We enjoyed a grocery shopping trip, with a sleeping 1 year old and a wild 2 year old.
|Love this ring sling.|
|Crazy 2 year old, helping us shop.|
|My sister, brother-in-law and nephew.|
|One of my favorite Aunts! Aunt Gwen, she has loved me from day one, no questions asked!|
We enjoyed one last family get together, where I cuddled up with my new niece, Leila.
|Cousins, they love each other.|
|The car is packed, and so are the boys.|
Once we were back on the road, the hubby decided it was okay to give the kids chocolate. I think I am still finding chocolate in the car from this moment. However, he enjoyed it a ton!
When my Mother and I went on a little drive to Hearst Castle a few years ago, we stopped off in Solvang, a super cute town that looks like a German or something pulled right out of Europe. It was so fun walking around in the old needle work shops, cafes, and toy stores. I love this little town, maybe when I am old and my kids are too old for me, Ill move here and open a fabric shop. Ohhhh dreams......
I have never been, but my in-laws said they use to come to Morro Bay all the time. I just was kind of bummed with all the fog, as they said the view is beautiful. It was a little cold too but we checked out the sights, and of course the aquarium, where you feed the seals.
|My oldest feeding the big guy!|
|This octopus was so cool.|
|He would stand on his head for food, this guy knew how to get fed!|
|Family photo of everyone crying, lol|
|Mommy and baby polar bear, made entirely out of glass.|
I can't remember where this is, but its suppose to be one of the highest populated Elephant Seal areas. They are sun bathing on the beach, and this area has been protected just for these guys.
The sights along the way, looking at all the cliffs, rocky beaches, treas, windy roads, and so on, by far gave me a new love and appreciation for California. I mean, I have and always will be a California girl, but now I know I always will be, and will always be drawn to this area.
|This is from Big Sur, a gorgeous view.|
Once we made it back to Beale AFB, we did a little sight seeing in this area, and areas around us. We checked out a local food joint, with tons of beers (of course), and the food was great, but HUGE!!!
We also went to old Sacramento and stopped off at the train museum, and a few small quilt shops along the way. If you want to read about our quilt shop hop, check back here for a full run down of each shop and some photos.
The greatest vacation I have taken in a long time. I thought it would be harder, but it turned out to be a lot of fun just exploring the coast. I did get a little sick along the way, but I eventually got over it. I am thankful to my in-laws for everything they did for us on this trip. Minus the one bad hotel. Other then that, the areas, places we visited, shops we went to, and Starbucks drinks we drank; they were all worth every moment and every smile.
If you ever get a chance, to just, take a week or two and drive the coast of California, I would recommend it! It will be a lifetime of memories. Beautiful, amazing, and worth it.
Sight See in Your Own Backyard,