Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Road Trip in Photos!

Part of both our best lives is going and doing!

Travel,
Wander,
Explore,
Spontaneous,
Adventure
FUN!
So when one of Kayla's friends offered for us to use his place on we jumped on the chance to have our first sister road trip in 10 YEARS!

I'd never heard of Arnold, CA and honestly it didn't matter where we were going just that we got to get in the car and GO! Roooooooooad Trip! It was all about the journey!


Friday morning we headed out past the twirly things...
and the tree farms in little towns with little speed limits...
and old general stores...

and beautiful fields with cool signs and happy cows that Kayla moo-ed at...

and when we made it to Murphys, CA we stopped in for lunch at V's...

where we found a comfy spot by the windows and the fire place...
selected a vino from a local winery (the old vine zin, sooo good)...

and after our amazing lunch headed out to wine tasting first at this little place...

where you can't help but be drawn in by the lovely scent...

and then we visited this place and fell in love with the wine pup...

and then it was time to venture into the forest...
we were received by the care-taker of the property and let into the guest house that was far beyond our expectations!


a river runs behind the cottage leading to a lake surrounded by little patches of snow...



the cabin is 2 br and 2 baths but of course we stayed in the master together...

the next morning we got up with the sun and celebrated our bed heads...

and then started the journey home passing rushing rivers and tiny waterfalls...

and sleeping vineyards...

and the most daffodils I've ever seen growing all over the place...

and then there was this tree... I find it completely mesmerizing. Once bold and proud it now stands alone among it's own branches as it goes back into the earth where it began...


and though it rained almost the entire trip everything was bright and beautiful and once again the California that is now my home did not disappoint.

Sweet sister!
What an amazing 24 hours! My face still hurts from laughing, I am still humming the songs we were singing and I'm fairly certain there's still a few cows on high alert out there! Thank you for an unforgettable sister road trip!

Love you!
Lacy

11 comments:

Jamie said...

What a wonderful trip!!! Road trips are the best and yours looks absolutely fabulous!!!! I leave for a road trip this Thursday. Love 'em!!! WooHooo!!!!

Marizee said...

Okay, so you captured it perfectly!! What a fun, fabulous time!! I still can't believe it's been 10 years since we took a road trip. We're fun - we need to do that more. LOL!

It was so great to see you and Cliffy. Thanks for always being such fun hosts! Next time we'll have to spend a little more family foursome time for Brian's sake. Love you sweet sis!

Marizee said...

Oh!! And by the way, some of those photos were mine!!! Like the general store one and the tree one with the speed limit. I don't totally suck after all at taking pictures!!!

Mary said...

(Yes, Marizee, good picture taking.) That looks fanciful. The cabin looked like a mansion as far as cabin's are concerned.

Looks like fun.

homemade grits said...

oh man. aren't sisters the best? this looks like such a relaxing and glorious time. sometimes i think you look a lot like (i'm gonna butcher this) melina kanakerdes. do you know who i'm talking about?

Lace said...

Looks amazing & that last picture is gorgeous! Beautiful ladies!

I had to come visit from LA's b/c your blog name is like my blog names cousin... LacyLike & Lacey in Love :)
Your blog is lovely!

Kier's Serendipity said...

Looks like you had a marvelous time! Great pics!

E. Charlotte said...

Wow! I love your photos! What a great way to blog about your adventure. Sister road trips are the best too! I've had many of my own. :)

Mary said...

And, btw...did you guys plan the color coordination?? LOL - probably not.

Missy Culpepper said...

Sister trips are THE BEST! This makes me want to go on another one! So glad it was amazing for you. I liked the puppy and your bed heads the best :)

wishful nals said...

wonderful photos. looks like a terrific trip!