Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Road Trip!

It started getting cold here in Northern Utah so the mister and I decided to
hook up our trailer and hit the road.

We drove down to southern California to see our two little sweetpeas.

Look who lost a tooth!

While we were there we ate lots of this...

And this...

After almost a week we headed north along the beautiful California coast.

We camped right on the ocean at Rincon.

See that island out there?  That's one of the channel islands off of Ventura.

Have you ever read Island of the Blue Dolphins?  Well, that's the island in the story.

Every morning and evening about eight dolphins would glide by our campsite just beyond
the breakers.  A beautiful show but hard to get a picture of them.

This was the view from our trailer.  It was magical.

Gorgeous sunsets, temperatures in the 70's.  Flip flops on my feet.



Pollyanna said...

What a beautiful post, the pictures make me absolutely jealous ... even that adorable granddaugther with a "peephole" in her teeth.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I love that book. Yup, it was one of the books my mom read me when I was a girl. I always wondered where that island was. Now, I "need" to go see it. Lol
I love when kids have a "window" in their smiles.
Looks like you had some good times!
And yah......, I'm wearin my flip flops too......I crunch right through the snow in them... :-)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Hey you were down here in my neck of the woods. Where does you daughter live? Love Rincon.

wendy said...

that sounds like it must have been wonderful.
always good to get away when the weather is cold and dull.
A get away---perfect medicine.
I could use a dose myself.

Just a bed of roses said...

Ocean and grandchildren equal heaven for sure...then add flip flops in winter, that's double heaven!
Glad you could get away.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Looks perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing beats flip-flops in winter time!!!!

Your granddaughters are precious!!!! Such cutie pies!!


Sue said...

Beautiful granddaughters......beautiful scenery....lucky you to have been by the beach in Ca....I am dying to go there and just drive from Sand Diego with up the coast...Glad you had a good time and go away from cold weather....cold weather is a bad thing....