My Trip to California – the beach, Chocolate chip cookies and family

12 Jul


The trip to Cali begins!!! Shared the backseat with Supey, my parents cute-but-annoying dachsund. It was sad to see the ground get browner as we got further into Ca. Our second night there, the big group of us (rarely was it less than 12 the whole time) went out for dinner!

Many happy times were spent in grandpa’s garden over the years. Filling over half of their backyard, it’s full of thriving plants. Right near the back door are trees full of grapefruit, lemon and oranges.

Celebrating Grandpa and Grandma’s 60th Wedding Anniversary and a family reunion in one big party! I even got to meet two of grandma’s siblings!

A bit of exploring while on the search for some gluten free and vegan chocolate chip cookies. (totally found some by the way, just gluten free and then the whole shebang in the same area, i just can’t remember the name!!). Lunch and horseshoes and a very good reason why I don’t live in California. =)

Lunch and Antiquing in Cayucos Ca. Schooner’s fish tacos were delicious, and the goat cheese they put on the side for me? I ended up eating it by itself – it was so creamy and amazing. The wood sailor was outside the restaurant, and was named my new boyfriend. For some reason, my OH didn’t seem concerned. Yes, that’s a Weird Al record, kicking myself I didn’t buy it!! And then my nephew took a broken toy to grandpa (his great-grandpa) for him to fix it, so sweet


 Elephant Seals in San Simeon. We learned a lot about them from a volunteer, definitely a worthwhile stop!

Fireworks at Pismo Beach with some of my family

It was a fun-filled trip, despite the 15 hours to get there and the 14 to get back! Whew! I am so glad to be home again though, at least until my next trip in a few weeks!

7 Responses to “My Trip to California – the beach, Chocolate chip cookies and family”

  1. Maryann Hore July 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    Loved seeing the pics, Laura. Thanks for sharing! And OH, how I would love a box of those lemons!!! Wow! They look so good!


    • booksnbakery July 16, 2015 at 10:47 am #

      you reminded me that i meant to bring some lemons back for my OH! i’m pretty sure i saw mom had some though =)


  2. Rose L. July 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    Most of my family lives in S. California but I so prefer Oregon! Wish they would all come this way! I do miss the Rose Bowl swap meets as had great stuff for junkin’ and even been used on the HGTV show Flea Market Flip!


    • booksnbakery July 16, 2015 at 10:47 am #

      It is fun to visit there but, I agree, I love Oregon more! No way! How cool!


  3. Darlene July 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    for an annoying dog you sure do put her pic up a lot (hehe).. the trip was a fun one i agree…i believe the cookies came from Cowboy Cookies in SLO and also that gluten free place next to it. mostly i enjoyed the morning walks on the beach!!!


    • booksnbakery July 16, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      well, you know – she was part of the trip… I just wish I could remember the name of the place with the vegan cookie… was amazing for being what it was!



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