Happy Monday, everyone!
It feels good to be finally getting back to normal around here (both in reality and virtually), but man, vacation is a wonderful thing. We were lucky enough to be back in Northern California visiting family for over a week. I had planned to keep up with the blog at least a little, but once vacation hit, it just sorta seeped into my veins and wouldn’t let go. But I’m back now!
We spend most of our time in Cali just relaxing with our families, and I just may have hit up the mall + local shopping just a few times. It was nice to be back in suburbia for a bit to give my wardrobe a reboot! While we were there, my parents were remodeling their bedroom, so we also did our first DIY headboard project. It seemed a little daunting at first, but once the wood was cut, it was actually a pretty simple process. I’m hoping to try again on my own this summer to share more of the process with you.
Here’s the end product–isn’t it gorgeous?
We also headed to Bodega Bay for a glorious day at the coast. It was my first time seeing the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean (or really any ocean for that matter) in over a year, so I was pretty much giddy with anticipation. But before we took the road to the coast, we had to make one little detour to one of my favorite places in the entire world: Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone. The fougasse was warm right out of the oven with gooey cheese, mushrooms, and garlic. It’s pretty much what I would imagine food in Heaven tastes like.
See this excitement?
After gorging ourselves on bread, we headed to Bodega Head for our ocean view and then headed back down to the harbor to check out my brother’s boat.
He took us on a little tour of the harbor and even the open ocean (check out instagram for a video!). I thought about chaining myself to the pier when we got back, but alas, we had to head back home.
We flew back last Monday and what started as a nice travel day (doing laps around the Sacramento airport to get in my 10,000 steps before the flight), turned into the travel day from Hades.
We left Sacramento at 12:40 and landed on time in Chicago at 6:00 local time. I had tried my hardest to avoid booking our flights through Chicago, but it was the only option for that day. We were supposed to leave at 9pm, but got delayed to 9:40. It was snowing lightly, but I figured that it was Chicago, so they would be prepared for it, right?
Wrong. We finally boarded the plane at 10:30. Take-off time? 12:30. Yep, we sat on the plane for 2 hours waiting to be de-iced. We had flown out of Charlotte, North Carolina and had expected a late night, but with our bodies on West Coast time, we figured it wouldn’t be a problem.
However, we actually touched down in Charlotte at 3am and proceeded to get off the plane and down to baggage claim, only to find that the entire airport was shut down, and we were locked in. Seriously. After waiting around for 15 minutes, we finally found a security guard to let us out to get our bags.
Which meant after getting our bags and taking the bus to the car, it was 4am when we left Charlotte and then 6:15am when we pulled into Blacksburg. Welcome back to Virginia!
But now, our bodies are finally adjusted back to East Coast time, and we really can’t complain with the fabulous vacation we had. And at least we have a good travel story to tell now!