Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A romantic weekend in Cambria, CA.

Wow! Will and I just got back from a trip to Cambria, CA for my friend Amber's wedding. Let me just preface this post by mentioning that Will and I have not had a weekend away from the kids since, well, since we had kids. So, we have to thank Amber for that! Thanks, Amber!!!

The trip started with a long drive through the desert. Pretty much all day Saturday we spent driving. The drive wasn't really very scenic but that was ok because it gave Will and I a lot of time to talk. Also, I figured out that a really fun game to play in the car when you're bored is to just set the radio to scan and whenever the scanner hits a new song you have to dance to it (in your seat) how you think it would be danced on So You Think You Can Dance. Really quite entertaining! Will didn't really play because he was driving but I had fun.

We got into Cambria at about 7 o'clock California time and went out to eat a this local joint that smokes their chicken using redwood. That was kinda cool but the real gem there for Will and I was the grilled calamari steak sandwich. I've never had anything like it. In fact, it prompted me to get out my camera for the first time on this trip. Yum!

We spent a little time on the beach after dinner but it quickly got too cold and windy so we settled for listening to the waves crash from our motel room. Here's a pic of the motel.

Cambria is such a neat place because the whole village is just sort of nestled into the hills right by the beach. There are no commercial buildings just little local stores, family-owned motels and bed and breakfasts. No large chains. Just really quaint and RELAXING! I really could've stayed here forever!

On Sunday, I got up at about 6:30 am and took a jog by the beach (I couldn't resist.) I'm not sure if it was the sea-level elavation or just the scenery but I felt like I could have just kept running and running and running! It just felt so great. But I needed to get back to the motel so Will and I could get breakfast and get ready for the wedding. The ceremony was just beautiful. Amber looked amazing and everything just seemed to fit her to a tee. From the ceremony to the reception, it was all perfect. Here's some pics from the wedding and reception.

After the reception, Will and I spent the rest of the afternoon strolling along Main Street shopping in all the cute little shops. Later, we had dinner at a restaurant with an ocean view. I had this total California sandwich which was avocado, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion on sourdough. Can't get that anywhere else!

We spent the rest of the evening on the beach, trying to take it all in before leaving bright and early Monday morning. Great trip! I'm ready to go back for more!


Jonathan's Mommy said...

That is so awesome that you guys got to spend some time to yourselves! And for the first time since you had kids--WOW! I think that time alone is vital to your marriage; when Bryan and I have taken long weekends, I always feel revitalized and I also appreciate Jonathan SO much more!

Jen & the Claw said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful time. You guys so deserve it...Will working hard getting his degrees and Alicia taking care of your cute boys. Amber looks SO GOOD! Isn't it fun to share those memories with such good friends! I'm glad you guys are staying around at least for another year! We really need to hang out more. I promise after July 4 we'll have some get togethers! I want Talon to be around your boys!

Hubba's Thoughts said...

AWWWW You're makin' me jealous!! I want to get away with Gary! I am so happy you had fun. You deserve a fun getaway! You're dress looks great by the way.

Connie said...

Good for you guys! It's about time you two got away! Beach weddings are so beautiful. What a great excuse to go to the beach. Hope you get to go again soon. Oh- and thanks for the car ride game idea. I'll have to try that one out on the girls. Could get a little wild, huh?

Anonymous said...

SOOOO AWESOME to have you and Will at my wedding! I have so many great memories with the two of you:) You are such a great friend to have come all that way! I am so glad you and Will got to enjoy Cambria. I love you guys to pieces and can't thank you enough for representing what a truly strong/solid marriage is! LISH I FINALLY MET "MY WILL":)!!!!! -AM

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