How lucky to be able to meet in person my long time online friend, Lynn. We had lunch together and then, of course, had to check out a few shops --- here we are in a wonderful bead shop, LOST CITIES BEADS, in Old Town, San Diego, CA. Another super shop that also had some great beads was right next door, SHEPHERDESS BEADS. Shepherdess also had some wonderful yarns and great patterns. I indulged in both :-) If you are in San Diego it is well worth the trip to Old Town just to visit these two shops.