Two Amazing Weeks

August 6, 2012

Family

Two Amazing Weeks

I’ve had a job for the last several years that hasn’t allowed for much vacation.  I have been able to travel a bit and spend time with my family but I’ve needed to be plugged into a cell phone or a computer almost every day.  Then came July 21st…

July 21st was my first day without SnapShot Web and the beginning of what turned out to be two amazing weeks.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • My family joined my folks and my sister’s family for a week at Forest Home Family Camp – Hiking, Fishing, Swimming, Napping, Reading, Chocolate Chip Milkshakes, Climbing Walls, and Absolutely No Cell Phone Service.  The camp assigns each family their own baby sitter.  Morgan and I basically got 6 date nights in a row; that’s as many as we typically have in a year. It was unbelievably rejuvenating.
  • After camp we spent a few days in Southern California going to the beach, to Legoland, to the Natural History Museum, and even renting a pontoon boat to check out Newport Harbor.  The weather was beautiful (my Dad claims it’s illegal to have bad weather or mosquitos in Southern California) and was had a great time making memories with family and friends.
  • Next, we left our three kids with my folks and made our way to San Luis Obispo for a two night vacation within a vacation.  This is the longest we have ever been away from our kids and we weren’t sure what to expect (for them or for us).  I can tell you now that I feel like we need to do this every year.  It was delightfully relaxing.  Morgan and I stayed at the Peach Tree Inn and did just about everything we could think of doing on the Central Coast.  We hiked to the top of Bishop’s Peak, rode our bikes through the Cal Poly Campus (our old stomping ground) walked downtown and to visit our old houses, saw the new Batman Movie, hiked out into Poly Canyon, visited family in Morro Bay, biked to Pismo Beach, and casually walked the Downtown Farmer’s Market (we even checked out the sticky buns that I mentioned last summer for old time’s sake).  We stayed up late watching the Olympics and slept in until at least 7 since our kids weren’t waking us up at 5:30 or 6.  It was amazing.  Have I mentioned it was amazing?

We’re back home and I’ve started my new job.  I feel well rested and excited for this new adventure. These were two amazing weeks that I hope to recreate often in my life.  Check out some of the pics.

The Ropes Course at Forest Home

The Ropes Course at Forest Home

Sand Castles at Capo Beach

Sand Castles at Capo Beach

Legoland!!

Legoland!!

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

The Top of the Mountain at Bishop's Peak

The Top of the Mountain at Bishop’s Peak

On the Road To Pismo Beach

On the Road To Pismo Beach

A sweet shop in SLO once our kids had joined us.

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Passionate about Family, Health, Fitness, Nutrition and Multimedia - Teaching Video and Broadcasting and Del Oro High School in Loomis, CA

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