Weekend Getaway, An Anniversary: from Carmel to San Simeon back to LA again

The guy and I celebrated our two year anniversary this past weekend with a trip up the coast to Big Sur.  Words can't describe how wonderful it all was, but pictures tend to capture the essence of every moment with fragments of embedded emotions...

As we happened on the first vineyards along the way, I sent off a final tweet and checked out of instant-response-land.
The storms were following quickly behind.  As the setting sun called to us in the distance, we kept our pace.

Tracks made, but no travelers in sight.
I spotted a lone pony watching us from a small corral just off the roadside.
We didn't arrive until late in the evening.  The rain had taken to falling again and we rushed into our warm woodsy cabin for some shut-eye.  The next morning, dew-drops and bright ferns greeted us into a world far from wifi.
Even foreign phone booths were laid to rest in the deep valleys of our escape.

Far away, the sound of cars sweeping past melded with the roaring waves and we were quick to give up on deciphering between the two.
...and in the middle of lush green forests and creamy cool waters...
We found fence posts worth tiptoeing across,

miniature bouquets dusted with grace,
rocks for jumping from one to another, paint brushes with stencils built in and shady paths to kingdoms of vines.

On a cliff's edge we held close, not for safety but to moments carrying future memories.
In meadows, we lie low as sweet grasses blush our cheeks.

Running, jumping and dancing in the afternoon light.

Offerings, conversation, new friends and blessings.

Just Love.

Sunbathing and precious observation.
One of our never-fails-to-happen stumblings across magic, a reason to hike, swim and wander.
A last and lengthy stop at the Hearst Castle for daydreaming...

...and to capture all that was and is meant to be.
Vintage, personal collection



Fabrizia said...

Such a great post, I really like it, these pics are so nice!
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Sassi said...

wow, what a gorgeous place! love all of those pics!

Catie Beatty said...

Lovely photos. I want to go to the ocean so badly. I'm already planning a trip for this summer... or maybe sooner.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I totally understand, I LOOOVE paper and have more wrapping paper than I will ever need, really. I've been making cards since I was 12, so crafting stuff is another thing I have way too much of.

Vale ♥ said...

Your pics are wonderful and what a landscape ! Everything is perfect ! Your nice comment on my blog put a smile on my face, thanks for your sweet words and for following. I followed on every platform too, you sound like a person I'd like to be friends with. Hope to get to know more of you ! Kisses from Italy

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Annalise said...

Hi ladies!
Thank you for all your lovely comments. We had a wonderful time away. Everything was incredibly beautiful and those squirrels were so cute :)
xx- Annalise

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