LAX on Memorial Day weekend …

is better than you might expect! Geof and I are sitting here on our way home from our 3-day Baja California cruise in celebration of Diane’s 40th birthday!!

and here she is now, holding the birthday cow in one of the many shops we browsed in Ensenada, before we headed off on our mountain bike tour of the San Antonia de Las Minas (not sure on the spelling) wine country — dirt roads, small farms, olive trees and vineyards.


We skipped the wine tasting (you should have seen the girl’s face that work at the winery — she was like "you’ve come all this way and you’re not going to taste the wine? what? We explained the overarching reasons and devoured her plate of bread, cheese and olive oil) The whole experience, including the pigs (took this photo for Paula)


was delightful, primarily due to the company!!!

not only did we get to hang out with the Smith’s, we got to meet and enjoy Diane’s college roomate (and husband) I adore Diane and Shannon is just like her!! It was just really, really fun and relaxing.
I need to travel more often with this man. Aside from being my favorite person, he is just really handy when it comes to hanging on to things like the ‘sea pass’ card that gets you on and off the ship, etc … I’m not the best when it comes to remembering details and keep track of things and so even a short jaunt like this reminds me what a lucky girl I am to have Geof in my life.
When’s the last time you saw a flag this big?

Trey and I are off first thing Wednesday morning — so tomorrow will be a whirlwind of unpacking and repacking and laundry and loving and playing with my kids, so I can leave again?!! My life doesn’t leave much room for pleasure trips — but I sure enjoyed this one.


  1. You guys are adorable Stacy. Glad you got to take a little time with your hubby. These moments are so needed.

  2. Jennifer B. says:

    I’m glad you had a fun trip – I’m looking forward to one of those myself.

  3. Crystal says:

    Sounds like you had a great time!! Yeah for long weekends that provide these opportunities. Have fun with Trey – I know the gals are going to love your classes and your talks!

  4. what a fun little getaway. sounds like you had a great time.

  5. aren’t cruises the best? years ago, i took a week-long version of your cruise – totally fun!
    and does that cow say “Happy Birthday to Moo”?! i love silly stuff like that!

  6. Sounds like you had an AWESOME time Stacy! Can’t wait to see you in Buffalo this weekend!

  7. looks like you had a wonderful time. thanks for sharing!

  8. Good thing you skipped the wine, it was really bad but then again I’m from the Napa Valley area and so I’m spoiled. Yes, those women gave me and my sister in law the same look. Glad you had fun. I really miss the LOM class!!!

  9. You look so TAN!!!!! LOL! and I love the pigs….wishing I could have one. So happy that you had a good time and good to have you back.

  10. Everyone needs a little R & R and you deserved that lovely weekend with your hubby and friends. Loved the pics!

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