San Clemente sunset
On the last night of our trip to Carlsbad we drove up to San Clemente to catch the sunset, looking out in the general direction of Santa Catalina Island. Academic conferences have been very kind to us over the years -- well, over the decades, by now. They have taken us to many interesting places and, amidst the anxiety of having to present, have shown us a diverse range of "fine old times". They have given us the pleasure and privilege of meeting many wonderful people, and enjoying many different kinds of beauty. So many "joypix". Amongst all these places, and amidst all of these times, it has been hard to beat the vibe of the San Diego/far southern California area. Matched at times, for sure; but never beaten.