Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away

 Sometimes it's impossible to understand the weight of the every day until you've unburdened yourself from it. For me this is done a few ways: exercise, Blogging, sitting on my patio in the morning drinking coffee... just the 'me' moments that help ease the stress of real life and all its challenges. But I don't think I'm alone when I say that those tactics are child's play compared with flying somewhere new. When I was in San Diego two weekends ago for a wedding- the very first night there (Thursday, August 16th) was nothing short of blissful. The Boy and I dressed up for the travel (though somehow in the rush of the airport, I didn't take a picture of this!) and enjoyed a two-hour flight South next to each other on the plane. He played on his iPad and sipped on Gin and Tonic. I had a Ginger Ale, a glass of wine and read "Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl". Though he grew tired of me constantly interrupting his game of Angry Birds to read aloud excerpts of Ms. Frank's entries due to sheer fascination (Sidenote: Have you read that book since it was assigned in middle school? I wanted to read it again with grown-up eyes. So glad I did.) I think he very much enjoyed our journey. And so did I. Especially because upon landing I was welcomed by a gorgeous beach, family, friends and genial air.
Wine at Acqua with The Boy and Juan. Is this not the way to live life? Because I'd say so. I may or may not still wear Jellies...

Views from the Mission Bay Hilton - It was 100+ in Portland the day we left and a cool 85ish in San Diego

Happy Hour is from 4-6! Is there alcohol in this? Oh God Honey no! What kind of Mother do you think I am?

Just happy as a pair'o'clams

Juanito

When he gets really excited about being somewhere, he starts explaining the elements... such as this Sunset...

Stepmom, me & Dad at Mission Beach

Can I just move into that dome?


 And all this relaxation was just the first night... oh why do vacations have to end?!?

Happiest middle-of-the-week to you!
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16 comments:

Kate Sparkles said...

Your photos are beautiful, it all looks so relaxing!

I've re-read Anne Frank's diary a few times as an adult, it speaks to me even more now than it did in my early teens. It always makes me sad because I think her and I are so alike and how terrible it is that this ordinary teenage girl who cut out posters of movie stars and fought with her mother had to spend her teen years in hiding before dying way too young. I don't know how you can read it and not want a more peaceful world. I actually went to Anne Frank Huis in Amsterdam a few years ago which just made it all the more real to me, that I can't believe I live in a world where this happened not so long ago but racism and genocide continue to this day. (Sorry to get all serious on such a lovely holiday post!)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Kate Do not be sorry! You are speaking my language! I love discussing things like this- the Annex is a bucket list item for me :) Very much want to go.

Erika said...

Hooray for jellies! I still remember in 4th grade when I begged my mom for a pair of the ones with the little heels - oh, how I coveted those!

I'm so glad you had an amazing time in San Diego, Caitlin! And congrats to your friends on their 'I Do's!' They couldn't have chosen a more beautiful location to exchange vows!! :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I love that you caught your boy's excitement and explanations in that one picture. Too funny. And cute skirt! That little dome chair you're sitting in looks SOOOO inviting! I can just picture sitting in one of those on a patio on a warm summer day with a nice breeze blowing through, glass of wine in hand. Oh it just would be perfect! I hope the rest of your trip was as great as the first day!

Pat Hatt said...

Looks very relaxing and not at all taxing. But I suppose we have to deal with lifes crap to appreciate the down time. Otherwise if all we had is down time it might get old quick.

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I haven't re-read Ann Frank yet, though I have always thought I should. I remember it being a pretty eye-opening read as a kid so I bet now I'd even take more away from it.

Your vacation photos are so great, it looks like such a fun, happy, relaxing time!


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Naghmeh said...

ok these photos are stunning, especially the one of the sunset <3
I love your outfit and that Mean Girls reference! I haven't read this book yet but maybe some day I will it sounds very much like an interesting book. I know what it's about but I wasn't in Canada in middle school and back home we didn't read these books for school!
But I think I'm going to start reading Anna Karenina first since that has been on my to read list for a year now haha
xx

Panty Buns said...

The photo of you sitting in that basket-chair looks like it's right out of a movie. I love that black blouse you were wearing off the shoulders. I saw the photo you took mid-air out the window of the airplane and posted on Twitter (via Instagram?) - great view! The photos water and the sunsets are beautiful - I can see why you wouldn't want it to end. The Boy looks great and happy as do you. Happy middle of the week to you too.

Lindsay Kummet said...

Where is that skirt from?!!?

Bravoe Runway said...

I love San Diego! You look like you are so comfortable in that wicker chair, sipping your cocktail. I am so envious of your fabulous summer :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Lindsay: Hey girl! It's an ollllld skirt from Old Navy in like 2008, I actually think it's a Maxi but it shrunk so now it works as a skirt instead, ha :) Your pic is so cute ps!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Pretty photos as always! I was reading your comment above, & I so remember the Old Navy maxi dress, I had in the orange-pinkish color. Wicker chair is awesome, San Diego is awesome, I so wanna live there. The photo of the boy, great photo! & Jelly sandals, I had pair of pink once that I wore in grade school like every day.

& next time your in SD, you MUST go to La Jolla, you will love it. & OMG, no I didn't see MJ, but on the car ride there I was telling my family that she lives there, the funny thing was that my dad knew I was talking about the Kardashians.

Kristin W said...

These pictures are beautiful! That vacation looks amazing! Just what I could use right about now. You're so right, absolutely nothing compares to the feeling of flying somewhere new...I live for it.

Ocean Dreams said...

Glad you had a lovely time - love your pictures and it looks so amazing!!

Kara said...

Girl, this post makes me incredibly jealous. You look beautiful, relaxed and happy!! That dome chair is the best freaking thing ever!! Sounds like an absolutely amazing trip - booze, a great book and people you love? Pretty dang magical.

Islandia Lane said...

I so want one of those dome chairs - awesome.

and yes, can we just always be on perma-vaca?