California was amazing. The weather, the food, the absence of mosquitos...practically Heaven for me! We stayed in Walnut Creek, north-east of San Francisco, but we got to travel a bit too. We went to Napa and Sonoma valleys, Muir Woods, Yosemite and Sacramento. We were very lucky to be able to sneak in a visit to Cupertino and the Apple campus too! Of course we went a few times to San Francisco and we had a highly recommended trip to Alcatraz which was amazing.
The one thing I have to say is that everything is quite far. I mean, I was looking on the map the places we were going and they never seemed that far...I suppose I should have had a map of Ireland beside to have more realistic distances! But we had a car we could drive and driving is very easy in the States, so it wasn't a big deal. I loved the wine country, so peaceful and relaxing.
Yosemite was breathtaking, we only had one night there which was way too short and if we could have we would have stayed much longer. We didn't see any bears (which I was terrified of!) but we did see plenty of squirrels and dear which Oliver was fascinated with.
Muir Woods for me was magic. The worse part was to find a parking spot, but once we were in the old forest the sense of peace was overwhelming. I loved the smell of the woods, the majesty of the trees and the various loops you could do. We went down to Muir Beach too.
I really want to go back and se more, we didn't manage to get to Southern Cali, it was just too far, but maybe next time!
In FET news I had my second scan this morning, I'm amazed at my lining, it's already 9.7mm which I think it's almost a record for me! This means I don't have to increase estrogen or add any medication! It is definitely a first for me. Next scan in 5 days time and hopefully the date of the transfer will be confirmed.