From Vancouver Island we drove to Seattle and flew back to LA. My good long-time friend Tony was having his 50th birthday party along with another friend, and together they threw a great big party in Malibu for the occasion. It's a beautiful area. The ocean is gorgeous and we saw many dolphins, seals and pelicans, and a humpback whale even swam by with her calf! Heading back to Seattle next to pick up the car and continue the drive back east to be with our families and friends. We're discussing possibilities for where to go after that, and we're considering a number of interesting options.