I am so sorry for the radio silence this past week!
To be completely honest, while I am loving the world of blogging, I’m still getting the hang of writing posts every day and finding ways to push through the occasional writer’s block. I also found it a bit difficult to post while on the road.
This past week, Brent and I took some time off work and drove down to Southern California to enjoy the 4th of July holiday, Brent’s birthday and my dad’s wedding in Newport Beach. Since Brent’s birthday is July 1, and therefore always during a holiday week, we have made it our annual tradition to take the full week off and take a road trip. In the past we’ve toured Oregon, seen the Grand Canyon, visited Death Valley in 110 degree weather and camped in Lake Tahoe.
The choice was obvious as to where we would be driving this year because of the wedding, but we had a wonderful trip visiting with friends and family and then took our time driving back and stopping along the beautiful California coast. We ended up getting back up to the Bay Area a couple of days before the 4th and took some day trips the rest of the week.
We visited our dear friends Jenna and Avery while on the trip and Jenna
baked created this beautiful donut cake for Brent’s birthday!
Per Avery’s recommendation, we stopped at Bates Road and enjoyed the scenery.
Brent enjoying a fine brew from Firestone Brewery during his birthday dinner.
We then headed to PCH to visit the beautiful Hearst Castle and lounged at the Neptune pool.
And we finished our road trip by visiting one of our favorite places on the planet, the Julia Pfeiffer State Park just south of Big Sur.
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Although we already miss our vacation days, I’m happy to be back and writing!