A Day in Monterey County, California

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Oh, Carmel by the Sea… even on the coldest of days in the middle of summer, you are still just stunning…

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The Paraiso Vineyard

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Our friends, Grace & Casey, were such great hosts.  They took us to this beautiful vineyard called Paraiso to start our “Week of Wine” off with a bang!  The pictures do not do it justice, this place had some incredible views.  Oh, and we made a new fur-friend, JD!  As long as he wasn’t slobbering all over our wine glasses, or chewing on the cow hide rug, or biting people as the came through the door… he was quite adorable. ;)

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**If you are in the Monterey area, we highly recommend having brunch at this truly unique spot called 1833.  The chicken and waffles were killer!**

And I want to take a moment to give a much deserved “Thanks” to the entire Merritt family for being so welcoming and hospitable.  Playing with all the kiddos and enjoying family time with you guys is always such a treat.  We can’t wait to visit again!  Here are some photos of their sweet family:

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We love you guys!


Did you miss us??

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We’re back!!!

And oh my goodness… we had a heck of a time.  There’s so much to write about, I really don’t even know where to start… plus I’m kind of in a wine induced coma.  Add that to extreme exhaustion from the trip, and you have a girl who’s just ready to pass out and sleep in very late tomorrow morning.

I will organize all the pics and start posting parts of the trip soon!  Right now it just feels so good to be home.

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P.S. the pic above was taken by my sweet friend, Grace, in Carmel.  It was FREEZING!!!  But still so, so beautiful.  Can’t wait to share the rest!