July 31, 2011. I've been enjoying catching up with my family in Long Beach. We spent a couple days down in San Diego and Escondido. This morning I got up early to sketch this place down the road called the Metaphor Cafe. I thought the name was interesting. Only three more days here in California and I wish I could stretch them out, except that my dear wife is already getting over jet lag in Germany, waiting for the rest of us to get home.