Friday, 13 March 2009

Four weeks tomorrow...

Four weeks tomorrow I am going to be getting on a plane with N to fly to California. I am so so excited!! N's uncle and family live in Orange County and N's cousin is getting married so we are going on a little adventure. We have two days in San Francisco and then we pick up a hire car and drive down the coast stopping off in the Big Sur for two nights to stay in this...


... it's a yurt! Which is essentially a big round tent! Just look at the view! It may be a bit chilly in April but it comes with a gas stove inside for keeping toasty warm. It's part of an eco-resort where there is no mobile phone reception and there's a central shower block for washing. Want to see what they look like on the inside? Okay...



*Photos by Treebones*

It's enormous! So much fun!! I can't wait. Our next stop is Paso Robles further down the coast and slightly inland. Paso Robles is serious wine county and we are staying at a farm/b&b - we are going to visit a vineyard or two and also Hurst Castle at San Simeon. After this we plan to make a stop in Santa Barbara for a night (accommodation to be decided). Then we are making our way to the villa N's parents are renting for the week near Laguna Beach to meet up with his parents, grandmother and brothers (the brothers are doing their own separate travels in the week leading up to the wedding). The wedding festivities last a whole weekend and then we have one last night and two days to ourselves to check out LA, I think we are going to stay near Santa Monica as this seems to be quite close to the centre without being in the city.

I'm so so excited I can't tell you! We need to crack on and get our last two accommodations booked asap though...

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, so exciting. V. jealous though, I lived in California a long time ago and would very much like to re-visit... You'll have to tell me all about it on your return.

Being Brazen said...

ENJOY!!

I lived in Orange county for 3 years and it was interesting.

I loved seeing the Heart Castle and that area of California. Take loads of pictures.

The Cwtch said...

Ooh I'm so excited! Any tips of good places to visit would be mightily appreciated!