On the rare occasions that the hubs and I get a day to ourselves, I’m extremely happy to spend it playing tourist in our own towns. Just give me some sunshine, a camera, and the company of the man I love and I’m a happy girl. To me there is nothing more romantic than slowly carousing the streets and shops under his arm, giggling at his jokes and stopping every now and then to snap a picture or admire a cute boutique. I don’t even insist on buying anything (although I can’t guarantee that I won’t want to create a knockoff version of what I see).
One of my favorite places to prowl around is Los Rios Street in San Juan Capistrano. What was once the oldest neighborhood in the state has now been converted into charming, adorable little street shops. Each one is overflowing with handmade goods from local artisans, and one never knows what treasure might be unearthed there.
And the brilliantly blue sky, empty of anything other than Heaven! I admit that sometimes I get so caught up in what’s around me, I forget to look at the sky and remember how small my problems are compared to the beauty of the world around me. But when I do remember to look up, I’m always – always – greeted by glorious colors in all hues splashed across the skies (no matter the weather).
So make it a point to go outside today and enjoy the little details. You never know – you might discover something you’ve never noticed, or even be inspired to create something you’ve never considered before! Thanks again for joining in my adventures.