I have been a bit absent this past week from blogland.
I haven't forgotten all of my blogging friends
I have been breathing in the fresh sea air
relaxing in the warm California sun
digging my toes in the sand
at the ocean.
We snuck in a refreshing little vacation at one of my favorite beach
spots here in Northern California
We are lucky to live close enough to visit
Santa Cruz often.
It is so absolutely beautiful.
I love the beach against the gorgeous mountain backdrop.
Our family, and my sister Taylor all packed up and
headed to the beach for a bit of R&R
We stayed at our favorite hotel in the area~
An old historical resort on acres and acres of Santa Cruz mountain property.
They have hiking trails weaving through the old growth redwoods and eucalyptus trees
and wonderfully sized rooms with private patios.
Love this old abandoned house.
The first time I came to the resort and saw it, I wanted to buy it,
fix it up and move right on in!
It sits among the wilderness and trails that meander through the property.
Going for walks on the trails and breathing in the fresh ocean air
There is something so refreshing about the misty mornings by the sea.
Ryan with Bella outside Starbucks
We also went down to Monterey one morning.
Cool and a bit fogged in, but so beautiful as always.
The beach is one of my absolute favorite places to go
Sitting at the edge of the ocean
looking out at the water,
listening to the waves
and breathing the fresh air
is absolutely incredible.
Can't wait to head back again soon!
The Block party is starting!!
A week long blog party at 12 different blogs!!
Every time you join the party and link up
no matter who's blog the party is at where you join~
your link shows up at the other parties.
It's like a traveling blog party so to speak-
The code is placed on each of our parties so every link will be shared
at everyones party!
Summer paint projects at Debbies and Summer activities for kids at Vanessa's
My party will be up on Thursday as usual but is themed for
Shabby Cottage Summer
See you there!!