Many years ago on a train bound for Betws-y-Coed, Wales, we decided to turn our love of art and writing into our workshops and website, Sisters On Sojourn, which over the years grew in popularity and eventually into this. And the other day on a train bound for San Juan Capistrano with a bunch of home-schoolers, we decided to slow down our workshop schedule a bit to work on other things related to our love of art and writing...and sleep. Traveling all over the place and packing and unpacking the same things over and over again is tiring. We will continue to do many FREE appearances and events and book signings and we will be limiting our workshops. Our only workshop for 2007 is at the Omega Institute in New York in July. There are still some spaces left so if you'd like to join us, reserve your spot soon!
In addition to the 3 hours of soul searching on the train, we had a wonderful time visiting the mission and exploring historic San Juan Capistrano. If your kids have the mission project to do, this mission is the perfect place for your kids to explore on the internet at home while you relax in the blooming garden with your friends and some cookies. It is beautiful. Though, we're always a bit iffy when we read about how the White Man was so nice and generous to the Native Americans who just happily handed their newborns over to be baptized. Yeah, right.
Behind the train station are beautiful homes and gardens bursting with glorious color and texture. There's even an adorable tea house with handmade scones and giant bowls of sugar on each table!
I took many photos that would show you how gorgeous it was but I am too lazy to upload everything right now. You just have to trust us.
Now that we are back home, I was lucky enough to dine in style tonight with gal pals Suzi Finer and Holly Dye. Suzi is the queen of good eats. We enjoyed salmon and fattening treats while hearing all about the visit Britney Spears made at Sweetpeas & Snapshots the other day. How sad. The paparazzi just doesn't leave her alone... usually it is hard to get men to go into a scrapbook store!
*Dessert photo stolen from Suzi's blog.
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