The kids told us they would be out of town, and we didn't need to babysit this week.
We met our dear friends for a wonderful brunch....on the sand in Malibu!!!
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!!!