here are some recent photos from a work retreat i just went on in half moon bay. i have visited the bay area several times in my life but am definitely falling deeper in love with it each time i return. if the pacific northwest and central coast california had a baby it would be northern california. i'm a native californian and have long been aware of the contention between the north and the south. the southern californians have the worst stereotypes (have you seen the californians on saturday night live?) and while i recognize those people, i feel so removed from them. i love living so close to the beach, the desert, and the mountains down here in los angeles that it's worth all the jokes that go along with being an angeleno. still, i can't help but feel a little envious of all the bay area folks that have big sur and half moon bay just an hour or two away. i love southern california with all my heart but sometimes i wish i lived in northern california*
*to be honest, my feelings of envy usually subside as soon as the fog rolls in for the summer!