Monday, April 20, 2009

California Dreamin'


We're back from a fabulous vacation in Southern California!! I had never been that far west and just loved every minute of the trip (it went by much too fast!). We started in Santa Barbara and made our way down the Pacific Coast Highway to Orange County! We got to catch up with some friends and see some beautiful scenery...and taste some excellent wine!!

Here are some highlights:


Sunset in Santa Barbara...it was incredibly windy (I kept blaming the Santa Ana winds) and COLD but it was BEAUTIFUL.

Wine tour in Solvang and Los Olivos. The picture below was taken at the tasting room at the Koehler Winery.


Roblar Winery...by far the most beautiful.


Any Sideways fans will recognize this spot:


Quick tour of Pepperdine University...how do these kids get any studying done with views like this?!


Lunch at Moonshadows in Malibu...made infamous by Mel Gibson's drunken rant. The views are amazing...right on the Pacific Ocean.




Had to stop by UCLA where Jake tried his best to get into Pauley Pavillion...he had to settle for a picture with the Bruin instead.



Santa Monica pier:

Beverly Hills! I'm the creepy creepster hiding out behind the sign.



Rodeo Drive!


Hollywood Walk of Fame


The Pacific is COLD!


Dodgers Game!


Good friends:

And good food (Sprinkles Cupcakes & In-n-Out Burger):

Hopefully I'll be back in the kitchen soon! Preferably making lighter fare...did I mention Sprinkles and In-n-Out burger?!

3 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Love your new blog design! And you are in such trouble - we live in Santa Barbara! We were just in Solvang & Los Olivos last weekend & 2 weekends before that! I know Roblar Winery too! Glad you had a great trip though!

Christie Stump said...

We LOVED Santa Barbara! Jake was ready to move to the West Coast! I have no doubt we'll be back so we'll definitely look you guys up! We weren't really there long this time...just did the wine tour one day and headed out the next!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hah! You went to In and Out Burgers. I love it! Glad you had such a fun time.