Hey, guess what?! It’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday! And you’re in luck because I’m totally about to ramble on about my vacation!
I got home on Monday from a fantastic 10 days in Monterey, California with my husband. In case you didn’t know, he’s stationed out there while I’ve stayed home in Virginia. Um, hello, GRANDBABIES! <3 Why would I leave? Anyway, he’s been there for nearly a year and we’ve done pretty well with seeing each other every few months. He’s come home twice and we met in Vegas in July and this time, it was my turn to take a vacation and head out there!
We had one official Navy event that we had to go to and then the rest of the time, we were free to ramble!
And ramble we did!
(I should say that we have lived in Monterey before and it is, in fact, the place we met back many many moons ago! So, we have a lot of history there and we still have friends who live out there. Yes, I made sure to see them!)
We went to a play, we drove along the coast, we played on the rocks by the bay, we mucked around Cannery Row, we went to a movie, we ate a TON of delicious food, we went to Ikea (yep, cheaper than the zoo but just as interesting!), we visited a rose garden…. it was a good time. 🙂
We headed up into the Santa Cruz mountains for an amazing (and kinda difficult) hike in Castle Rock State Park. The views were incredible! As were some of the rock scrambles and the climbs. This definitely is NOT an easy hike. It was awesome!!
It was kinda hard to leave. 🙁 But, I had to get back home because … well, I live there and my zoo crew needed me home! Probably won’t see my sailor again until December but we had a great time hanging out and doing all the things.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, I did make some time for working out. 🙂
I honestly don’t know if we could have fit more into that trip but, thank goodness we didn’t because we were pretty busy already! BUT, it was relaxing and fun and exactly what we both needed.