Saturday, September 16, 2006

Summer Vacation

This summer, Steve and I took a long over due vacation alone. We had not done this since our honeymoon and really had not left the kids but for a couple of over nighters since Jason was born. We went up to Santa Barbara for 5 days and left the boys in the very capable hands of our friend Rena, with the help of dear friends who took the boys on some fun excursions while we were away. We stayed at the El Capitan Canyon for a night where we enjoyed "camping" in a private cedar cabin and then followed it with three nights at the Oceana Hotel in Santa Barbara. We had a great time full of uninterrupted conversation, a couple of movies and really goo

d meals out. We visited a couple of wineries in Santa Ynez, went for a couple of bike rides and strolls along State Street. For any one who has kids, this is something so important to do. The best part was simply just having fun together and realizing what great friends we are.

These are some pictures from Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez.

The drive into Santa Ynez

The view from the trees in El Capitan Canyon

The Grapes of Wrath

Artiste Winery

The Hotel Oceana

The way home

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