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south orange county, california, United States
i have the best family ever! i love them more than anything...i love my lord, jesus christ...i love the beach and i love to junk! i've been married for over thirty years and have two beautiful children... my husband and i love to treasure hunt wherever we travel and i sell at a few local fleas...i'm always on the hunt for that special junk that i can't live without...i love to change "stuff" out in my house...you never know when you will find something from my home at the flea...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the getaway...

my husband and i celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in august and have been planning this road trip up north for a long time...we finially got to enjoy a week away from the everyday stuff of life and have some us time...our first stop was the alameda flea, just outside of san fran...we stayed at the anthony chabot campground...a great campground and we will definately be back...
the alameda flea was in an obscure place on alameda island, but it was super cool entering the flea...you drive down a runway to get there and the view of the city was amazing!






while steve and tim were loading, lisa was resting after a long day...



we followed tim around the island...through a tunnel, over some bridges, tim and lisa almost being hit by a train, and off to dinner and a great time at the harbor...


the houses were gorgeous...

the street signs have both english and chinese...




then, steve and i were off to bodega bay...for some walks on the beach, shell collecting and some shopping...we were hoping for some wine tasting, but ran out of time...

it was a blustery drive to bodega bay, but still lovely...



it was stormy all day, but when we got there, we had to check out the beach and it was gorgeous!


we went for a walk the next morning, and it was foggy and amazing...the sea life is wonderful...











we were there for two nights then off to pismo beach, where we hooked up with tim and lisa again to help them set up with remnants, do some shopping, eating, wine tasting and somemore shopping...



cayucos is one of my favs up north...cute shops, the people are super friendly...the brown butter cookie company is amazing and duckies has the best food...i had the best clams and beer {i think my favorite meal the whole trip} and the surf shop, good clean fun is the best!





friday, we met tim and lisa bright and early to help them set up for remnants of the past...the vendors at remnants are top notch...they all go over and above...the booths are amazing, everyone is so fun...we met a lot of great people and had a blast...













steve surprised me on friday and around noonish we left remnants, grabbed some lunch and was off to the j. lohr in paso robes...my favorite wine...had a great time wine tasting and picking out some great wines to bring home...

their fields are gorgeous!




then, saturday morning we met up with tim and lisa again...got ready for the masses...






after we said our goodbyes we ran into these two lovebirds coming in the door...dean and rita escaped for the weekend...had fun chatting with them, then took off for the ride home...looking forward to spending some time with the kids...
we had a great time...love you steve...
xoxo

2 comments:

Rita said...

Such a fun time!
So glad we decided to BE FREE for the weekend and you guys...I am jealous that is the best Anniversary EVER!

Maxine Carter said...

Was that really a jelly fish i saw?