Back in July we took a roadtrip to Southern California to visit family. I don't know about you, but when I know I'm going to a new area, I rack my brain for places I've seen online or read and heard about and then figure out if I am staying anywhere near there. Maybe it's just me, I am a little OCD... For example, my list in Phoenix is very clear (I know no one in that area but could tell you great places to shop, lol!) and Portland and Seattle? I know at least 10 great places to shop and have never been to Portland and Seattle only once!) That and the fact that my iphone has amazing navigational capabilities made for great shopping on my roadtrip. Luckily my husband mostly cooperated. ;-)
But first, we did lots of this...
more La Jolla... playing with the hipstamatic app
Last year we took the same roadtrip and I finally got to go to Urban Barn in Escondido. Swoon! I love, love, love this place! You must check it out if you are ever there.... here is their blog http://www.blogger.com/www.urbanbarn155.blogspot.com I have more pix from last year that are fabulous, but I can't get to my external hard drive. Here are just a few from this recent trip:
the most amazing doors. i wanted to take these home. wouldn't fit on top of my jeep.
terrible picture, but this amazing crusty old scale and the coral on it *did* find a place in my jeep. love it!