2/13/12

monterey : day one

This last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Monterey, California to have some sister time with the Keslers. (Brad I consider you a Sister too, take it as a compliment!) As hard as it was to leave Geoff and Ives over the weekend, I'm so glad I went because it was hands down one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to! Shanna and Brad were world class hosts and showed me so much in such little time, I am officially jealous of their whereabouts! I went a little picture crazy so I may have to break the trip down into a few different posts, please forgive me.

The first morning spent there Shan surprised me with delicous pancakes and then proceeded to drive me around town while I "ooh'd" and "ahhh'd" over every square inch of Monterey and Carmel. We then walked down to the beach and tried to spy on any celebs golfing at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am that was happening. (Sadly, I didn't spot or get a picture with Bill Murray like I had wanted, but I got a lot of cute pictures of Shanna, so it's okay.) After a dramatic encounter with a high-tide and dripping wet jeans, we decided to walk inland and tag team the Anthropologie in Carmel (after all, it's one of the largest stores I have ever been to, one of us just couldn't have tackled it alone). After that, the day filled up much too quickly with a yummy lunch at Wild Plum Cafe, an evening stroll down Pacific Grove, a nostalgic episode or so of 'Wonder Years', pizza dinner washed down with some frozen coconut yogurt, and of course, FaceTime breaks with my Ivy girl and her Super-Dad.

Now that I've shared just about every detail of the day, pictures don't really seem necessary (nor will they do the place justice), but what's a vacation re-cap without a picture overload?
(Excuse all the super 'original' feet pictures, I just couldn't believe all that green stuff growing right out of the ground! ;)

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13 comments:

Hannah Murray said...

Gorgeous photos! I totally want to go on vacation now :-) Instead I'll be home with Baby Lulu and up 5 times a night nursing her. Ha! And by the way, great shoes!!
Hannah at www.thrivingthirty.tumblr.com

Home-style Hodepodge said...

Monterey is beautiful! We love it there!

shanna kesler said...

I'm "oohing" and "ahhing" over your pictures right now. You captured this place beautifully.

P.S. You were a world class guest:)

communikate. said...

oh my! what a beautiful place.

you and sis are totally twins.

and i love those cute leopard shoes!!

Jenny B said...

And need a vacation.
And a sister.
You guys are so cute!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this looks like more fun that a KUWTK marathon. and that's FUN!

Jess said...

Oh I love and miss Monterrey terribly. The park pictures are wonderful. I miss that place. My husband and I would ride our bikes down there all the time. So wish I could go back. Glad you had so much fun there.

Kelli Anderson said...

i love your arizonian shock at the lush green growth of california! the photos really are beautiful.

haley said...

Looks like a lot of fun :) Such a beautiful place.

Tay said...

Agreed. Carmel is gorgeous. Love it there.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous!

Nicole said...

omg how exciting!!
we are going to san fran and monterey next week!!!

Kristina said...

wow, beautiful shots! monterey must sooo pretty! never got the chance to go while I was in CA. such a shame!