There might be more to report later, but for now...a brief study of contrasts.
It was a business trip (mentioned in last post) that was extended by a couple of days. It allowed spending some time with my oldest daughter and accomplishing two of her objectives. One objective was to see some snow.
The other objective was to see the Pacific Ocean.
So with a single very brief trip, we were able to experience some major contrasts. We had cold and warm, high elevation and sea level, light and dark, and of course mountain snow and warm, west coast beach. So regarding the objectives, we have a "check" and another "check"...and a job well done.