One of our resolutions this summer was to do a few more side trips away from the Sea Ranch. To that end, on June 27th we braved the four and a half hour drive over narrow one-lane roads and the blistering heat of inland CA to attend the wedding of Jerry’s best friend, Bryan’s, eldest son.
The wedding was at a lovely resort along Butte Creek in Centerville, CA . Being near the water kept the temperatures feeling much cooler than the 100 plus forecast.
I enjoyed the opportunity to try to capture candid photos of people at this event, always challenging in a formal group setting.
We met one of Seamus’ celebrity friends, the current U.S. record holder for the Women’s 50 meter free-style. I would have guessed “swimmer” as soon as I saw this woman’s linebacker-like shoulders and zero body fat. There is a lot to be said for swimming .
A unique feature of this wedding was the optional wildlife museum tour in the middle of the festivities.
The trip was a success and Jerry and I took our time coming and going to Chico, stopping off in Boonville on the way there for a little hair styling for Jerry…
On the way home we took in the southern route around Clear Lake for a taste of small town pre-Fourth of July at Lakeport, CA.
We arrived home at the Sea Ranch Monday evening to find it cooler by 40 degrees, a not unusual contrast to inland temperatures.