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Easter at the Beaches April 26, 2011

Filed under: California,Family,Travel — Kelocity @ 6:41 am
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We woke up Easter morning and discovered the EASTER BUNNY CAME!!!!!!

Maybe he was impressed by our mad baking skills? Either way, he left lots of goodies for us! We were SUPER excited! PEEPS!
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The four of us had reservations for brunch at the Madonna Inn.
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It’s famous, but not for the reasons you’d expect in a renowned restaurant/inn. You’ll just have to trust me. The entrance to the restaurant looked like this:
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And our table for brunch looked like this… actually the whole restaurant looked like this… Pink Pink Pink.
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But the food was pretty good.
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Drinking Pineapple Juice from a goblet is just plain fun if you ask me!
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After breakfast, we drove up to Cambria and did a little antique store window shopping.
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It reminded me of New England, everything was so cute!
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We found s store that had all homemade rocking chairs. We spent a fair amount of time testing them out.
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When I was little, my parents used to take us to flea markets and antique stores ALLLLL the time. I kept getting deajavous.
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Wait, That’s not an antique!
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And neither is THAT! That’s the year I met Irving and graduated high school! Whaaa? Now I feel old. haha
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The highlight of the day was finding a box of old postcards from the early 1900s. Janie and I spent almost an hour reading through them. Did you know the price of a postcard was only 1 cent from 1900 til 1945? Some of the cards were really funny and interesting. I’d love to buy a whole box of these and track down the relatives of the people and see who they are. That would make for a great documentary, don’t you think? Some of them didn’t even have addresses, they just said “Mary Smith, Philadelphia” and I guess the postman just knew where they were! My, how times have changed!
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We drove back down the coast to Morro Bay.
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Check out this pimped out golfcart!
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We had a snack (croutons and cheese from Pea Soup Andersens!)
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Morro Bay is famous for this huge rock in the bay.
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Also on the drive, we saw one of the California Missions in San Luis Obisbo. There are 21 total in the state. It was right near Cal Poly University. I love college towns. Everyone was outside drinking coffee and reading.

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When we made it back to Avila, we had dinner at Fat Cat Diner. This was our view while we dined!
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I drove back to LA solo on Sunday night, and Irving stayed an extra day to play some golf. Yesterday, he took the train home and I picked him up at the station.

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What a great weekend. It felt like week long vacation, so relaxing and fun. Thanks Jake and Janie! See you soon!


8 Responses to “Easter at the Beaches”

  1. Monica Says:

    Oh my goodness, that is the perfect Easter! I love Cambria and have always wanted to stay at the Madonna Inn. The room themes are so cool!

  2. Mama Gaga Says:

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend! We love that area! And the Madonna Inn! We stayed there one year on Doug’s birthday. Epitome of kitschy. 🙂 There’s this place called The Cracked Crab in Pismo also that is ‘da bomb!

  3. I would have believed you were in New England! I really want to go visit there.

  4. Janie and Jake Says:

    It was a fun weekend! Today we are doing a four mile hike on the coast, over by Diablo Canyon. There are so many things to do here…

  5. Amanda Says:

    You just went to all of my favorite places! I love the Madonna Inn, Pea Soup Andersen’s and Morro Bay! What a fun trip!

    I graduated in 2001 too. We are NOT allowed to be old!

    • Kelocity Says:

      I have to go back to Pea Soup and get some real fresh pea soup. 🙂 So pretty up there! Can’t believe it took me 7 years to drive up there!

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