Last week #teamsawyer was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Northern California. The Chef had to work the entire time so the minis and I headed out for an adventure. Two kids, one mom, one convertible. FTW.
Here is what we did:
- Point Lobos State Park is an amazing state park that is considered the "crown jewel" of state parks. The minis and I ended up spending about five hours watching scuba divers, hikers, and seals enjoy the California coast. We found a secluded beach that we buried each other in the sand and chased birds at Bird Island. The trails are ever changing, beautiful, and easy to hike with kids.
- Earthbound Farm Stand was a total surprise stop for the minis and I. The Chef went to the farm in the morning for a press breakfast. The minis and I skipped it but the name popped in my head after our big hike at Point Lobos. I googled it, dropped the top, and drove to the stand. The Earthbound name is well known in our house as we are a primarily organic family. The farm stand is simply adorable. There is a great children's garden and the food is simple and good. There is a salad bar made up of all Earthbound Farm's organic lettuces and veggies, a daily panini option, and grilled cheese for the minis. We took our lunch in the children's garden and had lovely afternoon.
- Souvenir…A French Apartment Shoppe We spent an afternoon walking and shopping the streets of Carmel by the Sea. The girl and I skipped ahead while the boys were in a knife shop and found ourselves in this adorable Parisean inspired shop. The store owner took one look at Lou and had to give her something sparkly. Lou walked out with a sparkly letter "L" and I ended up purchasing a super long French locket.
- Carmel Beach is stunning. I think Carmel Beach will probably end up being the reason #teamsawyer relocates to Northern California. It's filled with dogs, people, clean sand, and a crystal blue shoreline. It's a great walk with kids because the beach is home to more seaweeds than you will ever see in your life. The Chef had a blast discovering and sharing seaweed stories with the minis.
We had a blast in Carmel and it was easy to spend the day enjoying it's beauty. Kids had a wonderful time and really enjoyed every aspect of our time in Carmel.