We went to California a few months back, but I never posted any pics, because I was newly pregnant (!!!) and couldn’t write about the trip until the cat was out of the bag. So, with out further adieu…I give you our west coast first trimester “babymoon.”
**Baby #3 is due this April and are thrilled to become a family of 5! We found out (for the first time) that it’s a *girl* and can hardly wait to meet this little lady.**
destination: carmel, ca // accommodations: tickle pink hotel
points of interest: hiking, eating, and sleeping in
We had never been to this part of California so it was so fun to drive the coastline and soak in the jagged ocean views. Everything at the coast is truly untouched…I felt like we were driving in the 60′s or 70′s. Most drivers had the same agenda: drive, pull over, gawk, repeat (cue up Lord Huron and roll the windows down).
I thought I was always the type of person who could stay anywhere–just give me a clean bed and I’ll be content. Turns out, this is not quite true. Once you’ve stayed at a place that provides plush robes, and perfectly fitting slippers, you think, … to hell if I’m going back to the Comfort Inn. However, I do know that Brian and I can’t keep this up for long. We have kids and will be taking trips that last longer than three nights. But I have my fingers crossed; and I really like the slippers.
We woke up every morning to a cloud–I don’t know if it was fog or clouds, or really the difference, but it was strange and a little erie. But, but, but…our last day we woke up to a horizon line off the coast and bright sunshine. We saw whales from our room–their tails flashing and even a jump in the very far distance.
The hiking was some of my favorite trails to date (Point Lobos!), the food was great, and we certainly enjoyed sleeping in until we wanted. Have you been to Carmel?
do not miss: Big Sur hiking, Point Lobos hiking–do the full loop, Nepenthe for lunch, Mission Ranch for drinks, or the cute restaurants in Carmel (we really liked: La Bicyclette)