Monday, August 15, 2011

Vacation Round Up

Jason and I had a great time in California. I would have posted this earlier, but I've been so busy getting ready to go back to school and working on my business that I haven't really had the time! Driving there was insane! We didn't get there until 2 am because I had to work until 6 pm. It was pretty hectic and I was so scared to drive! Luckily we got tea in Barstow that kept me awake. We stayed with my aunt the first night and then headed into Solvang the next day. We stayed at the Hotel Corque. If you're ever in wine country, stay at that hotel! It was absolutely wonderful and watching the fog roll in from the third floor every morning over the hills was to die for!

Isn't that view to die for?!

Before we actually got to the hotel we stopped by the Santa Barbra Zoo. Can you believe that Jason had never been to a zoo?! He loved the capybaras and the elephants! We could only stay for a few hours though because we needed to make it to the hotel by a certain time.
Jason found a bear and made a hat out of it.

Oh! And look at this nifty little guy. His name is Duncan and I could not resist watching the show at the zoo! It was super cute and the dinosaur costume was super intricately made. I wanted to get a picture with him, but they didn't want anyone touching the suit :c

The next day we walked around Solvang all day and went into a bunch of terribly priced 'antique' shops. The town is adorable but way too tourist trappy in some ways. The food is to die for there though! A lot of the restaurants were a pleasant change from the indoor buffets and crowded dining areas in Las Vegas.

Imagine being little and waking up as your parents' were driving through this place. Wouldn't it be surreal?

The last day we were there we spent a lot of time at the beach and I learned how to boogie board! Jason was so much better at it than me... I caught one wave and then just got pushed around the whole time. We walked up to the pier after we were done and we saw dolphins not 600 feet from the shore. It was awesome!

Excuse the beach hair!

All in all it was a wonderful trip and we're both hoping to be able to repeat it again. We're going to try to go into LA next time. Jason has never been to any museums! I want to take him to the La Brea tar pits and to the Museum of Natural History. I'd love for him to see what I grew up on loving and staring at for hours every time the family would take a trip to LA.

Right now I'm really busy trying to get everything together for new items in my shop and trying to figure out where I want it to go. I'm really trying to get into a local farmer's market and manage a part time job and school at the same time. Jason and I are supposed to move in together in November, so we have to start getting everything together. Hopefully I'll be able to find some more breaks to be able to update on!

Do you have any favorite vacation spots?

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