Gather DTLA and other La La Land adventures

Gather DTLA and other La La Land adventures

Hi there friends, and happy Friday!

Phew, this week’s flown by — I can’t believe I’m just getting to tell you about my time in Los Angeles! It was a wonderful (almost) week, and we crammed in a lot — especially considering we had to carry on with work Thursday, Friday, and Monday as usual.

So, obviously, the most important part of the trip was visiting a new-to-me yarn shop! I’ve been working my way through the fiber spots that are scattered around LA.  A few weeks before I arrived, Mr. N had, by chance, had an opportuntity to scout out one of the shops I’d been hoping to visit — Gather DTLA — and was very enthusiastic about it (“They have Quince yarn!” he reported, “and locally dyed yarn as well!” — clearly, he’s done a good job learning how to evaluate yarn shops.)  Our original plan had been to do some hikng Saturday and visit downtown LA, and most importantly, the yarn shop, on Sunday, but bad weatehr Saturday morning conviced us to swap our weekend plans.  And in the end, by the time we got downtown early Saturday afternoon, it had turned into a brilliant day.

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Paekakariki Escarpment and Nut Hap Progress

Paekakariki Escarpment and Nut Hap Progress

It’s hard to believe that I only have a week left in beautiful New Zealand!  This weekend, we did a walk that we’ve been hoping to do since we first arrived.  The Paekakariki Escarpment is a 10K trail that runs between Pukerua Bay and Paekak, a part of the longer Te Araroa trail system that stretch along the country.  We had a gorgeous day Saturday, sunny with barely a cloud in the sky — a perfect day for a walk. Continue reading “Paekakariki Escarpment and Nut Hap Progress”