I started this blog just a few weeks after my wonderful trip down south to N’awlins (aka New Orleans), and since I did not travel anywhere this past weekend I’m going to take y’all back to my adventure in the bayou.
I’m not even exactly sure how this trip got started, but my dear friend Hillary and I were discussing our love of traveling and how we’d love to go to New Orleans. (I went there when I was around 7 years old with my mom, but I don’t remember too much of the trip). Well Hillary’s aunt and uncle live there, so she asked them if we could visit, and before I know it I’m booking a flight and planning my trip. Since I had President’s Day (Febuary 20th) off work already I took just a couple more days off, and we began planning to go that week. Well unbeknowst to us, that also happened to be the week of Mardi Gras. So not only was I getting to go to New Orleans, I was also getting to experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Check that off my bucket list!
Welcome to the bayou!
Tags: bayou, BBQ, beads, beignet, Bourbon Street, Cafe Du Monde, French Quarter, gators, Honey Island, Jackson Square, Magazine Street, Mardi Gras, Mother's, New Orleans, Oak Alley, parades, Plantation, Spring Creek, St. Louis Cathedral, streetcar, swamp
Tucked amongst trees and below the Pacific Coast Highway, I found myself in the beach front town of Cayucos, CA this weekend. My long-time friend Gina and I opted to take a mini road trip up the coast of California, and wound up halfway to San Francisco from Los Angeles when we arrived in Cayucos. Gina currently lives in Santa Barbara and I drove up Friday night to visit her for the weekend. Since I’ve been to Santa Barbara several times already, we wanted to explore new territory. My mom had read about Cayucos, a charming beach town three hours north of LA, and told me to check it out. And this past weekend just so happened to be their annual Sea Glass Festival. Seemed like the perfect time to travel to Cayucos.Gina and I left Santa Barbara at about 10am on Saturday, and though we hit some highway construction that delayed us a bit, we arrived in Cayucos about 12:45pm. It was a beautiful drive, with alternating views of the ocean and then winding roads through mountains. It was a clear sunny day in the upper 60s. Fairly nice weather for coastal California north of Los Angeles.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller
I’ve been wanting to start a blog for years, but I never took that leap to actually commencing one. The goal of this blog is to document my travels throughout the world and my adventures within my new home state of California. I love discovering new places and traversing new lands. Traveling is one of my greatest joys in life and it’s like an addiction for me; when I go too long without traveling I grow agitated and I long for my feet to take me somewhere new. There is so much to discover, learn, and see in this world, probably too much for one lifetime, but I strive to visit as many places as possible. I hope you will enjoy my documentation as I seek out adventures near and far. (And I also hope to remain a consistent blogger so bear with me!)