Saturday, November 26, 2011

Laguna Beach

What a wonderful week it has been!  It all started with Robby taking his vacation week during my week off for Thanksgiving.  We went to Laguna and Disneyland and loved every second.  Seriously, I know we get to do a lot of fun things, but this was perhaps one of my favorite trips ever.  It was so beautiful and relaxing and put us in the holiday mood.

If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting Laguna Beach, you must put it on your list of places to go.  It's special to us because it is where we were engaged (see picture #3 - that cove was where Robby asked me to be his wife), where we honeymooned, and where we would splurge on anniversary trips.  Going in November is the way to do it because hotels are much less expensive and the town is not too busy, although just busy enough for you to know it is a fabulous place in both summer and winter.

Some amazing things to see in Laguna:
1.  The beach and the coves -- there are many of them, and they all require a little hike down, so you feel like you are in another world
2.  Alta Laguna -- we stumbled across this by accident, a high point from where you can see everything (see pictures #6 and 7)
3.  Peppertree Lane -- this is just a cute little alley built around an old historic building and (you guessed it) pepper tree that has an amazing gelato place!
4.  Tons of incredible homes in the hills -- there's a reason why Laguna Beach was a popular reality tv show...everyone loves to watch the lives of the rich and famous!
5.  Fantastic shops on the main street
6.  Art, art, and more art (we just window-shopped) -- Laguna is actually known for its artist community
7.  Pageant of the Masters and the Sawdust Festival are summer attractions
8.  A huge old fashioned candy shop called the Candy Baron
9.  Laguna Nursery -- awesome and so much more than just plants!
10.  Disneyland--not in Laguna, but close enough!

Snow at Disneyland!
Sleeping Beauty castle all lit up
The cove where we were engaged :)
Dining at its best
Enjoying Starbuck's with a beach view
The view from Alta Laguna
This looks like a National Geographic shot, right?
On one of our drives where we ooed and ahhed the incredible homes
Buying a gorgeous oregano at Laguna Nursery
Running into our friend Andrea at Disneyland!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys had a blast in the Southland! But, what I want to know is how many pictures were taken with the 10sec timer remotely, and how Rob is able to make it look like a 3rd party takes all the pictures ;-)

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