Saturday, March 22, 2014

California, pt 2

 Friday morning we took some family pictures for each other. Being the ones taking the pictures, we don't have many with us in them. So I was happy to get a few!

Then we headed out on 17 mile drive. There were several places to park and get out. I got out at some by myself and took some pictures and then we all got out at some places and let the kids run around.

The views were incredible! The colors of the water, the wild life, the weather! I could have stayed all day!

Seal rock- covered in hundreds of seals!

Can you spot the seal?

 There were these pesky squirrels at one stop that had been fed too many times by people so they were fearless in coming up to you to see if you had food. Eeeks!

The lone cypress at Pebble Beach

After the drive we headed to fisherman's wharf. We walked around the wharf and let the kids pick out a treat from one of the candy shops.

Then that evening we raced to the beach by their house to make it for the end of the golden hour. I love the ocean. I could just stay and stay watching.

Isabella was too busy climbing all over the sand dunes that she didn't want to stop to be in a picture. When I got her ready for her bath that night an enormous amount of sand came out of her pants and shoes! :)

 It was really such a great day!

Saturday morning Tim kept all 5 of kids alone so we could go to breakfast alone!! What a treat! :) We went to Carmel for breakfast, I'd love to spend a few days visiting there! 

Then we loaded up and headed to the airport. Our travel day home was several hours longer than our trip there. 
The kids were troopers! Isabella crashed as we were landing into to LA. We didn't get off there we just had a stop for other people to get on. She stayed asleep through our descent and take off there and part of the was to Phoenix. She had a lot of fun having friends to play with every day!

 Playing ponies in the airport and looking a little travel weary.

The last leg was a little rough for Benjamin, he was so tired but wouldn't fall asleep. 
We made it home around 9:45. Isabella went running to Michael in the airport she was really happy to see him. It was so sweet. It was good to all be in our own beds that night. I was so happy we were able to make the trip, and so sad it was over!


  1. That picture of you and Benjamin and the sunset is AMAZING! love it!

  2. I enjoyed all your California pictures! Matt and I visited most of those spots too when we went a few years ago for a conference. Looks like you had a great time!!

  3. Beautiful pictures!