Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cal: Day Two

We woke up in the morning ready to get moving. We checked out of the hotel and started driving south. Karen and I had leftover bread and the smoothest cream cheese for breakfast, the boys had McD's. We drove to Gilroy where there are outlet stores because T forgot to pack shirts and K didn't want him alternating between those two shirts for the entire trip. While we were looking in different stores H and I were able to do the impossible: We finally bought H some jeans. He has 1 pair of jeans right now and they are too short, but I really like how he looks in jeans. The trouble is that H thinks he looks fat in jeans, that somehow they accentuate a large, bulbous behind. Have I told you lately that when it comes to H's fanny, he is delusional? So we bought not just any pair of jeans, but some Levi's 501s. It is like H is just discovering the beauty of the jean and has to start with the basics. He ended up wearing them a couple of times on the trip and he looked really great in them.

After all that shopping we got ourselves down to Carmel. We arrived at the house around mid afternoon and it was gorgeous. Blue skies, green grass (14th hole on Pebble Beach) and the yard was looking amazing. Flowers in bloom, birds in the bushes. It was idyllic. We hauled our stuff in and I immediately went to the front porch to sit. This is the place I love best at that house, the porch. Okay, the kitchen ties for first, but for the perfect spot to sip something cool with a great view, you cannot beat the porch. We found out we had wifi access (yippee!) and checked in with email and stuff (and by stuff I mean our bank account). We played a couple of rounds of pool. I admit that T won both games, DANGIT! My competitive nature had a hard time with this. Then we headed off for dinner and to Trader Joe's. Originally we were going to make our own dinner on Wed night but it had gotten a bit late and we were kind of tired and didn't want to fix food, so we got dinner at.....drum roll please.....Chipotle. (Yes, Brittany, that was for you!) We had heard good things about Chipotle and they were all true. We loved our meal, so fresh, so yummy. And the guacomole was perfect!

We bought a bunch of food at TJ's, including a bunch of candy and sweet stuff and headed home. T put in a video and I promptly fell asleep, on the couch. H woke me up and off I went to bed and that ended day two. Sorry no pics, but our official trip photographer took over at this point and I am counting on her to get me copies of the photographs.

5 comments:

hyker said...

I don't think I have owned a pair of 501's since about 1988....It's not that I hat them... it's just that there is no waaay that this body can fit into those jeans. My legs are a little too stout for narrow jeans...I'm more of a "full cut" jean kind of guy. But good for H. He can rock it in those jeans for the both of us.

Brittany said...

hooray! you made it to chipotle! i'm so glad it was everything you ever dreamed of. i think i'm crying... yes the guac is good and i love their chips (though wyatt says they're too salty). sounds like a perfect trip so far. and congrats on buying h a pair of jeans. does this mean he soon will be owning two pairs of 501's?

mom/Janet said...

I've tried to make several comments to your posts and this stupid computer was out of wack. Sounds like you had fun. I'm glad you were able to get away. There's nothing like doing what you want when you want and that only happens when you don't take the children along. Make it a tradition. I missed you while I was in Provo. I went to campus several times and thought "I wish Jeanna was here" Maybe another time See you in April

Masters Of Disasters said...

I am so jealous that you got to go without kids, you lucky duck!!! my favorite spot is the porch too. I love the foggy days when you can get a blanket, and lay on the lounge chairs and read!! I so glad you had a great vacation!

Juliew8 said...

I never get to enjoy the porch because I have small children, enough said. I think you have put a desire in me that I have not thought of before, I need to get back to Pebble without my children. I need to enjoy these things at a slower pace. I'm glad you got to do this, you deserved a nice vacation before you take your kids on one.