Tuesday, July 8, 2008
A Relaxing Fourth of July!
We took several days up north at our beach home to spend the holiday with family. My sister, her husband and two kids joined us for some shopping, relaxing and eating! One of our favorite stops is Apple Farms. This cute cottage has the most unique boutique items. I love to shop all of the seasonal merchandise! Plus they have the best Blueberry pancakes! Yum! One this visit each of ordered the same thing! As the waiter took our order it was pretty much "ditto" as he asked each of us what we wanted! We went into town and shopped our favorite stores... Anne's is still there - but we MISS Porch, Home & Garden. My sister was bummed that owner decided to close her store last year. Porch, Home & Garden had beautiful traditional style accessories and furniture for the home. Plus they carried several style of "bunnies" which my sister collects. We went back to the beach house to relax in the sun. The Dad's took the
kids to Avila Beach to bogey board. Linda and I sat on the porch and read all the new People Magazine's that David's sister brought up. We feel we have caught up on all the who's who and what's what now. We went to Cafe Roma for dinner. Another one of my favorite restaurants in San Luis Obispo. Always enjoy a good glass of wine and a pasta dish! We walked into town as Thursday Nights are the Street Fair. It was packed! Lots to see and enjoy! Friday, the Fourth of July we watched the fireworks from Aunt Terri's roof top. Her house was knocked down and rebuilt. The third floor is a roof top to lay out on and has speakers that come out of the side walls! Fun to watch the Pismo Beach Firework Display from a warm roof top with old Rock N Roll cranked! "More Than a Feelin'" by Boston was one of the tunes playing from the I-Pod. The kids went down to the street to light sparklers.
Avila Farms is another great stop for fresh fruits, pies, breads, and cinnamon rolls. So gooey and yummy! We had a wonderful Fourth of July. Missed you Lauren. Next year we will plan a great Fourth of July for you since you missed the last two. Can not wait to scrap all my pictures we took. John, I want a copy of all of yours! I love the ones you took!