Friday, October 12, 2012

The Adventures of....



    This week we picked up our sweet travelers...and treated them to a few more days on the road.




There were LOTS of tasty meals....




...and beautiful views too. 
 Can you see all the sea lions at the wharf in Monterey?




This was our first hint of Fall like weather...a real chill to the air.  




We stopped to warm up at this incredible stop in Big Sur.

It is called Ventana and it is a must see. 
I am sure this is what heaven will look like.  




Big Sur....words can not describe the natural beauty. 




A stop at the Avilla Barn makes certain that we are all in Fall Mode!!!




We had the most wonderful picnic lunch overlooking fields of pumpkins....so cute!!!!




Our last night was in Santa Barbara....one of Oma's favorite places.  




How about a California burger on the shores of Malibu.
It was a BIG hit with my Uncle Piet. 



A walk along the shore was a fun way to end the vacation.




We have had the most wonderful time with my sweet Uncle. 
 To see my Mom and her baby brother together has touched my heart forever.




Jim and I are so grateful for these past four weeks. 
 Tomorrow my Uncle flies home...we will miss him more than you can know.  

He will be joyful to see his family again...and I will be busy decorating for Fall and sewing.
I can't wait to show you what wonderful treasures I bought on our trip!!!! 


6 comments:

Yvonne said...

What a sweet memories you have made with your Mom and uncle! So many pictures of beautiful places I know. Watching the picture of Monterey I can almost smell the sea lions again! Hope your uncle has a save trip home!

Gloria said...

Annie, How special it was to see you and your beautiful family at the Apple Farm! What fun, and Dave thanks you again for the fun "treat" for his big birthday.

I am so glad you had fun. The entire trip looks wonderful.

Gloria

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

What a fun time!! I love Monterey!! Safe travels home for oom Piet!!

Beverly said...

Such a special time for your Mom and her brother. I know it was a blessing to you and Jim too to spend special time with them. They both look so happy to be together.
We love Monterey. Have you ever been up the road a bit to Moss Landing. A cute little seaside town with antique shops and a must visit fish place called Phils.
The pumpkins at Avila barn are the best. I was so sad they weren't out yet when we were there.
Special times for special people.

Cheryl said...

Such a wonderful time for you all, especially your mom and her bother. You are such a wonderful daughter. Looking forward to catching up with you at camp. We leave tomorrow for Washington DC. We will lots to talk about!

writerinheels said...

Oooh Big Sur looks wonderful! Thanks for taking such great care. I'm so happy you all had fun :) X Milou