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Petoskey: A Photo Diary

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Exploring Petoskey

I forget how wonderful Northern Michigan can be with its quaint towns and clear water beaches. We made the trip up north for Labor Day weekend where I got to escape the heat and enjoy layering up in 60something degree weather. Truly delightful. Petoskey is a town I’ve visited a handful of times over the course of my lifetime, but not enough to recall the cute shops and restaurants. It has a sizable, walkable downtown area that we spent hours wandering. Read More »

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Last Stop: San Francisco

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Bay Area Exploring

We spent the last two days of vaca in San Francisco waking up at the ass crack of dawn to beat the crowds and the traffic. We walked through the ancient forest of Muir Woods, drove through the winding mountains and hills, grabbed breakfast in Sausalito and drove back over the Golden Gate Bridge to share a sundae at Ghirardelli Square, coffee at the Mill Cafe, tour the Ferry Building and check out Oakland. Read More »

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Monterey & Carmel

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Folktale Winery

After staring at sea otters at the Monterey Aquarium, my mom and I drove out to Carmel to visit Folktale Winery and Vineyards. This was after we ate the most delicious breakfast earlier in Carmel at From Scratch. So much good food on this day of the road trip!

Day Drinking

There’s really nothing more delightful than a quiet afternoon of day drinking in the sun. I’m not a fan of loud noises, dark bars and usually drinking anything alcoholic, but this place was so beautiful. It resembled a french chateau with views of the mountains–and the sparkling rose and truffle oil fries were so tasty. I can enjoy a drink every so often when I can sit in the sun like a cat and unwind. Read More »

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Big Sur and Beyond

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To Big Sur

My mom and I got up at 4 a.m. pacific time en route to Big Sur. With last summer’s fire and recent landslides, our trip to Big Sur wasn’t what we originally planned. We tacked on an extra hour to get there and missed out on some spots I was hoping to see, but there was still plenty of great views! We even spotted a sea otter, my mom’s one hope this trip. We traveled as far as we could into Big Sur and stopped to see our first Redwoods before spending the day in Carmel/Monterrey and staying overnight in Santa Cruz. Read More »

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