the smell of wildflowers, the ocean, fires blazing...
getting dirty, not showering, not caring
i love it
dan and i had a great time on our night away
we camped at el capitan state beach just north of santa barbara
a usual surf spot for the boys when we lived up north
i miss the central coast like nothing else
i pray we get to move back
sunday my mom and step-dad took the kiddos for us and dan and i cruised a little south to el cap
dan and i set up our home away from home
and then met up with my besties kim and her husband jeff and christina and her daughter juliet
we layed on the beach talking and enjoying being with one another while dan and jeff surfed
the weather was gorgeous
it felt like summer
after the gang left
dan and i built a fire
had some beer, pita chips, hummus, cheese and bread
and of course, smores
we talked around the fire and just enjoyed relaxing and being with one another
sunday morning we woke up and made coffee using our trusty french press
which makes the BEST coffee
we took a nature walk past the creek and down to the beach
it was such a beautiful morning
you'll see why i love the central coast so very much
after our walk, we packed up camp
and headed down to the beach
i got some much needed rest - laying out and reading
while dan surfed
we had to be back by three so we packed up around two and headed back to pick up the kids
the kids were excited to see us as we were them
we hung out for awhile and played outside
while my mom and bob took tyler to see a movie
we then headed back to santa barbara to say a quick hello to my grandparents on my dads side
and then headed back down south for our two hour trip home
all in all
a most lovely weekend
thank you so much mom and bob - you two really blessed us!
i highly recommend you go to the central coast if you ever come to california
san luis obispo
are three of my most favorite places and where i grew up...
i hope and pray that God brings us back
a socal girl i am not
how many of you have driven the coast of cali?
have you been to the central coast?
have you lived there?
i hope you all have a lovely wednesday my friends
and thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my blog and peruse all of my photos
i appreciate you all dearly