Last weekend was a decidedly off one for us. For the past few years we have spent the SuperBowl (you know that Beyonce concert with some sort of sporting event played around it and some really cool commercials) weekend in the Central Coast wine region of California with a group of our travel friends. This year the combinations of just having returned from three weeks in Italy, plus Paolo's loss of job, and starting a new job and my work schedule made it impossible.
All weekend long we followed the adventures of our friends on facebook and twitter.
It was downright depressing!
Mind you, when I mentioned how depressing it all was one of my non-travelling friends replied: 'first world problems'.
True enough - I have a job, a home, health care, education, and plenty of food. Life is good. That aside, I missed having the warm Californian sun on my skin, the laughter of my friends, the amazing food, and the wonderful wines. If that makes me shallow then I am shallow. :-)
So . . . to help me remember I went back and reviewed the photos from last year.