Carmel, Year 2

Frasier: I would like to nominate as the stupidest creature on earth: the one who awakens each day to drive through gridlocked traffic, to sit in a window less office breathing recirculated air, then returns home and collapses into a stupor, only to do the same damn thing all over again every day until he dies.
Norm: Looking forward to that vacation, hey Frase?
Frasier: You bet. We’re going to Maui. –Cheers

Here’s the long overdue recap of my second year going to Carmel with Match and his parents.

We had such a great time. We walked every day, and most importantly Match and I spent quality time together. We kicked back, we read, we explored, we vacationed.

Doesn’t this rock look like a heart?

We ended almost every night with chocolate, a little drink, and dominoes. We’re such 60 year olds!

One of the days we decided to explore Monterey a little bit. We hit up an outdoor mall to look for a dress for me for the reception dinner Future MIL is hosting for us to meet the out of town guests the night before the wedding.

Here’s the dress I found-isn’t it adorable? And with a gift card I’ve had forever and a huge sale the store was having, I bought my brand new dress for a whopping $13.45! Such a steal.

After my amazing shopping find we were famished. We stumbled across a sushi restaurant that advertised $5.99 lunches. We were skeptical but thought we’d give it a try.

Not only was the Teriyaki chicken lunch $5.99 but all of the sushi rolls were half price. It was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture. I can’t wait to go back!

We also explored Cannery Row and did the little touristy thing.

Here I got proof of my talents on an old school kissing machine.

Match practicing for his sheriff job. You can’t see it but he’s totally making the same face as the statue.

I think my favorite night was our last night there. We built a bonfire and sipped Irish Coffees.

Match’s parents and their pup on one side, me, Match and Monkey on the other. It was so relaxing listening to the waves and watching the fire. It was the perfect end to a wonderful vacation. Just think-next year Match and I will be there as husband and wife. πŸ™‚ I can already picture us going there with our kids someday. Nothing like a little beach weather as a natural baby eczema treatment. But not just yet. I think we have a few years left of it just being the four of us, or hopefully five when Match’s sister moves back to the states!



    I loveeee this! Looks like you had the PERFECT vacation! I can’t get over how the time you spend with Match’s parents and they themselves sound so much like the times L. and I have gone to see his parents in Santa Barbara. Isn’t it great when you genuinely enjoy being around the boyfriend’s/fiance’s parents?


    looks like so much fun. officially jealous! great dress!!!


    Sounds like you had a great trip! πŸ™‚ Love the pics and the dress is beautiful! And what a steal for $13!!!!!

    Glad you had fun!


    It sounds wonderful and mmmmm I LOVE Irish Coffees!!

    That dress is total deal of the day. VERY cute, lady!

    One of The Guys

    That sushi looks damn good. What a fun time. I miss those easy going-or not so easy going-times when we just did fun things all the time together. Things are still fun, but we seem to be on the kid’s schedule.


    Loved Cheers! Thanks for that little trip down memory lane.
    Your trip sounds great. That dress is incredible and I always admire a good bargain!


    LOL! The Cabooze! I’d like that in my backyard. Wait, I don’t have a backyard. Well, I want it anyway!

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