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california wedding.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

california!
california!
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california!
James+Christine
california!
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I know this one is past overdue, but better late than never right? Back in August Jed and I took a flight out to L.A. for my brother's wedding. At first I was a little hesitant about California, never have been there myself before. But it turned out to be beautiful and really a lovely place! Jed and I really liked it. And as cliché as this sounds, the weather was fantastic!! If you live in the Midwest, you know what a big difference there is, especially where humidity is concerned!

The actual wedding took place at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Wow. What a gorgeous place! The wedding ceremony was small, really sweet and lovely. And after the wedding we all went down the the reception area in the park. Beautiful view! The sun was shining and the weather was just right. Only one problem... I forgot to put on sunscreen and it didn't even occur to me how detrimental that would be! Little did I know I'd get fried that afternoon and come down with a mild fever that evening. Oh, well. You live and learn! I'm hoping I've learned my lesson.

The next day Jed and I decided to drive out to Santa Barbara. I was still feeling a little under the weather, but I was determined to enjoy the rest of the trip! We loved it there! Everything was more peaceful and beautiful. We spent the day walking around and sitting under palm trees in the park. On our way back we stopped by a small, almost deserted beach. I really wanted to swim, but with that sunburn it was not happening! The water was a bit too cold anyway, so we just splashed around. The sea air is so different from what I'm used to! I loved it!

Since visiting California, I've changed my mind and decided I really do like it there. Only I think our next trip will have to include some redwoods.

The fifth picture from the top (my brother and the bride) by John Allen. Take a look at more of his photos here.


4 comments :

  1. what a beautiful location for a wedding. i love that coastal stretch of california.

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  2. As a California native and resident I am so glad to hear that you loved your visit! I love Santa Barbara, although I've only been there a couple times myself. The old homes around the down town area are so charming!

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  3. Ah, next time, do the drive north on highway 1 - you'll get to the redwoods, and (my opinion) the stretch from Big Sur northward is really beautiful. I think the north end of Marin County at sunrise was some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen. Or you could always visit us out here in the NW and see LOTS of redwoods - and other evergreens =)

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  4. oh yum - we love bagels.
    Here's my blogged recipe, if you're interested in another take:

    http://thriftathome.blogspot.com/2011/05/bagels-are-easy.html

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