Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stories

We're baaaaaack.........from a great vacation.  Not exotic by many standards but full of lots of the right ingredients for a memorable time.  And for me, the Mom, the trip organizer and coordinator, it is all about the memories made together as a family.

We have stories to tell......stories about:

1. The 4 days in the truck (aka The Rolling Blue Thunder)....... being hauled in at the Border, the singing, the car dance,snacks, the napping, the never-ending I5.......
2. Being a family of 5.......having 2 14 year old girls.......new dynamics but lots of fun.....and a great diversion at the return border stop so they didn't ask about the wine.!
3. Surfing......USA.......freezing cold water but good waves, good Pauls (both surf instructors where named.....Paul) and loads of fun.
4. Retail and Food.......we shopped, especially the girls.....and we ate way too much.....some of it good....some not so much......watch for a post on what we turn to for comfort food on the road!
5. New places..... I LOVE discovering new places and Monterey, Carmel, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Jacksonville did not disappoint.....and revisiting San Fran, Napa and Grants Pass all great too.
6. Friends and Family......fun to reconnect with our OC friends in Monterey briefly....and to have some good times with the Oregon cousins...and our new friends the Ducky Dames who will feature in a post of their own.
7.  Ocean views, the sound of the surf, sea lions, beaches.......all so good for my soul......and I was a happy camper with camera in hand to record it all........watch for a couple Wordless Wednesdays' coming up........
8. A change of pace and a change of place....... a good vacation had by all.

And so lovely to be home...to be just 4 again (although we miss you Max!).....to shower in our own shower and to fall happily tired into my own bed tonight.

Blessed to be home safe after a few thousand miles on the road. 

And another epic Spring Break in the history books.

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