Monday, September 14, 2009

Goodbye kids, hello coast!

Brad and I got to leave the little ones with my parents and head to the coast for Labor Day weekend. A full Friday to Monday vacation and it was awesome! We'd only had literally one night away from our kids since Galla was born until last weekend. We stayed at Anton Inn in Pacific Grove. It was so fun! Allow me to summarize the exciting times:We woke up Saturday morning (after going to a few art shows Friday night in downtown Pacific Grove) raring to go! We enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and then hit the bikes. We rode over to Carmel following 17 mile drive and the coastline.We took a walk on the beach to give our "bike bums" a rest and then rode back to the hotel for lunch. Round-trip the trek was about 30 miles. My bum was sore and my shoulders were burned (darn that sun and me forgetting to wear sunblock) but it was soooo fun! After lunch and showers we got dressed and went to a Greek festival on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey.

Sunday we decided to soak up some warm sun in Santa Cruz. I'm sad we forgot to take pictures, but we totally lounged on the beach and read our novels--and people watched, of course! It's so different to be able to relax on the beach and read instead of constantly trying to keep the kids from floating out to sea. Then we went up to the boardwalk and walked around and ate some fried food.Our hotel was walking distance to the beach so Sunday and Monday mornings we went down for a run and to explore the tidepools.

Meanwhile, the kids were great for the grandparents. They swam, ate french fries, went for a ride in Pa's Corvette, and rode on the unicycle with Pa. Seriously, my dad has had this unicycle since he was nine (that's not actually him in the link) and he can hold a kid while riding! So funny!

It was good to get back to my babies and their cuddles, but I'm already looking forward to our next getaway!

7 comments:

Dani said...

I am SO SO SO SO jealous!!!!! What a fabulous time it sounds like you had, and well deserved I might add. I am so glad you got a get away. It's always a good reminder of how much we really do love our kiddies when we get to come home to them. That should definitely be an annual, or semi-annual, or perhaps quarterly thing! :)

Jessyquita said...

That was really nice of your parents! I agree with Dani, BUT also it is a great reminder of how much you really love "each other" as well! Beautiful coast, miss it!

Our Ole' Kentucky Home said...

how fun!! I am soo looking forward to a getaway with just Nate!! That bike ride sounded way fun. Glad you guys got to go have a great weekend alone.

Amy said...

You deserve it, Mama!!! Glad you had a great time!

Trishelle said...

Sweet! Maylin, I'm so glad you had a chance to go, just the two of you. It's such a great way to recharge your romance and appreciation for each other!

The Prigmore Family said...

Lucky dogs! What a well deserved get away. You guys are great parents!

The Woolner Family said...

I want to go to there.