Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Staycation.....

I am not sure where the idea for a "staycation" began, but they certainly had a great concept.  So this weekend we joined the cutest couple in Orange County, along with our friends Linda and Denny for a lovely day that felt every bit as great as a destination vacation.  
     We met in Dana Point at a cafe that Jonathan "yelped" and everything I had heard was right on the "small amount" of money.  We had a HUGE crab meat omelette, added some avocado (we are on vacation after all) and since it was bigger than big, Jim and I shared! 
What's a vacation without a bit of shopping....and Laguna Beach did not disappoint.  This shop was FULL of Shabby Chic inspiration.  Lots to see and now I have a better idea of what I want my patio to look like this year.
I fell in love with this sign.....so true!!!!
We enjoyed a visit to the Ritz Carlton.....and our peek didn't cost the small fortune you pay to stay there.  We walked the gardens and enjoyed the views, just like a real guest!!!
One thing a "staycation" offers that a paid vacation doesn't is a sense of how blessed you feel to have this so close to home!!!  I couldn't have had a better day.....lets do it again!!!
 

2 comments:

Yaya and Papa said...

Love your pictures! What's the name of the cafe? Sounds yummy!!

Kate said...

Good to hear you were in my neck of the woods.... I love Dana Point and everything around here!!! I hear that Bill Clinton was at the Ritz today! hahaha!