Hubby surprised me with a weekend at the beach in San Simeon, our room just steps from the ocean, with rocking chairs on our balcony and a wood-burning fireplace for ambiance. Very nice.
We've spent the day reading, walking on the rainy beach collecting tiny shells for the little girls, and enjoying surprisingly good food (and pie!) at the family-owned restaurant attached to the hotel.
Tomorrow night we're taking an evening tour of Hearst Castle, something I've wanted to do for awhile. Then home on Monday, with stops at antique stores in Cambria and pastry shops in Solvang. I could get used to this life!