I drove to Fresno on my vacation, as I always wanted to see those Underground Gardens that were created by Baldassare Forestiere which consist of Roman-catacombs-inspired subterranean passages and courtyards. I took this trip in order to enhance my wellbeing, as things at work got real hard for me to handle. My work was never given the attention that it deserved, as I was always being kept in the shadow of my boss who would steal all of my good ideas. He was a backstabbing glory hog who always presented my ideas, claiming that they were his to make up for his own shortcomings. I purposely made mistakes on my last report, deciding this was the time to pick my battle. As expected, he took all the credit and that lead to his destruction and now I am the boss and hopefully this will be for keeps.
The promotion came with a one month vacation which was fortuitous, but now I would be required to play golf, so I could mingle with the clients. My game was OK, but I never had enough time for this sport and I needed to work on my loft, because I had a tendency to hit a lot of balls along the ground and that would cause me a lot of trouble at the course where my company membership was. I decided to check out some of the parks in Fresno and I went to Woodward Regional Park which has a bird sanctuary and a Japanese garden.
Next on my list was an hour and a half drive to Yosemite National Park where I wanted to check out the waterfalls. California’s Sierra Nevada mountains are so serene with the giant, ancient sequoia trees and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. I was lucky enough to get to see the spotted bat, with its huge ears and vivid white spots, which I knew was a resident of the park. I went to the Ansel Adams Gallery and I picked up one of his nude pictures to decorate my new office. I checked out the shops and I bought a cotton tee-shirt which looks great on me and then I went to a restaurant and had squid for lunch.
Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Destruction, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Bat, for the Daily Spur prompt – Handle, for FOWC with Fandango – Shadow, for August Monthly Writing Prompts – For keeps, for Nova’s Daily Random Word prompt – Loft, for Ragtag Community – Fortuitous, for Paula’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Squid Cotton Fresno, for GC and Sue W Weekly Prompts – Parks and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Wellbeing.