Sunday, February 15, 2009

We're Back!

Well we all made it back in one piece and I didn't have to sell my Son on the way there for being fussy. He was actually really good the whole way up and back. We made sure to have his DVD player going with his favorite movies with plenty of toys and bribery for the long trip up to Monterey. As for Aven sleep at night that is a whole other story.

Aven ready to go
It started to snow when we were going through the Grapevine, I was pretty sure our whole trip would be bad weather.

Finally it cleared up and was a beautiful drive the rest of the way. It's such a pretty drive.

We even got to see this beautiful rainbow on the way up. We tried to go search for the pot of gold but had no luck.

We arrived at our beautiful hotel and Aven had to try out the bed.


The room
View of the Golf course from our room.

When we got up to Pebble Beach we decided to do the 17 mile drive since it was so beautiful. We got to the gate where it starts and we got stopped. The guy said, "sorry the 17 mile drive is closed till Sunday because of the Golf tournament." He told us we would need to turn around. Turn around?? I don't think so! That's like when the Griswold's drove all the way to Wally World and it was closed. I told Johnny no way! I said GO...GOOOO...GOOOOO!!! So he took off and we went through anyway. I know it's probably not what we should have done but we didn't want anything to get in the way of our 1ST FAMILY VACATION. It was neat we were the only ones on the 17 mile drive except some golfers who were so kind to take a few shots of us.

The blimp before it crashed into the water...JK I almost thought it was.

We got back to our room and the lady at the hotel left us some fruit and a bottle of wine.

Sat morning we met my Aunt and cousins for breakfast. It was nice to see them I hadn't seen them since our Wedding and they finally got to meet Aven. After breakfast we decided to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium since Johnny got us tickets for free. We thought Aven might enjoy it. No, he fell asleep right when we walked in.

Jelly fish
More Jelly fish

Me with my Shark hat on. haha jk

He woke up towards the end so Johnny had to take him back to see the jelly fish :)

Cousin Eddie Hat
We went to eat Sushi after the Aquarium at the Fisherman's Wharf then walked around after. I think we sampled about 20 clam chowders but it was sooo good :)

Sat. night Valentines Day we were both beat from the day and not sleeping the night before thanks to our little angel :) We decided to get pizza from the local pizza place and eat it in our room. Not very romantic but the rest of the weekend made up for it. Only mistake about eating the pizza was Johnny decided on the way home he was going to pass gas and when I'd try and roll down my window he would child lock me.... MEN!! Hope everyone had a great Valentines Day!


Megs said...

How beautiful! I'm glad you guys had a great time on your little get away.

The Achee Family said...

How beautiful is that! I want to go now, and those Jelly fish are amazing!
My husband locks the windows all the time.. my excuse is you are making the kids suffer. lol

Courtney said...

Very cute pictures, glad you guys had a fun romantic weekend up until the farts on the drive home! Ben did that same thing to me on my bday last year MEN!!!!

shalay said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! Your little guy is sooo cute! I'll have to go to Pebble Beach sometime, I've never been.

Bridget said...

I can't wait to go to the bed and breakfast there! This time I'll leave the kids home so we don't ruin anyones honeymoon again haha! I still try to cook the recipes from that place but they don't turn out anything like when we stayed there:( Did you hit up any antique shops for me??? I bet the girls loved Aven. How could you eat sushi after looking at all those beautiful fish..glad your home:)Pretty pictures!

debbie said...

The pictures are so good. You all look really good in all of the pictures. I am glad you got to take Johnny there. That place will always hold a special place in my heart. John so loved that area. Can't wait to go sometime soon.

Loni's World said...

You are cracking me up with the Griswolds! haha that does suck. Glad you got to see it anyway.
The pics look great.

Aven looks too cute on that big bed. The bed looks huge, it looks like he is sinking in! haha

Tina Gallaway said...

I need you to tell me how you get all these cute backgrounds. I want to try to fix up my blog. Your pictures are beautiful looks like a great time. A vacation sounds good right about now :)