Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time off....

The kids told us they would be out of town, and we didn't need to babysit this week.

It took us about a moment and a half to plan a road trip!!!!

We met our dear friends for a wonderful brunch....on the sand in Malibu!!!

What fun.

We continued to travel the coast and arrived in Santa Barbara.

This touching tribute to the fallen of 9 /11
was placed by the pier for all to see and remember.

We spent time at the Mission Santa Barbara rose garden
....where I knitted and we had the most relaxing and delicious picnic.

There was some fun shopping too.

This is Oprah's favorite garden shop
....mostly because only Oprah could afford the prices!!!

I enjoyed seeing lots of antique quilts....

....and farm stands full of garden goodness.

We found this waiting for us in our room
....a gift from Donovan thanking us for all of our babysitting duties.

You are VERY welcome!!!

A final stop for breakfast in Solvang and we were on the road again.

Two grandparents came home refreshed
and ready to babysit with joyous and relaxed hearts!!!


Yvonne said...

That looks like a fun trip! We have been in SB once too a few years ago. The prices are terrible over there! We even saw a bakery special and only for dogs! I bet Oprah shops there too!

Kirsten said...

Looks like a fun trip. The fruit and cheese platter from Donovan looks amazing!

Meghan said...

I'm so glad to have you back tomorrow. I love keeping him in his jammies instead of rushing him out the door in the morning. It makes my day knowing that you're home cuddling with him. Love you and can't wait to see you in the morning.

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Looks like another relaxing trip!! That platter looks delicious!

Cheryl said...

Great getaway!!! Love Oprah's shop!!!! We jut got back ourselves from time away.