Big Sur, California

The BIG SURprise

On a Thursday Rob sent me an email that said he had a surprise for me on Saturday. I normally HATE being surprised and have to know EVERYTHING that’s going on. Even as a child I’d snoop into my Christmas gifts or raid my mom’s purse for receipts before my birthday. But since my weekends are pretty wide open now, I let Rob take me for a surprise ride and didn’t put up a fight. I didn’t find out what we were doing until I sat in the car. And to my delight, I pulled out a piece of paper from the glove department to discover that we were going horse-back riding on the beach in Big Sur! I think I smiled the entire drive there.

The drive was absolutely beautiful. It felt like we were on the coastline of some exotic island:

We stopped for a quick picnic in one of the parks in Big Sur.

Then we went to the stables! We signed up for the “Afternoon Delight” tour, which took us riding through the redwoods, colorful meadows, hills, the Big Sur river, {poison oak} and last but not least – the beach!

Thumbs up {again}!

My stallion ;)

I’m glad my horse liked to gallop a lot – I couldn’t stop laughing!

It was the best day. I’m so in love with California weekends! 
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  • Reply Heather May 13, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I think I may need to add this to my summer bucket list!!! It looks so wonderful :)

  • Reply Cheryl May 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Yes!!! You must do it!

  • Reply Julie May 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Thank you for the comments on the blog. We are trying so hard to remain hopeful! I am also loving the guitar. I really like that I am starting to learn a few songs.

  • Reply Sis May 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    How fun!!!

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