Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Carmel Valley

My mother-in-law came to watch my kids while my husband and I escaped for a long weekend in Carmel Valley for his birthday. We wanted to road trip it and here are a few pics of how we entertained ourselves with Twizzlers. 

We went to the most amazing aquarium in Monterey. 
This is in Point Lobos, at The Lone Cypress. We went on a lot of hikes and walks. It was so relaxing and peaceful, I had so much fun just being with my hubby out of the city. We saw a seal pup laying on the rocks, and 5 or 6 deer that were not afraid of us at all.

This is my favorite tree!

This is in Big Sur. I was so mad that the park was closed but we went on another trail that did have the Redwoods but they were the "little ones."
Mike loves to golf but never gives himself anytime to go (he's such a family man). So I took him golfing at Carmel Valley Ranch. It was pretty entertaining since he hasn't been in a year. We had to look for a lot of lost golf balls. I had tons of fun driving the golf cart and drinking hot chocolate along the way.
Can you believe that Mike told me I couldn't play golf in 5" heels! Clearly he doesn't know me well...and I'm his wife!
We drove home on PCH and along the way we saw a beach full of hundreds of Elephant Seals. They were really fascinating to watch and really ugly!

We stopped at Hearst Castle but couldn't make a tour. We saw the movie and I think it inspired my husband, I'm sure he thinks someday he will have his very own castle too. He's so silly. 
I had so much fun with my hubby but was so excited to get home and see my posse! Thanks honey for such a memorable trip with you. Happy Birthday! Thanks Grama Jeamme for all your help, and watching the kids and Roman.



Monteray california is like my favorite place on earth! I am definately jealous you guys got to go there! It is mountians and beach mixed together in one, nothing could be better! I love that you played golf in heels, prego...that is dedication!

Elizabeth Judd said...

how fun! You look so cute pregnant by the way!!

California Roney's said...

Glad you had fun! I love all the pictures! I swear I wish I looked like you when I was pregnant. Y ou look amazing!