Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer Getaway



One of my favorite getaway spots... it's not to far but a
world of difference from the mountains!
The weather was perfect...
That's my idea of perfect anyway...
toes in the sand, salt in the air and just a little bit breezy.
 I even needed to keep a sweatshirt handy!
We joined in on a little family excursion to Pacific Grove/Monterey.
There was two of my sons, my DIL, along with Evie.
We had such a great time... we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium...
I posted a few pictures on Instagram.
We had picnics on the beach and even cooked up the fish the boys
brought back from deep sea fishing for dinner one night. Yum!
Before heading home we had a picnic on the beach at Carmel...
that was truly icing on the cake! We saw a Sea Otter, a seal and lots 
of dolphins!

Now it's back to the big girl job...
but I am managing to work on my Sail Away project.

One is definitely cute.

A whole bunch of them are even cuter!


And I think a few of these are even ready for a regatta!

I am making headway on my summer sewing list...
and Sail Away is the perfect summer inspired project!

(if you click on the link for the Monterey Bay Aquarium there
is webcams for different areas... my favorite is the Sea Otters)


9 comments:

Jeanna said...

Sounds like an amazing time and YES, I followed along on Instagram. Lovin' your summer sewing :)

Sue said...

One of our favorite places to vacation. We actually camp near Capitola and of course search for sea glass and shells on the beach :-D

Love your adorable Sailboats ! SO CUTE !

sunny said...

Love your sailboats! And your vacation sounds just perfect. I want to visit northern California some day.

Anne Heidi said...

Your sailboat blocks are really cute! Sounds like you had a lovely vacation :-)

Sherry said...

I love the sailboat blocks. I wish I could say that I have finished the projects I had planned to do this summer. I do enjoy seeing what others have accomplished.

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful place! I'm glad you got a chance to get away and have fun with your family. I love your sailboat blocks! Adorable!

Kris said...

I love the Central Coast too. How long does it take to drive there from your area. My Mom was at Bass Lake a few weeks ago, and they went to Santa Maria first to pick up someone. From there to Bass Lake. I forgot to ask her how long it took.
Love the sail boats.
xo Kris

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how fun! That part of the country is SOOO beautiful -- sounds like you had a great time!

Kim said...

Love your sailboat blocks. I love Monterey Bay. It's such a beautiful place. We're going to head up there and San Francisco before school starts for a little getaway.