“The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.”

I love that quote by Isak Dinesen. Especially after just having returned from a spur-of-the-moment road trip with our little crew, where we spent a few days at the beach. If we could live close to the beach, we would jump at the opportunity. But who wouldn’t?

One of my favorite nights from our trip was when we grabbed bean, cheese, & potato burritos from Pedro’s in San Clemente for dinner, and watched the sunset. That’s right. Bean, cheese, and POTATO. Nom nom. It exceeded my expectations, and now I’m drooling over my keyboard.

While we were in the drive through line, Dave asked me to take a picture for him of this sign. And then he totally photo bombed it.

Best bumper sticker

I love San Clemente. I’ve loved it since I was a teenager when one Saturday my sister and I went to watch my Dad run in a race. That early morning I was exposed to one of the best beach cities (and lots of cute surfer boys) that exists. I’ve loved it ever since.

I never get tired of watching the sun set at the beach…

…especially when I’m with my favorite people. Dave is experimenting with growing his beard out (feel free to cast your vote in the comments – yea or nay?).

I loved watching Inez play in the ocean.

My Gwenie girl is growing teeny freckles.

The wind kicked up so I bundled Olive up. This is a rare site to see Olive in anything besides a “pretty dress.”

I had to showcase our mexican blanket. It just makes me so happy to put it to use at the beach (where it belongs).

I couldn’t get a good picture of Clara since she doesn’t stand still longer than half a second. And this picture definitely reflects that – great light and setting with a busy baby that won’t look at the camera.

I can’t post about our trip to California without mentioning some favorite people of ours, James & Melissa. James and Dave were roommates at BYU, and all four of us were in the same singles ward. They were our gracious hosts while we were in California, and were so nice to let us and our crazy kids invade their home for six days! It was even their 10th wedding anniversary on this day! See? Nicest friends, EVER.

The girls had a lot of fun collecting rocks and playing in the water. This is their James & Melissa’s daughter, Natalie, with Inez (I didn’t get any pictures of their other two kidlets).

Our impromptu trip was over before we knew it and now we are back home. Little does Dave know, but I’m already planning our next trip back.

More photos & blog posts to come about our trip!

  1. Melissa

    Pedros might have to become a tradition. Why does my chin look like jay leno’s in this picture?

  2. Holly

    Melissa, I don’t think it’s similar to Jay Leno AT ALL. That smile of yours to me is of pure happiness. And I vote yes for Pedro’s to become a tradition.

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