sean and i were able to get away for a few days this weekend while some great friends took our kids. we headed up to a borrowed house in pebble beach – it was amazing, and just what we needed. we bounced around from pebble beach to monterey, to carmel, to pacific grove.
pics from top left, clockwise: on the beach in carmel, at cannery row brewing company for dinner, in the banana republic dressing room, on the pier in monterey, another pier in monterey, on the coast trail in pebble beach.
biggest shocker of all: we ran together. we haven’t done that since our honeymoon! sean hasn’t run since because it bugs his knees (3 too many knee surgeries).
something felt really surreal about this beach, like we were on a movie set. not sure exactly why. maybe it was because it was cold, yet still so many people were laying out? crazy tourists ;)
there were so many adorable cottages in carmel. walking the streets and window shopping was about the only thing we could afford to do there! and somehow, we walked right past anthropologie and i didn’t even see it! sadness.
a cute little deer couple out our window one morning. yep, we were staying on a golf course (fancy!).
i loved this mossy stuff hanging from all the trees! it made it a mix of romantic and spooky. the deer were literally standing on their hind legs to eat the stuff!
this was our view from our misty walk the second morning.
good to know
our future’s so bright…
because sean does so much work in this area, he knew a couple that has a rental company in monterey. they let us borrow a tandem beach cruiser and we had a little too much fun ;) right after we made the serious faces, i burst out laughing and spit all over the back of sean’s head – oops!
we had such a fun mix of walking, playing, driving (we turned 17-mile drive into 37-mile drive), snuggling, relaxing, dreaming, and just being together. we took the weekend to write out our goals (5 year, 1 year, now…) for our businesses, and also to talk about specific family issues (parenting stuff). it was great to take the time to talk through the things we don’t always have time for, or make time for in our day-to-day. reconnecting is good. so good.