A bit late, but sometimes it just feels like too much to go through all the photos and post them. See our honeymoon. Wait you can’t see it, because I never posted it. Because I took like 1,000 photos and can’t get it together to go through them. BUT honeymoon album is on the pre-baby list so maybe I’ll end up posting them before February. I did post some lovely Australian seed pods…
Now on to the trip where we eat our way through the bay area and take pictures of menus to prove it.
First stop, dinner at Full of Life Flatbread for our first anniversary dinner. Man, it was good. And beautiful on the porch with the sun going down.
Then up the coast in the winding dark to Big Sur, where we stayed here (SO CUTE) and ate our wedding cake my mom had be saving in her freezer since last year. She packed in into a cooler for us to take on our trip because she’s such a good mom and I have to say, it was pretty darn delicious. Some traditions are kind of cute.
Had breakfast at Big Sur Bakery as planned…
And saw a flock of wild turkeys in the early morning.
Then we drove north on the coast through Carmel and Pacific Grove and stopped in Monterrey.
The jellyfish are clearly the coolest thing at the aquarium.
And made it to San Francisco where we proceeded to eat and walk around the city.
Seriously enormous sandwiches at Tartine. Why is this not a published fact??
Chanterelles and eggs at Boulette’s Larder.
And some of their lovely cookies and spices.
As you can see, the taking of photos has started to slow. In Napa I barely took any. But I do have a few to PROVE that we were there.
Ubuntu was completely deliciously amazing. I would consider flying up to Napa for the weekend just to eat there.
The French Laundry, if I’m being honest, was a great experience but I’m not sure it’s worth it if you’re eating vegetarian. It was delicious, especially the desserts. My god, the desserts. But when the table next to you is eating lobster poached white truffle infused filet mignon, and you’re delicately savoring 7 mushrooms (delicious mushrooms to be sure), it’s hard not to feel like one menu should perhaps cost less than the other? Now I’m going to culinary hell, but I think honesty is best. And I’d have appreciated reading such a review before we went. So there you have it. I’m glad we went, but we could have also had a lovely new coffee table instead.
I do have to make special note of the butter cookies they pack up and send home with you. OMG. omg. Perhaps the most delicious little morsels I have ever tasted.
Also of note: Solage. It was such a perfect place to stay and relax and do nothing. We swam laps in their huge pool in the morning, took spin class, dipped in their mineral pools, had a spa treatment, and read in the sun. Definitely worth the splurge and they were so so nice.
Kay, that’s it. Our trip. It was great and now we’re in full on nesting mode.