We’re home. But this is where we were.
This post linked to Wordless Wednesday at Live and Love…Out Loud and Five Minutes for Mom.
Filed under Domestic Goddesshood
Tagged as Carmel, I did not eat any of those alligators, I love the ocean, I sunburn if I’m outside for more than 13 seconds, Or maybe it’s “I did not eat any of those crocodiles”, photography, rejuvenating
Oh goodness that is gorgeous.
Oh, I love Carmel!! About an hour and a half from here, but worlds away….
Three hours for us (if we miss all the traffic.)
And yes…worlds away. Which is what we wanted.
Welcome back. Where’s my souvenir tchotchke?
Would you like the copper candleholder or the ceramic birdfeeder?
I’d prefer the ladybug or one of those pastries! Yum!
We did not actually eat those pastires – they were scary large. But they were too cute to not take a picture of.
The edible husband and wife dough animals were cool.
I like the tree in the sand, but i really like the waves crashing in the top photo.
I think Himself took that one.
It got a little hard to keep track of who took what photo, cause we kept yanking the camera away from each other.
So you need two cameras. Just like the Geek and I. Saves a lot of fighting!
I keep trying to win one from Pioneer Woman. No go, yet.
That first pic instantly reminded me of Carmel…which I love and I swear when I become independently wealthy, that’s where I’m gonna live!
We spent the entire weekend saying exactly the same thing!
“When we’re rich…”
Yes, it was…
And then we had to come home.
Which, really, isn’t bad at all…
But, no housekeeping service.
Good lord, woman. Why’d you come back?
(That last picture is priceless. I’ll give you $10 for it.)
Why’d we come back? The sad lack of independently-wealthiness.
Tragic, is it not?
And Himself actually took that last picture.
Priceless it is. You’re very welcome to lift if you like. Sans $10. Or tell me and I’ll send you the full sized file.
So beautiful. I love Carmel. This is the view I remember while I pumped my breastmilk powered by the cigarette lighter of a lamborghini. Don’t worry, it wasn’t stolen.
Ok…I wanna hear the lamborghini story.
Why did I not get an invitation?! I’m sneaking in with your luggage next time. For real.
I believe that you would have had to get in line behind about a dozen other people…
But if you all could have made it work, I woulda taken ya.
Ooo, Carmel – brilliant spot.
And your photos are lovely, my dear. Your calling methinks?
– B x
Photography is very new to me, but I’m loving it.
A few of those were Himself’s though. I must give credit where credit is due.
I hate when I’m noble.
These photos are great! I want to be near the water right now!
I already miss it.
Even the gull has had so much relaxing he needs a nap.
That shot was with the lens I gave Himself for his birthday.
Worth it, I think, yes?
Lori, you know I love you.
But those photos make me burn with a jealousy I can’t even describe.
Next time I’ll warn you and you can read my blog with your eyes closed.
You took amazing photos – the last one of the seagull? Mindblowing.
Also? Those sandwiches? Adorable.
The gull picture was actually taken by Himself. I don’t get to claim that one. He’s better at the “take a 1000 shots to get one good one” thing than I am.
Ooh so lovely– so jealous.
It was so so nice….and so so hard to come back.
Oh how I miss Carmel! I knew that was exactly where you had been as soon as I started clicking through.
I have to find a way to get done there again (really, its less than 2 hours away!) and WITHOUT the buzz kill husband. Did I just say that?
What say you we put together a posse of NorCal bloggers for a weekend getaway?
Hee! I won’t tell anyone what you said!
And I have lots of Nor Cal blogging friends. That could be fun!
Look at you rockin that camera. The bird photo…wow! I know, I know, Himself took it. Still so many great ones, I could hear the water fountain and loved the little metal bug guy. Looked like a lovely place to visit. I now want to go on vacation without my kids. Tell how amazing it was and that I should. I will listen to you.
Yes, you absolutely need to that on occasion.
I love my kids like crazy. And I STILL loved being there in deep, soulful ways.
You take the best vacation photos ever.
I get sunburned in 5 minutes as well.
But now I want to go to Carmel.
The photography thing is turning out pretty fun.
Helps to have the swanky camera, though.
And I only decided to go there because it was far enough away to FEEL like away, but still drivable. I’d never had a particularly brilliant time the few day trips I took.
THIS time we had a fabulous time, though.
Great , wonderful pictures. Especially the seagull (I know, Himself). I love Carmel, but somehow I never get the Geek to go there and spend a few days. Grrr. You need to come over and use all your persuasiveness. I buy the wine. Lots of.
I will twist your arm to go…it’s gorgeous. And very European feeling. You might feel homesick.
And I need to add that I really like Mad Woman’s idea. I’m all for it!
Could be pretty fun…I know a handful of Nor Cal bloggers!
It was lovely.
I recommend it.
Even for just a weekend, like we did.
I recommend it.
Your photos are simply stunning, Lori.
But I’m not convinced that the same person who brought her flash-less iPhone camera to a bar…at night…when she met Her Bad Mother…could take these gorgeous photos.
Honest and for true – when I have the real camera with me I’m not half bad!
Looks like an awesome getaway. And those alligator pastries are too cute!
I was never actually tempted to eat one. They were too much like works of art.
And I don’t think anyone else did either – heaven only knows how long they were in that window. 😉
This makes me want a vacation. Hope y’all had a blast!
You should TAKE a vacation, dear one! You deserve it in many ways!
No words needed, indeed. What breathtaking photos and a great way to end my day. I’m glad I stopped by, even though I’m a few days late. 🙂
Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
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