Then it was on to LA, where we went to one of the highlights of the trip - Pink's! (For those who don't know, Pink's is a famous hot dog stand in Hollywood.)
(I ordered a chili cheese dog, on the left; Mr. ValleyWriter ordered the "America the Beautiful" dog,
on the right.)
(Mr. ValleyWriter's dog was enormous! It was loaded with bacon, pastrami, lettuce and tomatoes - and he ate the whole thing!)
And our last stop was Temecula wine country:
It was a great trip, filled with sunshine, beaches, good food and good wine - but there's nothing like being home again. Fortunately, I have tons of photos and memories to last a long time.