Monday, August 23, 2010

California Coast

It's become a tradition for Caleb and I to drive up the coast for our anniversary. It started when Caleb proposed...and now we're celebrating three years. Our parents were amazing. They took both kiddos and let us use Glyko. (that's what Caleb's grandparents named her...it means "dessert" in Greek) 

And we're off...
First stop...Hearst Castle. Incredible.



Feeling like we were in Europe with the architecture. 


We wanted to dive in, but figured we wouldn't be allowed to finish the tour if we did.

Breath taking views. Our Creator is AMAZING.


We spent some time in Morro Bay and Camarillo


Breakfast in Glyko. (Okay...I need to be honest...We decided to take her to save some money this year. Things are a little tight and this was the only way we could make it work. I was kind of mourning a really nice hotel... big comfy bed, room service, ordering movies and just plan being lazy. I knew this was best though. Wow did she win me over! It was such a blast camping. I've grown up camping in tents and trailers, so I should have known this was going to be a blast, but it was better than you could imagine. I didn't even mind doing the dishes! I truly cannot wait to use her again.)


Good morning! You would think not having the kids we would sleep in, but no...couldn't do it, up bright and early.


Near our camp ground in San Simeon


I know it's hard to tell, but those huge dark spots on the beach are Sea Lions. 

Caleb pulled over on the side of the road hopped a fence and found us a perfect picnic spot...on the edge of a cliff. 


Our time together was so special. I LOVE being with Caleb. We have so much fun together and as much as I miss the kids it's refreshing to have some alone time. 




We planned on driving to Big Sur and then back down and spending the night in San Simeon, but on the way up we found Ragged Point Inn. We had planned on spending one night in a hotel cause we couldn't find a camp site with any hook ups for Glyko. We called to see if we could cancel our reservation, which we could and got a room here. We were so glad we did. (although I kind of felt like I was cheating on Glyko.) It was beautiful! 


View from the room.


A little beach we hiked down to. Doesn't look it, but it was steep. 

Gorgeous.





Thanks Dad and Mom. We had a wonderful time and couldn't have done it without you!


What I was greeted by when we got back.........caution nudity ahead. I guess this is what happens when Papa's watching him.







7 comments:

jules said...

what an awesome trip!!! i love how you refer to the camper/van thing as a person... hilarious! :)

Phil and Bri said...

Camping is so fun! Your kids will love to camp when they are older in Glyko too! Happy Anniversary...I hope I can always sleep in, I am a sleeper! hehe.

Stephen and Tiffany Seston said...

Jess! I'm reliving our summer through you guys! That is such a fun fun trip! We love that area and the castle is so fun to explore!

kenzie.irby said...

the pic of Elijah totally caught me off guard ... haha that was a hilarious picture, he looks so happy!

Suelynn said...

Looks like you guys had such a great time! The scenic shots are beautiful!

Kirra Sue said...

love it!!!

Patrice said...

I love, love, love looking at your blog:-) You are an incredible story-teller...wonderful gift to have! I will say, the last picture is a great one! That little boy loves to play in the water.

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