Hi Blake! I flew a long way from North Carolina to get to California. I’m resting here a few days and then I may take a vacation to Mexico. I’m in a town called Manteca, which is east of San Francisco. Manteca is in the Central Valley where lots of the fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in our country come from. Around Manteca they grow lots of almonds, walnuts, olives, peaches, wine grapes, tomatoes and strawberries. It doesn’t rain much here, so the farmers use irrigation. I’m sending two pictures of me today. One sitting on a cactus! Ouch! Those spines are sharp! And one of me near a really nice pond where I met a couple duck relatives of mine. I think I may get to see a vineyard before I leave here!