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20140629_142821Room with a view in Cancun, 3 years ago.♥♥♥♥

The weather forecast did not look promising, but we still decided to take our trip.

Once a year we take my sister-in-law on a little trip. It’s always hard for them to  get together, so this is a good time to catch up on family stuff.

So were drove to the Pacific Coast, to a little town called Cambria.



The first day was cold and windy as we walked on the pier. Luckily we had our big jackets on for warmth.


But the ducks didn’t mind as they rode the waves.


The landscape was as  verdant as what I imagined Ireland to be.

Gorgeous plants displayed their best blooms.




One the second day it rained, and we had to walk the beach under an umbrella.

On our last night we enjoyed cocktails in the lounge.



I’m not a drinker but still ordered a Lemon Drop Martini, which was way too strong and had to pass it on to hubby.  Hubby ordered a Triple X-Rated Martini, but really  meant to say X-Rated Martini, which made the cocktail waitress smile.♥♥♥♥



I have been to New York and back and this is my favorite picture.♥♥♥♥


Another view of Dinkey Creek,  California.♥♥♥♥


Beautiful garden plants at the Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo, Ca.  Can you spot the pineapple?♥♥♥♥




We decided to rent a cabin up in the Sierra Nevada forest and invite the kids and family.

As we climbed up the freeway leading up to the forest, I was saddened by what I saw.



Many trees are brown and dry from the long California drought. Once, the trees were all green, and now you see so many dead trees.

We hadn’t been up there for about 2 years; what a difference from what we were accustomed too.

It was no wonder why the realtor had said, “Absolutely no campfires.”, which meant no roasting marshmallows ; I guess we would have to microwave our s’mores.





So sad, but we still enjoyed ourselves in much cooler temperatures with our family. Hubby’s sister and our niece went up to visit for an overnight stay.

Some of us went fishing, or sat on the deck playing board games and cards, and we managed to go to our favorite swimming hole.



fran and jak fishing

The end of summer.♥♥♥♥


A favorite swimming hole at Dinkey Creek, California.♥♥♥♥

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