My dear friend Elana lives quite a ways out of town in the boonies. She’s such a sport to drive into town for work and social functions on a daily basis. We city folk don’t venture out of the city limits too often, but a group of us piled in a couple of cars and took a road trip to the country yesterday for a visit.
We drove, and drove, and drove for miles on a winding road. The scenery was beautiful and there wasn’t a traffic light anywhere in sight!
After about 40 minutes, we left the marine layer behind and arrived in lovely Leona Valley.
Elana and her husband Brent have a beautiful home surrounded by mountains and enormous trees.
We visited their newly planted garden…an actual garden with vegetables and everything,
and peach and apple trees.
To further prove we were no longer in the city…THEY ALSO HAVE GOATS! This place is like a farm! from left to right - Nicole, her baby Harlow, and Paris. (You can take the girl out of the city…)
The baby Harlow
Jason, the goat whisperer.
Homemade country drinks!
Mike enjoying country life…
and maybe too many homemade country drinks?
After a lovely lunch on the patio, we were off to pick cherries!
The Leona Valley is widely known for its cherry orchards.
The cherry pickers!
These cherries, straight off the trees, are so red, so sweet, and so juicy. I won’t be able to eat a store bought cherry again.
Sundays are usually my self-imposed day of rest. This visit was so nice though, it was worth the trip. Thanks Elana and Brent for such a beautiful day! I can’t wait to visit the country again!