The last days of summer. The finality of carefree months – long days, feet dangling in pools, cool white wine chilled in sweating ice buckets. warm evening winds and the end of white shoes. A summer of long weekends filled with friends and family have left little time for us to just revel and relax. And so we are going to make one of our favorite trips – a drive up the coast of California. Stops in Santa Barbara, Big Sur and finally LA before a few days in New York. And so I began tonight to pack and to relish the moment before the adventure begins.