Weekend Escape to the Ocean
We escaped to Pacific Grove this weekend.
This is written with my Iphone. We’ll see…
The weather is gloriously cool here. I say that, because compared to the 95 degrees we’ve been sweltering through this week, it actually feels like fall here. And I love it!
When the B&B called early Saturday, to offer us a cancellation, we tossed a few things in the car and drove down.
The town of Pacific Grove is adorable. It’s filled with Victorian buildings and charming restaurants. Side streets wind up and down steep inclines, giving many of the cottages, either a peek or a view of the ocean.
By the time we got to the bed and breakfast, the sun was just beginning its decline into the Pacific. We wandered and explored until we finally caught a glimpse of the Ocean. We could smell the salt water and hear the roar of the waves, but seeing it was stunning.
The next morning Lucy lead us to the beach.
While Mr walked the shore, Lucy and I sat near the crashing waves and just breathed it all in.
A few minutes later, tears began running down my cheeks. The bliss I felt in my heart just needed to overflow, and it leaked from my eyes. The majesty of it was overwhelming.
I looked over and spotted this lady, wearing a wet suit, sitting in lotus position, meditating. Pure bliss!
My wardrobe for this trip was very simple. I packed:
2 pair of Eileen Fisher, slim ankle pants. These are my go-to pants that I wear several times a week.
Two white T-shirts from Target.
My denim jacket.
My ZnO Sun wrap by Coolibar.
My Eric Javits hat with 50+ sun protection. I’ve had this hat forever. It’s been crammed into suitcases and handbags for many years and is a favorite.
I wore my super comfy Bernie Mev shoes. I bought these after seeing tons of women wearing them last summer, on my cruise. They may not appear super chic, but they’re really comfy! And that’s what this weekend was all about!
We are heading home in an hour and I’m sorry to leave the ocean behind.
Does majestic beauty have that sort of effect on you?
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What a perfect place to get away, Jen. I’m always inspired by the ocean. Your pup is adorable!
You should have come visited!! Next time come to our house for dinner!! I am going to check out those shoes…I too cannot believe you did a post on your i phone…very impressive!!
I’d love to come for dinner. I didn’t know you were down that way! The shoes are terrific!!So comfortable!
I’m just impressed you typed the whole post on your phone!!! Wow! Also like the ocean (for us in Michigan, it’s the LAKE) – the pants, and the shoes! Might have to get me some of those!
I love lakes too! just being by the water is fabulous!
First of all! You look amazing! RELAXED, REAL and BEAUTIFUL!
I have not been able to comment much within the course of the past few months, but I have been here to tap the motivation that I needed to stay the course. If only I could return to you what you have given me.
We are so blessed to have you our blog community.
Now headed over to Eileen to check out those pants. Her clothes are so comfortable and forgiving!
I adore you Lynne. We are blessed to have you and your inspiration to read!!
Your Lucy needs to come visit my Beckley. Anyone who owns a Yorkie, or is owned by a Yorkie, is a friend of mine???
Lucy is a Norwich Terrier. She looks a lot like a large Yorkie, but sturdier. She’s an absolute doll!!
Love PC, Monterey and Carmel also,hoping to make a trip down there also. Didn’t know you are I. The Bay Area also. Love you blog
Thanks Judy. We had a great time. I love it there. Where in the Bay Area are you?
It looks so beautiful and peaceful there. Love your pics, especially of you meditating.
That’s not me meditating. I came across her sitting in the surf in her wet suit! I meditated on the sand!
Ah Pacific Grove is a magical place. All kinds of harmonic convergence going on, all kinds of revelation in the light. Love the woman yogic in the surf.
I loved it there. She was pretty awesome. Then stood up, pulled a dress over her wet suit and walked away!
Looks like you really enjoyed yourself. I appreciate that you look casual but not frumpy-dumpy. I disagree about the shoes. I think they look great – and Lucy is adorable!
Thanks Alicia. I may buy another pair of those shoes. They don’t hurt my bunions!!
Yes it does have that effect on me. Like last night sitting in the garden watching the glorious moon and realizing I’m a part of such a miraculous universe. Love the woman sitting in the surf. One can only imagine the effect that would have on one’s meditation. Consciousness amplified.
That’s what I was thinking too. I watched a wave knock her over, then she just sat back up and kept meditating.
Who cares how YOU LOOK!YOU ARE ON VACATION……………
IT was a bit WARM IN THE HOOD!!!!!!!
It was gloriously cool down there :))
Jennifer oh yes, being at the ocean or even the lake is so majestic to me and makes me in absolute awe of the earths glory! You look great and so glad that you had fun!
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Being surrounded by majestic tress does the same thing to my spirits! I love it.
Sounds a very relaxing trip. Mr Him is an apalling photographer too so i sympathise. I’m sure you looked fab the whole trip.
Tripod and timer is the only way to go but I don’t travel with it!
I think there is nothing more relaxing than the beach with low crowds. Looks amazing. And sounds so tempting.
Jennifer, So Happy you got away. Sounds wonderful. Pacific Grive and Asilonar Beach are two of my favorite spots! You look chic as always.. Hope you have a good week. xo Kim
I wish I could just live right there at Asilomar!!
Love those spontaneous escapes, especially when you can add the seaside. Yes, it looked absolutely magical. Your travel attire is perfect!