These shots were sent by text message and they all included something we take when we travel - a small stuffed frog we call Maxine.
Maxine on the plane to the West Coast - strapped in for safety.
Maxine chillin' at the Pacific Ocean
Maxine at Monterey Bay
Maxine outside Pebble Beach, watching the mating of seal lions in the background. (Ok, stop lookin' they aren't really mating at that exact moment.)
Maxine's last big stop on the trip - Big Sur.