On the day we were to leave, early in the pre-dawn, it snowed. This was intensely exciting to our kids who have only ever seen snow twice before, and one of those was from a moving vehicle. It doesn’t snow much in Los Angeles. So overnight the forest was turned into a winter wonderland.

Headed back home on a crowded freeway. You can tell from the palm trees we’re back in familiar environs. The kids had so much fun frolicking in the snow that they slept the whole drive back. It was nice for me to get out somewhere different and do a little sketching too.