Friday, July 19, 2013

Road Trip!

This was one of those banner birthday years for me. I'm having a hard time saying that I've reached the, ahem, big 6-0. See, I can't just write the number normally. My family and dear friends gave me a surprise birthday party a few weeks before my actual birthday. To say the surprise was a success would be an understatement (see happy surprised face). I honestly had absolutely no clue.
My daughter suggested that as gifts people could give gift cards so that I could go on a road trip with some girlfriends. What an awesome idea, and I owe so many thanks and gratitude to all of those people who so graciously contributed to my "trip fund." It was awesome, because I received gas gift cards, a hotel gift card, lots of food cards and some cash that pretty much covered my entire trip.
I just returned from my trip. It was such a great trip. But, I'm blaming that large know, the big 6-0 one, for the time it is taking me to recover. I've needed a nap every day since I've been back as I'm so tired!
We drove as far north as Monterey, and had stops in Solvang, Seaside, Monterey, Carmel (17-mile-drive), Highway 1 to Cambria, Santa Barbara, Mission Viejo and home to San Diego. I couldn't have asked for better travel mates. Each night at the hotels we played our favorite card game.
Prior to the trip I tried my hand at my first actual vinyl projects. I designed our trip logo in Photoshop, then took it into Illustrator and converted it to an svg file. I cut the vinyl with my Sizzix Eclips, and applied to the cups. We all used them for water the entire trip.
These were really fun to make. I will definitely be making more vinyl projects.
Here are a few of photos from our trip. This first one is on the 17-mile drive in Carmel.
 This one is on Highway 1 on the California Coast. See that bridge? Well, I'm afraid of heights and bridges, so to have come across that baby was quite a challenge. But, I lived...go figure!
 And, these are my girls. They are the best!
I hope you all have great summer adventures.
Blood Orange Margaritas from Bubba Gumps Rule!

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