A trip to see my friends Danny and Alan, who have bought a condo in Palm Springs, California, seemed like the right thing to do. I arrived on the 11th February. It was very warm and sunny. Was it really February? You could easily forget that it was.
After a couple of days to adjust to the time difference, my brain was no longer foggy and I started sleeping through the night again.
SoCal (Southern California) is a paradise in winter. Blue skies, sunshine, mountains, palm trees, swimming pools and surprisingly healthy food. The snow birds are here in force, all escaping the cold winter of the Canadian and North American winter. It's a popular destination and I can see why. This has to be so healthy for older people than enduring the cold of a northern hemisphere winter. For me it was a blast of sunshine in the middle of winter and such a treat. My vitamin D levels are being topped up by all this sunshine!