Not only did I get my husband home when I expected him to be gone all weekend, but Monday came and I'd forgotten that he had the day OFF. So we had an EXTRA day to play. What should we do? I don't remember the last time he had a day off that wasn't completely accounted for by a trip to San Diego or something. Do we spray paint frames... and take out dining table leafs... and set up garage shelves? Or do we get the hoo-rah out of here and do something different. That one, we said. That one.
We've always said we should go check out Idyllwild since it's just up the mountain from us. It takes just over an hour, and it's taken us like 7 years of living here to finally make it happen. But it was so charming and so worth it. Just enough left-over snow for Ross to have a snow-ball (eh... more like a snow-crumb) fight with the girls, crystal clear, cool air, and warm sunshine. They have the cutest little candy shops, an old vintage toy and soda-pop shop with all the toys we've forgotten we had as kids, and the greatest little antique shops... I could have hovered in them ALL day long, with the old music and the old books....I wanted to buy everything--- and then remembered I wouldn't like half of it when it created clutter in my house. Thank goodness for photos. You can have a piece of everything and store it all nice and tidy on your hard-drive. :)
But first, you can share it with the WULD! (said like a dramatic English woman... not a child with a speech impediment.)
Shaved ice for the girls... chocolate dipped icecream bars with toasted almonds for us... yum.. We bought the girls harmonicas from the "Remember When" toy shop. Thank goodness those things naturally harmonize... because we've been hearing their sweet music ever since.
And on the drive home... unfortunately the windy roads made the drive home HORRENDOUS for me. Now just looking at this photo makes me sick to my stomach. ugh.