a full day's drive.

Hello blogosphere! I sure hope these California recaps are keeping your interest ;) They're fun to pull together because I can relive the trip right along with you! The third day of our trip included the longest drive--all the way from Cambria to Sausalito. We spent almost six hours rocking down the highway, literally and figuratively {we were loving the tunes!}. Though the weather wasn't exactly beautiful, the drive was peaceful--and {cv} was great company! Here's a peek at our day...

After tooling around in a wet Sausalito for a bit, we decided to take a night in. Neither one of us objected. We grabbed some wine and cheese to take back for a picnic of sorts in our room at Cavallo Point, another beautiful hotel we found via Jetsetter. {We used Jetsetter to book the planned portion of our Parisian honeymoon last April before the volcanic eruption so kindly extended our stay. Their recommendations and their customer service in the craziness made them easy to use again!}

We capped off our quiet night at the bar on the hotel property. The night in Sausalito was really a dream. {cv} and I got to just be--and with both of our crazy schedules, that doesn't happen very frequently. Thank goodness for vacations! 

Do you ever take time for a quiet night when you're away?

And before I go for the day, I wanted to pass along a little graphic I made for the nautical-themed Friday's Fancies this week! If the nautical thing isn't up your alley, don't worry...you can create a Friday's Fancies post that suits your fancy! I just know many of you like some prompts to help get your creative juices flowing. As always, if you have any questions, please email me! I promise to be back on top of things after I get through this big day at work :) {prayers welcome!} I also have a fun news item to share with all of you tomorrow..and just to hold off any rumors, I'm not pregnant!


Have a happy Wednesday everyone--and thanks for taking another day trip with me today! xoxo {av}

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52 comments:

  1. i have quite the ketchup obsession as well. and i've yet to try my first in and out! i'd have a fit - in a good way.

    keep the CA pictures coming - I love that coast!

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  2. i just got realll jealous* of this road trip.
    have a blast!!

    *that hot chocolate looks amazing :)

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  3. i have yet to make it to california but i have always wanted to go. maybe someday soon...

    also, that last picture of the lights are so cool. when and how did you do that?

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  4. i actually love quiet nights when we're on vacation... we usually walk around the whole day so i need a quiet night to recoup :) DYING to go to in and out btws.. someday! xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

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  5. In-n-out is always on my must have list when I get to California too! Their burgers are just too good!

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  6. isn't it hilarious that at this point in life, you can't ever have big news without people thinking you're preggers?!

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  7. That's one thing I miss about California--In & Out!

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  8. Oh Sausalito - so pretty! I just was there last year and loved it! I'm a little jealous you're there right now :)

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  9. Looove In and Out Burger. Yum!

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  10. when i am old & retired, i want to live in sausalito... it is soo beautiful.

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  11. wow, this trip just keeps getting better and better!
    love the "nautical by nature" theme! :)

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  12. Well, I hope you're not preggers since your having wine! :D
    In-n-out is heaven for Californians! Seriously! The best there is! And Actually, since it's family owned they still take pretty good care of the food and it's all natural!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  13. Isn't Jetsetter great? I am obsessed with checking out their sales. Looks like an amazing weekend - I need some Cali in my life now!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
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  14. Looks like such a fun trip! I love In N Out Burger and I still remember how fun it was to drive across the GGB for the first time!

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  15. Can't wait for the nautical FF this week!!! Yay!

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  16. The elephant seals are so neat! I've seen them on the beach before! Also love that you went to In-N-Out!! :)

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  17. It looks like such an amazing trip! I love your daily recaps and your collages as always! XOXO

    A Little Bit of This & That

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  18. I've been so desperate to head on a West Coast vacation recently, and these pictures make me want to go even more!
    This looks like it was such a relaxing (yet exciting) vacation... and much needed, I'm sure!

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  19. Feed me In 'N Out please! Looks like a great day was had!

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  20. Beautiful photos! I so would love to make a similar trip!

    xx Ivana
    http://styleinthecityen.blogspot.com

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  21. I miss In-N-Out! That picture is torturous ;) So glad you had a wonderful trip to California (keep the pictures coming)!

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  22. I'm loving your California recaps-they remind me how lucky I am when I'm grousing about the fog or Giants fans! I'm also a total sucker for staying in when you're traveling-it can be hard to resist the temptation to see more, but there's something so delicious about it!

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  23. Ahhhh so jealous of your roadtrip! Looks like you're having a great time so far! Awesome photos! I can't wait to see more!! xo

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  24. love love jetsetter..we used them for booking our honeymoon too :) i must say, i'm totally jealous of your cali trip! miss you darling!

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  25. these pictures! my husband and i took a road trip down the west coast from seattle to los angeles last october and it was the most special time of my life. you really can't go anywhere in california without being totally smacked in the face by raw beauty. looks like you guys are certainly enjoying it:)

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  26. I love In N Out Burger! I'm so jealous you got to have it!

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  27. Oh how I miss you, Cali!
    In-n-out! YUM!

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  28. Oh gosh, you've just made me so hungry right now! I'd go for a burger in a sec, but I can't because I'm on a diet, boohoo :( Anyhow, seems like you had a lot of fun during the road trip :) Great pictures by the way!

    Love,
    Shanah.

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  29. thank you so much for the sweet comment. New follower.
    I live about an hour from SF. I love it there. do you live in CA or just visiting?

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  30. Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog! Thats so cool that you lived in DC :)
    Love your blog! Can't wait to read more!

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  31. Ah! This makes me want to go on a road trip so badly! Vacations are truly the best, aren't they? And you appreciate them so much more when you're working like crazy.

    Lovely blog you have here!

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  32. So...I just found your blog and am in love and I love this road trip. Great photos too!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  33. um, i love love LOVE your blog!!! am definitely following back :)

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  34. What a great blog. I am a new reader and love your blog:) Excited to follow along!

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  35. I'm glad you found my blog, so I could find yours! I'm excited to follow you on Pinterest too. Thanks for your sweet comment. I look forward to reading more about your fun road trips!

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  36. It sounds wonderful! I too love quite nights in on holidays. We tend to spend them rushing around so much, trying to see all that there is to be seen, that we forget to take time for ourselves. The wine and cheese sounds amazing!

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  37. Wow, Sausalito looks beautiful! The houses on the mountain are beautiful! I've never been to California, but I cannot wait to go one day!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    <3 Erica

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  38. Beautiful pictures!!
    :) Erica
    http://3point1journey.blogspot.com/

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  39. First trip to in and out?! That's like losing your virginity ;) What a wonderful trip. I wish I were in SF right now.

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  40. Love these photos!

    (and, sincerely, I dream about In & Out since the first and only time I have had it- oh, special sauce!)

    Sounds like a wonderful time!
    & loving your blog! xo

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  41. What a GREAT post. Just left a comment on the melanoma post. Thank you for sharing your story!!!

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  42. Cambria is one of our favorite places to visit! Such a great little town :) Glad you enjoyed California!

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  43. The photos are so lovely! I love in n out so good <3 I'm happy you had fun in beautiful California :D

    effysteff.blogspot.com

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  44. I loved California - I went last summer with my mom. We never ate at IN and Out though :(

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  45. what?! they have the special sauce in packets for you to enjoy as you please?! oh, if only i had known! looks like you had a lovely trip.
    thank you for stopping by my blog because now i have another blog to stalk. :)

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  46. I am so jealous of this trip...I desperately want to go up North and have a wine tasting adventure. But I'm so glad that you had a good time in my home state {even if I do live 400 miles away from Sausalito...}. You should visit Southern California next time. Santa Barbara has some pretty amazing wines too ;)

    Oh, and I love In-N-Out. You may or may not have just inspired my dinner for tonight...

    <3 Joelle

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  47. Hey there! I'm not even sure where to begin. First, so glad I found your blog! I'm your newest follower and I am loving what you've got going on here.
    Second, loved reading your "about me." But, what are Hoyas?? Educate me :)
    Third, LOVE hearing about happy couples and can't believe you guys have done the long distance thing for 3 yrs. That is awesome that your love is stronger than ever!
    Fourth, I am loving this post because I am obsessed with In-N-Out! Yumm!
    Can't wait to see more great posts from ya.
    xoxo
    -linh
    http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

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  48. Awww this post had me teary eyed. I lived in California, specifically the bay area for 10 years of my life. I just had a one month vacay there early this year and I miss Cali a lot. Cheesy, but I really "left my heart in San Francisco". Lol. I love the pictures!

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  49. Hey there missy! So I'm your newest follower... And I want to do the Friday Fancies thing cause it's the second time you've mentioned it to me (I think...)So I'm excited to participate.. Also...I'm loving your collage layout! WOW! It's inspiring.. Really! Or maybe I like it cause it has and In&Out hamburger at the top.. Yummy!! I love In&Out!!!

    Janette, the Jongleur

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  50. How fun! They just opened an In and out in Dallas!
    xo
    Krystal

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  51. love these cali pics!! such a fun trip!! my hubby and i were there last year and had the best time ever. we had our 1st in-and-out burgs too, and fell in love :) so glad you trip was wonderful and relaxing too. gotta love that quality time xoxo

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