{Dreaming of a vacation}

Every now and then I get a wild hankerin' for a vacation! I think it comes with the change of seasons. Sometimes a little weekend road trip will satisfy my somewhat of a little gypsy soul....but sometimes I just need a bigger trip. A longer trip. To somewhere other than Texas. I love Texas with a big big love, but sometimes I just need a change of climate and a change of scenery. Especially now that I've semi-learned how to use my camera on manual settings. I want need new memories to photograph!! I need new places to venture out to and of course new pretties to put on this ol' blog! 

California has been on my mind lately. Maybe it's because Katie at Keep Calm and Carry On just got back from CA and has been posting amazing pictures and talking about all of the fabulous places they went to. She posted about So Cal/San Diego here, about Laguna & Newport Beach here, Malibu and LA here, and debated whether they liked So Cal or No Cal better here. So naturally, I want to see all of the beautiful places myself. And take millions of pictures, of course.

My mom, 4 of my aunts and 5 of my cousins visited CA this past Summer for my cousin Mandy's (Selena G's mom) baby shower! I so should have went with them!!! The pictures they came back with were just amazing.

My cousin Selena G and Cousin Jessica (Selena's mom Mandy in the background)

I have been scouring Venere for hours, just looking at different options. Staying here, flying out on this date, coming back on such and such date. I love all of the options that it gives me, especially searching by budget! Usually that plays a big factor in a vacation!

I also love that it rates the hotels, shows the exact location, along with many photos. I love to look at all the different hotels and their amenities.

Have you ever been to California? Any must do things I should add to my {dream} list?


  1. I've never been to CA, but I've always wanted to go. Maybe someday! When I get bored I like to plan vacations that will never happen. They're usually to Disney, ha!

  2. What? You're related to Selena G?? How awesome! She is so stinkin' adorable..

    I've been craving a vacation myself. We have one planned for next spring, but I can't stand to wait that long! It's killing me!

  3. I am the same way, especially with seasons changing. I love traveling but every now and then the urge gets the best of me.

  4. How cool are you?
    Now I've got "Come and Get it" in my head ;)

  5. I'm such a dork & seriously struggle with keeping up with pop culture. I swear I just stared at that picture before reading the post thinking "I should know that face, why should I know that face?!?". LOL We're going to Cali next spring for my brothers graduation from Marines Boot Camp - I can't wait!!

  6. Ahh I am so excited we are going to Cali in exactly 10 days! We are going to Disneyland, LegoLand, Sea World and the beach - I am more excited than the kiddos. This is my first real vacation in years!
    You should plan to go at that time too, probably a little short notice though. Huh? It would be awesome if we could meet up though or you could take a vaca out here to AZ to visit me. :) xoxo


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