Here we are, our last day in Carmel. We had one last wine tasting room to go to (remember that picture?) and it was such a nice day out. We spent most of it walking about enjoying the city. And we got sunburns on our scalps to prove it. Our last meal (sounds like we're dying, I know) was at this cafe that was in a shopping area. It had soup and sandwiches, all of them looked amazing. Here's our food. We ate everything but the chips which happen to not be in this photo. HA! Anyway, it was yummy. :)
|Avocados for the win!|
I have to say it was so nice to casually spend the afternoon driving with my wife. There was no rush. It was just lovely. Here are a few of the pictures we took on our drive.
|She snagged one! I wasn't prepared.|
|It was pretty windy up there.|
|I took this while L was driving.|
|Another while driving, all of the trees were the same height.|
|OMG so pretty!!|
We get to our hotel. The best thing about this place? The fire alarms work really well. We had to rip ours off the wall and take the battery out so we could sleep or shower or stand there. Ugh. It wasn't all that bad and I will stay here again if it's a one night thing. The shower sucked so that would be the only reason I wouldn't have us stay longer. The day we head to home-home, we went to the pier because well, how often are we going to be in Santa Barbara?? The weather was perfect (for me, at least) and it was great to walk around. We just absorbed the beauty that was surrounding us. I know that sounds cheesy and I'm okay with that. :)
|My beautiful wife on the pier.|
|I went to the edge. And it was cold.|
|Big grins for the win!|
One reason we were stuck in traffic has to do with a new tradition L and I had begun a while ago. The day we were coming back was the best day to continue that tradition. As we were driving, our conversation went something like this:
Me: I have a proposition.
L: I already married you.
Me: (big smile) Remember our tradition we started? Want to do it now?
L: YES! Take the 5!
Little did I know the 5 was a parking lot. But it was cool. We spent a lot of time singing, talking, and just being together. That was something we both knew was going to be hard to get once we got back.