california dreamin’

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here are just a few highlights from the california trip–we drove route 1 (pacific coast highway) from LA to sonoma:

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we are slightly obsessed with these–not sure why. they are enormous and strangely beautiful. you’ll find a lot of them in west texas as well. the day we arrived there were 45-50+ mile an hour wind gusts. these were a-spinnin’.

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my brother got married at joshua tree. it holds familial sentimentality for us–we went camping there as kids a bunch. here are some shots of the flora. my poor husband. i made him stop every 100 feet so i could take pictures of flowers and cacti and trees, oh my!

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cali-jt-weddingthis is the ‘minister’ and my cute brother waiting for his beautiful bride to appear. that’s a joshua tree directly between and behind them. if you look closely, you can see the mountains and just look at that sky–my word!

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houston proudly showed off to his new in-laws how he could ‘MacGyver’ open a beer with the bedside lamp. (yes, i had to look up how to spell MacGyver).

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the drive starts up the coast. does anyone know what to call these crazy pines? i LOVED them.

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this is entering the big sur area–just gorgeous.

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no worries-these elephant seals are ok–it’s just spawning season.

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recognize this landmark? and no fog! 

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we took in a game with family & friends.

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we ate cheese.

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we drank wine.

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we did good.

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10 responses to “california dreamin’

  1. Chris Mik

    Awesome pics! How was the cheese? What vineyards did you stop at? It looks like you two had an AWESOME time!

    • thecosmiccowgirl

      we went on the cheese tour at cowgirl creamery. we tasted ALL THEY HAD and i even smuggled some back! it was fabulous! we had a lot of wine in some very interesting places. in sonoma, we only hit a coupla wineries: chateau st. jean and quivira (which is actually in healdsburg). it was lovely–we are already planning our next trip!

  2. Christine B

    Wow! What beautiful photographs! That is one of my favorite drives. I hope to make it up that way again someday. Your pictures will tide me over….

  3. Mel

    I love the California coastline….I love San Fran….looks like a wonderful time. Glad the newlyweds shared it together! xxoo
    We’ll make it the G-Man sometime soon…I think we are having separation anxiety!

  4. Kathleen

    Lovely photos. I’ve never had a chance to hit the wineries. Sounds like and looks like you guys had a great time.

  5. Verity

    About the trees, my quess is that you guys were in Loco Hills and those were the loco pine trees! …the shot of the grape vine up close looks like a person doing a Greek dance. Awesome photos.

  6. wildstorm

    Sounds like a fabulous time. How I miss those CA landmarks.

  7. Marion

    Can you guys adopt me and take me on all your adventures? Look into it and get back to me. I don’t require alot of care—just cheese and wine! Yum!

  8. Susan

    Awesome. That Huey is can open a beer anywhere at anytime.
    I think the pic of the minister and your bro are my favorite.
    Please save some cheese!

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