Thursday, June 14, 2012

San Simeon Escape

It was a last minute decision to tag along with this group - old friends gathered together to welcome our recently relocated London gal who visits this time every year, only Arlo and Abigail (cute sidekick and ex neighbor) in tow on a quick jaunt up north to San Simeon Ca to see Hearst Castle. Along the way we slipped in our fair share of off course sight seeing: plenty of wandering barren wheat fields and rest stop hiking trails which eventually gave way to lazy beachside picnics, late-night bon fires, Elephant Seal watching, and off highway shopping strips. We ate fresh tomato basil soup at the Quack & Bush Cafe, sipped hot chocolate at the San Simeon Lodge, swam till the sun went down, and shared enormous sandwiches and fancy beers at the wine & bread shop at the bottom of the hill after an exhausting afternoon spent touring that insanely beautiful castle. It was a perfect escape. And so nice to spend a few days with just Arlo. Sometimes I forget how much fun we have when it's just us two (or three) Our household is so loud and chaotic most of the time, we are prone to get lost in the routine of trying to keep everything together so it was great to slow down for a bit, enjoy our friends, enjoy our play, spin the hours as we please, and leave with some of the very best memories a boy (and his mom) could possibly ask for.


 Summer, it seems, has officially begun.


7 comments:

  1. Beautiful, as usual. I looove that photo of you and Arlo looking at one another. Perfection.

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  2. Looks like a fun trip! That's great you got to be alone with arlo, it's rare when I'm alone with any of my children.
    Great pictures too!

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  3. fun! love your sandals too :)

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  4. The tones in your photos are always so appealing!

    Also, I couldn't agree more. Spending time with just one kid is an amazing thing nowadays. I need to find more time to do it, as I find I learn something so new about my guys when we have a one-on-one adventure. Happy summer to you!

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  5. Looks like a beautiful trip- love all of the hats and windswept hair.

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  6. these pictures are so mesmerizing. not typical 'vacation images'... but all simple, relaxing, happy, serene moments that we can all relate to having experienced in getaways, time spent with good friends, or even at home on a summer day. we go up north often (headed to wine country at the end of july!), and this makes me that much more excited.

    {my husband & son have been in yosemite for the past 4 days (coming home today!), and the one on one time with my daughter has been so incredibly nice, and just what we needed, after many weeks of 'end-of-school' chaos.}

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  7. How fun, sounds like an amazing little trip! Can't wait to get out and do a bit of summertime escaping of our own, soon soon.

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