of in the lower right corner) Perfection!

I couldn't resist this shot...too gorgeous!

Can you believe it? So, we were walking through the gardens at this magnificent Monastery and we came upon St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment statue and it had an actual...real life, no joke, butterfly perched so gracefully on his shoulder.  Just so happened, by this point on our vacation I was really missing the dogs and this made me feel much better!

View of the Pacific. 

Beautiful hanging basket.