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Anniversary Weekend in Carmel

Hello everyone! We are in our last days in San Louis Obispo, packing up and getting ready to drive north to Bend. For our anniversary, we spent a night in Carmel. It’s a cute little town that has kept everything small. There aren’t any big hotels really and the beach only has residences that look out over it.

We stayed in a really pretty inn, complete with tea time and quiche for breakfast. Our ocean view looked better in person.

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We didn’t walk around the town shops too much. It was a little high end for our tastes, but the beach was pretty and one street back from where we were staying.

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We had dinner at a great little French restaurant and explored Point Lobos the next day.

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Point Lobos is a preserve, and considered the north end of Big Sur. Birds were the only animals we saw although we could hear sea lions from a ways off. It really was pretty cool and full of different trails you can take.

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Then we drove back to SLO and hit up the drive in for a double feature.

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I’d never been to the drive in before, so I thought it was pretty cool all snuggled up in the bed with blankets and couch cushions.

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One last thing I made Geoff do? Take 1 year anniversary photos with me. In the pumpkin patch.

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Because fall is not complete with a visit to the pumpkin patch. See you in Bend!

Peed on the P, More Hiking, Wine and Art

No, we didn’t actually pee on the P, but it makes for an interesting title.

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We hiked up to the top of the hill that the P is on. It was a relatively easy and short hike, but had amazing views. We were up at the top just in time for sunset.

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I didn’t expect it to be painted different colors. It looks white from far away, but I guess you can get a permit to paint it?

Anyways, the next day we went mountain biking at Shooters again.

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Not sure if Geoff was worried about it or what, but it was beautiful and went much faster than last time. We made it up the grade pretty quick!

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Geoff planned a date this week too, nothing that I would have expected…

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A painting class! Our instructor was a bit of weirdo. You can tell I’m a little skeptical of what he’s saying…

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But they turned out alright! Geoff’s is the one on the left. Doesn’t it look so good?! We really had a lot of fun, even though we aren’t the artistic types.

Our last activity of the week was a hike at Montana de Oro. It was super cold and foggy, which wasn’t bad because I’d been getting a little tired of it being sunny all the time. Who ever thought that I’d miss the Seattle grey days?

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It was a great view though, the picture above was only a little ways in.

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Almost six miles! The elevation was pretty easy which made for a good time. Afterwards, we had a pre-anniversary toast complete with our much beloved New Age.

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Next up is a recap of our visit to Carmel for our anniversary weekend! I’ll get that post up soon!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Us!

By the time you are reading this, we’ll be in Carmel drinking champagne overlooking the ocean. Ok, maybe not the last part since I scheduled the post to go live at 8 am, but we are in Carmel celebrating our one year anniversary. And since we paid good money for these wedding pictures of ours (and yet to frame them), I’ll show our favorites to you again…

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Weee’reeee Baaacckkk!

I apologize for the long lapse in posts everyone. Life gets busy sometimes… So, lets start with where we left off.

The first weekend in October, we met up with Geoff’s old roommates from college. We rented an awesome house that slept 9 in Morro Bay and spent the weekend catching up, eating, surfing, playing a legendary game of bocce ball (Geoff and I won!) and relaxing.

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Kari, the pancake extraordinaire and her amazing shapes.

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Long conversations at the dinner table about building our own commune, chiropractic adjustments and chilly water!

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Bocce Ball in the backyard and one last picture of the beach that was just steps away….

After our wonderful weekend, Geoff headed to London for a work conference and I headed back to my parents for a weekend at home.

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It was soo gorgeous!

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I had some great work companions.

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Saw wonderful sunrises and Kaylee’s volleyball game

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Visited my sister in Richland.

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Tricked Dad in to doing a plank. “Betcha mom can do it longer than you!”

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Visited with my pretty horse.

Geoff’s photos weren’t as cool. I think most of his time was spent either in a bar or at the office.

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Yellowstone postcards to anyone who can guess why Geoff took a photo of the bathroom… Yup, we bought some and never sent them.

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He also put Mack Webb pictures all over a friend’s desk and took one picture of the London Bridge

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Oh and you can’t forget the weird murals of the half naked ladies in the bar conference room. WTF?

We’ve got another post coming with updates of everything post-London and Royal City. I’ll get it out soon!