“My Year In California” won the 2014 Eureka! Travel Writing Award. No. Not the grand prize, a weekend at the swanky Cavallo Point Resortnear San Francisco, which would have been sa-weet, but rather, the “Thematic/Lifestyle” category. Truth be told, I’m happy to receive anything, especially a certificate. Thank you Visit California for this awesome validation. Remember, nothin’s finer than a 49er — our Golden State.