Tuesday, April 21, 2009


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!!!


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!