After the wedding, Fred, Pia and I took on a house-sitting staycation in the Santa Cruz mountains area for good friends who were off traveling and having their own adventures.
We spent three very relaxing weeks lounging around, sipping coffee while reading newspapers, walking to town, and mostly enjoying this fabulous garden retreat, designed and maintained by my good friend and garden designer Albright-Souza Garden Design.
As seen above, Pia also had a buddy to hang with.
Albright-Souza Garden Design has a wonderful blog of her own, Perjoy with much useful information on designing with drought tolerant and native plants. She often showcases other gardens, so I thought it time to show off some of her handy work used to create her own backyard retreat!
If you are in this area, and think it’s finally time to tear out that water guzzling lawn, and give your yard an updo, check out her work over at her website, and give her a call!
Downtime here in such a lovely setting is just what these KeeVan nomads needed to refresh and re-energize.
Time to visit with good friends, time to read books, time to reflect, time to spend with family, squeeze in a little knitting, and of course plan our next adventure.
House-sitting is a great way to take short breaks from life on the road and continue at the same time to experience new lifestyles and modes of living.
We nomads are back in our van now and are currently heading north again, but there are some more forks in our path coming up.
Stay tuned….to see which fork we take. ❧
* A little aside note.
For those interested in asking Keevansoul questions about their lifestyle / traveling adventures, please do so with your questions in the comments section of the blog. It helps to create dialog and gives me ideas to write about. I try to keep my personal e-mail for my close friends and family. Just my policy. But I will always try to answer questions here on the blog. Thanks for understanding!!