Summer in California - Close to Home!

Shopping @ Broadway Plaza
Arts Fair
I spent a great long Summer and Fall in the California, and thought I summarize my eventful times in between work hours before the Winter comes in.  Let us say after the glamor trip to the Grammys in early February in LA, I simply decided not to go anywhere if I did not have to,  so I stayed close to home Walnut Creek, but with flings to Carmel, or Tahoe locally and a bit longer affairs with Prague and Toronto.
B-Day Cele

The Yellow Color was Hot

When I know I have a must travel schedule for work, I savor the quiet private moments with myself.  My early morning coffee on my porch watching mount diablo, taking a brisk walk on the iron trail or biking once in awhile, going to my gym, enjoying my group classes such as yoga, zumba or step aerobics, playing golf or going to the wine and summer art festivals of the various local cities.

I have frequented my favorite massage parlors downtown, having fun with the new bright nail polish at the posh  manicure houses that keep opening up everywhere, shopping and trying our new restaurants, the new one and my favorite that I can also walk from my place is Citra Grill, a Mediterranean Cuisine.  They serve great wine and have shish kabobs of any kind.  Fresh cooked simply to be tasty and everything lightweight catered to the health conscience.

Citra Grill

I like to sit out on their porch and watch the whole town buzzing with beautiful people and the service is excellent with personal attention!   I frequent the Movie Theater across it which allows me to stop by for a meal after or before a show.

Friends come to visit for lunch or dinner and it has been relaxing and good spending quality time with them.

I have also celebrated a birthday in June and it was nice to be around.  Lots and lots of quality time with Family members as well. What a delight!

My daily routine at Petts
Coffe after Yoga
The rest of the time, I spent writing a chapter or two of my book on Africa.  It is not hard to write while the events are happening everyday on my screen, i.e emails and current events and my famous project activities.

Obama Campaign was big in WC
Some fun with the Obama elections and running the Walnut Creek International Marathon!. So as pictures tell a 1000 words, I have posted some to share!

Our shoes were subject of
the party photographer.
 Mine was the black boot
Some photo's below at the Symphony, as well as with a gals at a Charity held for Classical Revolution Concert at Peter Getty's residence in San Francisco.
Running the WC International

@ Lake Tahoe