We don't get away much, so when we do...we really appreciate it. This jaunt brought us up the coast for a family wedding. Our (only) nephew married and our little daughters were the flowergirls. The event was one of those dreamy ones. On the ocean. Beautiful people in strapless dresses and tuxedos. Open bar.
A wonderful visit to the magical Monterey Bay Aquarium. (Have you ever heard of a Leafy Dragon Seahorse? Did you know all male seahorses get pregnant and take care of the young? These are very important things!!!) The otters are always my favorite, but a close second are the jellyfish. If the universe can make a jellyfish, then I figure nothing is meaningless. I don't know how to explain my views on life more than that and gosh darnit, I'm not going to try.
A fantastic breakfast joint. We went there three mornings in a row. Very "Nor Cal," if you know what I mean. Yeah. They have their muffins displayed in the cast iron muffin pans they were baked in. That is FULLY Nor Cal, man!!!!
The beaches. Oh. I love the beaches. The kids love the beaches. The Brad loves the beaches. So clean and wild. In a few months we plan to go back. (This time with grandparents who will watch the kids while we go kayaking in the kelp forest. I really feel the need to get that close to a sea otter.) I really love nature so much it hurts.
All in all, I guess I wouldn't call it a vacation. Small children + family wedding (bookended by long drives) has left me and The Brad feeling a little drained. But gosh darnit if it wasn't so wonderful and beautiful and fantastic. Really, truly wonderful and fantastic!!!!
Looking forward to catching up with all your blogs in the next few days...