Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday

Hi there!  How is your week going? We're in a bit of a cool down today, expecting only 99 after a day when the temps were at least 108.  Holy Pam Kitty on a spit!  I felt like I was roasting! I know that a lot of you had it worse, I'm talking to you Arizona.. but wow, we felt it yesterday. 
 
Earlier this week Bret and I went down the central coast to San Luis Obispo to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!  We had a great time hanging out, nothing fancy, just being away from the daily business of regular life you know?   Not going to lie there was some great weather there too, which made it even better.  We spent some time driving with the top down along the coast enjoying that feeling of being almost chilly! 
 
One of the crazy things we did on the spur of the moment was grab lunch at the Madonna Inn.  Its so pretty on the outside, and pretty crazy on the inside!!!  This is the only section that's pink, the rest just has pink trim in the front buildings.

Madonna Inn
 
The exterior of the remaining buildings is so wonderful.. Honestly, I'd love a house with those kinds of arches/pillars out front with shutters, wide  eaves.  It's so California Ranch to me.  And while the days of shake roofs are over for the most part, they're still my favorite. It was super fun.  If you want to kill some time be sure and head to the website and check out the rooms. And for some fun read about it here on Wikipedia.

Madonna Inn 2

We stayed at the Apple Farm Inn which is our favorite.  Much tamer for sure.  It's lovely, the grounds beautifully maintained and the atmosphere tranquil.

Apple Farm Inn 2


Apple Farm Inn
 
It was especially charming in the evening.  It was a relaxing time and we enjoyed it.  But of course it's always nice to be back home too. 
 
Hope the week is going well for you! xop

8 Comments:

Blogger priscilla said...

I love the Apple Farm Inn!! Wonderful place to stay. We come up from San Diego & stop there.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

Did you say 30 years? Wow. Someone said, "it takes a mighty good man to be better than none". So, I'm excited! We are building our shop inventory and today I think we are ordering all of Fog City Kitty and Pam Kitty Garden. I hope they are all left! Your fabrics are my favorites! XO

7:33 AM  
Blogger Sigi G said...

Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful places you visited and stayed at. That sounds like my kind of holiday too.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Sewgirl said...

Happy Anniversary! We will celebrate 25 in a couple of weeks, and are having a small party...your celebration sounds a lot more relaxed!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Freda's Hive said...

Wow how beautiful. Nice thing to do this time of year.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Live a Colorful Life said...

We celebrated our 10th anniversary by actually staying at the Madonna Inn with two other couples. We each had a rock shower, which was really kind of weird. Our room was so loud and gawdy that it was hard to sleep--the walls were painted in wide, VERY bright stripes. Think circus tent....

But it's fun to say that we have actually stayed at the Madonna Inn. And we were able to go inside the Fred Flintstone room--I think that's what it is called--the whole entire room and bathroom is rock.

Happy anniversary.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Elaine K said...

Happy Anniversary! What a fun little trip. :)

7:19 PM  
Blogger circle r motel said...

I've been inside the bathroom at the gas station for the Madonna Inn, but that's it. Sigh.

8:02 PM  

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