I'm not sure how it happened, but I've been bamboozled by motherhood. In need of adult time. A time when the presence of a stiff drink replaces that of my adorable children. The opportunity for a photography retreat (!) at a vineyard (!) in Sonoma (!) presented itself, and I couldn't resist. Since I had never been to San Francisco, I added on a few days to wander around there, with somebody I only knew from the internet (!) I should clarify that Camille is sweet, likes backlight, and has cute babies (one of whom looks like Athena's twin), so it was a low risk situation. We wandered around neighborhoods and vineyards, and it was just what I needed. You learn a lot about your photography self when you see what sort of circumstance will make you drop your good manners and leave in the middle of a conversation to take a picture. I loved seeing how that was different for each of us. It was a wonderful opportunity to put real faces with online personalities, to talk about life and photography in a beautiful happy place.