No trip to CA is complete for me without a visit to Laguna Beach -- preferably with lunch on the patio of Hotel Laguna -- and then a dinner in Santa Ana at Zov's, an amazing restaurant I've watched grow for many years. At one time it was also a favorite of Dean Koontz, who dedicated one of his books to Zov.
Loved being there. Glad to be back. See the photos at http://scarlett-xtrastuff.blogspot.com/