Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pebble Beach

The summer is nearly gone and I'm never ready for it to end.  The shorter days, cooler weather, and the approach of school starting just make me sad.  We did have a completely wonderful summer though, so I'll try to ward off my annual fall depression by recapping it.
At the end of June Jason and I went to Pebble Beach for a long weekend to work on the rental house.  We hadn't been there together since we spent our honeymoon there, so it was nice to re-live some memories.   
The flights were awful-- ALL of them were delayed.  We ended up getting to San Jose way later than planned, but made the best out of it by stopping in Gilroy at 10 pm for INN N OUT burgers.  We made it to a grocery store near the house around 11 pm to pick up some essentials, then made it to the rental around midnight.  We were both exhausted so we went straight to bed.
The next morning we woke to absolute silence and beautiful sunshine.  A comfy bed and no kids?  Heaven.
 It was 10 am by the time we rolled out of bed and had breakfast.
We spent that day working, but went to the wharf for clam chowder and out to a movie that evening. 
The next day was Sunday so we went to church and then for a drive around Pebble Beach.  We hadn't taken any pictures yet, so we decided to start. 
We took the 17 mile drive and found the rocks we climbed on our honeymoon.

We watched sea otters play and the sun set. 
We were also able to balance the camera and set a timer to recreate a picture we took on our honeymoon.

The next day was another day of work, but my Dad ended up coming into town that evening and took us out to dinner at our favorite place-- Old Fisherman's Grotto.

We've known the owners for over 20 years, so we were showered with appetizers and desserts besides the dinners we'd ordered. 

My Dad left town after dinner and we spent one more night alone watching TV and eating ice cream. 
Even though it was a work trip, we were able to make it feel like another honeymoon.  Of course, after 3 kids, ANY alone time feels like that!