Tuesday, July 6, 2010

3 Marvelous Days

We just got back from California for the long weekend and we had a ball! We we're able to catch up with some friends we haven't seen for a while and enjoy temps lower than 110.

Dan and his best bud Steve at the Santa Monica Pier. Some interesting people made their way to the pier that day, I won't elaborate, but let's say I did a lot of explaining to the kids.

Logan, Haley, Mandy, Danielle & Myself at the pier.

This was probably the highlight of the trip for me. Anyone who is an architecture fan is more than likely familiar with Greene and Greene. Well this is the Gamble House by Greene and Greene in Pasadena. Dan and I were super excited to find it, especially since we weren't actually looking for it, we just kinda ran into it. If it looks familiar, it's because it was Doc's house in the movie Back to the Future. So impressive both in picture, but especially in person!

The kids got a little cold during the fireworks, so they packed into the back of the MDX. From where we were parked we could see at least four fireworks shows going on, pretty cool.

Coral Beach Cantina in Malibu, some really yummy Mexican food. Best mole I've ever had! I know I post about food a lot, but, I'm not going to stop.

The Reel Inn in Santa Monica, it's right on the Pacific Coast Highway. I'm not a huge fan of seafood, but this place converted me! It was so fresh! If only I could make a living as a restaurant critic.

Leo Carillo Beach in Malibu

What did Avie think of her first time at the beach, you ask? We'll she moved off my lap for a couple of minutes, but this was pretty much it! She enjoyed the sand a little and wanted nothing to do with the water. She's a funny kid.

It was a hard to come back to the furnace, but it's always nice to be home. We're enjoying our summer, hope everyone else is as well.


The PG Pixtons said...

Sounds like a great time, but we really missed you here! Saw your mom and dad on Sunday--hope you come up soon.

Jessica said...

That looked like a great trip! I'm glad you guys made the most of your long weekend! I'm cracking up about Avie not moving off your lap at the beach! She's so cute. (I wish Sawyer would sit still that long!) Great pictures!

Erin said...

Avie is getting SO big and cute!!! Glad you enjoyed the 4th!

Valerie Hall said...

It's crazy that we did such different things on our trip. Looks like you guys had lots of fun. Maybe next time we can actually hang out:)

Jamie said...

Aww! How I miss you guys:) Can't wait to take some roadtrips together:) And for the record, you are a great friend... I had a whiney moment... but I'm good:) Talk to you soon!

Tristy said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun! I can't wait to go to the beach!! I feel like I haven't seen you in forever, we need to get together!