Monday, October 27, 2008

Fog can't stop the weekend, but it sure can make it interesting.

Driving twelve hours in one weekend up and down the California coast is seriously exhausting. Yeah that was my weekend in a nutshell, haha, but here's the semi-extended version:

Friday: Got home after work and kicked back with my DVR and it was pretty sweet. I was supposed to go out with a girl friend but she had to cancel last minute and Matt was in Vegas so it was just me and my TV for the night. At first I was kind of nervous because I don't really do well in quiet or by myself, but I made it through. Caught up on my DVR somewhat and then popped in one of my most favorite Halloweenish movies, Practical Magic. Seriously I love that movie and I always watch it around Halloween, same with Hocus Pocus which I'll be watching before Friday some time, woo. My friend who I was supposed to meet with ended up calling me and we talked for such a long time and it was great only because we hadn't talked in such a long time and only knew how the other was doing via our Myspace pages. Seriously, catching up with friends and relaxing is the remedy for a lovely night.

Saturday: Woke up ridiculously early to pick up my mom and aunt and head up to Big Sur for a cousin's 60th birthday bash. The party was at this cute little cabin like resort tucked up in the woods and was awesome. There was a great lunch, lots of wine, a great blues band and tons of family, all in all amazing:

the scenery was amazing in Big Sur
there were even chairs in the creek, amazing



my cousin julie and i


mmmmdesserts oh desserts


check out all those purdy toes


everyone smile with the birthday boy


the birthday boy playing harmonica with the band


All in all the weather was great (although a bit chillyish), the food was amazing, and it was great to see family.

The most ridiculous part of the night though came on the ride home. Driving up the coast in the middle of the night on a windy road...yeah I saw my life flash before my eyes a couple times. I'm pretty sure the fastest I drove home was around 20 mph, it was a little ridiculous, there was so much fog on the road I could barely see in front of me. Luckily I had my mom and aunt as copilots for the drive but man it was still scary. After the drive from hell we eventually made it to our hotel in Monterey and were able to unwind and relax and sleeeeeeep.

Sunday: Woke up to more fog and slowly got on the move. Then my mom, aunt and I headed over to visit and aunt and uncle on their ranch and chat for a bit. Afterwards my mom drove the bare minimum speed limit (haha, you know you did mom) and we eventually hit the midway point where I took over driving duties and we made it back to town in two hours. Once we got back I spent the night hanging out with Matt, watching some TV and just relaxing, it was lovely.


And how was your weekend? Any death defying experiences to tell about, haha?




happy monday!

20 comments:

Princess Extraordinaire said...

The pics are great! I am really glad you made it there and back safely...we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary on Saturday night - we had a nice - low-key evening and enjoyed spending Sunday hanging out together..

Lexiloo said...

desert!!! loooks so good!

rialeilani said...

i would have had a panic attack if i was driving in the fog on a windy road. full out hyperventilating! :) glad you made it back safely!

the almost right word said...

Big Sur is amazing. I heard that some of it was affected by fires this past year. Did you notice a significant change in the landscape??

sarah marie p said...

Glad you survived the fog! Yuckkkk fog! You always have the best weekends! Sounds like a ton of fun ... yum those desserts look good!

Oh, and yes, I am enjoying Obama's "Dreams of my Father" book. I def recommend it! Dang, I better get to reading so I can finish it in time for the election!

Katie Killary said...

Practical Magic - "One green eye, one blue!"

Such a good movie!

Lacey Bean said...

Practical Magic is an awesome movie. And those desserts - look phenomenal!! Yum!

Amanda. said...

Hocus Pocus! Love.
I've already watched
it a dozen times I think.
I can't get enough of
it!

Sounds like a GREAT
weekendddd!

Ashley D said...

Mmmm Cupcakes!

Blicious said...

MMMMMM! ALL THOSE SWEETS! YUM!

rs27 said...

I want a harmonica. And I want the dude from Blues Traveler to teach me.

kay* said...

well - not quite death defying but almost! lmao...i blogged it on sunday...definitely a new experince for me though...your family is pretty big - lucky you! so many celebrations to attend :)

Dana said...

can i have a cupcake please!?!

Bayjb said...

I love your photos. And I agree that Friday nights with the DVR area good way to spend an evening.

Valley Girl said...

Wish I could've been there!

Chris said...

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brookem said...

um, i want all of those cupcakes right now. yum.

Playful Professional said...

I love watching Hocus Pocus!! One of my favorite Halloween movies.

Kat said...

Sounds like it was a fun weekend. I love Practical Magic...one of my favorite movies.

Princess Pointful said...

One hella busy weekend, my dear. It was probably good you had a mellow Friday!!