That time last week when husband asked “Where do you want to go for our Anniversary dinner”

…so I said “Oohhhh, I have an idea!”and he said ” Great Idea.. let’s do it!”

So for one of the very rare moments in our long, loving and traveling union.. we were spontaneous.

First, I cannot say enough about Hawaiian Airlines. The moment you step on plane, you are in the Islands. On a 5 hour flight it really works. Any extra Aloha you can grab is worth it.

A Weekend in Hawaii at the Four Seasons Ko Olina.

This beautiful resort is tucked inside a cove that has a breakwater that creates a pure white sandy beach beyond compare. Seriously the most perfect beach I have been to. Yes, That is a floating cocktail bar! #fsoahu

The resort itself is underwent a 60 million dollar renovation, it does not disappoint.

Our Darling kids lei’d us with fragrant floral wedding flowers upon check in. The Four Seasons is a wedding destination and watching a beautiful beachside wedding is a great way to reminisce about our own nuptials.. just a short time ago it seems.

Mendocino County, California #ApplelyEverAfter

A perfectly lovely weekend drive up the coast with great friends…to a picture perfect wedding of the son of more great friends….in a storybook Apple Orchard . Congrats Mike and Olivia Reis…and proud parents.


The Toll House Inn in Booneville. Our two night home away from home. Whole house is rentable…no tvs…but loads of board games and well located.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1751097

The views, wineries, micro breweries and peaceful locations in this beautiful Anderson Valley are extrordinary. We had never been here in the many years we have lived in Northern California. Near Ukiah California

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g33203-Activities-Ukiah_Mendocino_County_California.html

Area is flush with fun things to see and do.

Wonderful friends…and mother of groom glowing on wedding day.

La Jolla, California

We so rarely get to Southern California and considering its a mere hop, skip and jump from home, it truly befuddles me as to why.This weekend was all about Love at the Beach as the daughter of good friends tied the knot overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. As the wedding was Sunday night we took full advantage and flew in Friday afternoon and out on Monday.

Stayed at the very historic and remarable La Valencia Hotel ( AKA THE HOT PINK)in downtown La Jolla. Hotel is celebrating 90 years full of kings, movie stars and common folks. Its a must stay in town.

Saturday was great as the brides family hosted 100 plus guests to the San Diego Zoo along with lunch at the Treetops Restaurant and bus tour. The day long pass allowed us to stay as long as we wished and see as much as we could. Temperate climate in late September but still warm.


Great fun. Sunday was relaxing and wedding was perfection as sun drifted into the sea.


Beautiful couple surrounded by loving family and friends. A perfect start to many happy years.