Birthday Weekend

Friday we headed north - sans grandkids - for a weekend celebration of hubby's birthday. 

The San Simeon beachfront hotel we've stayed in before was booked up, 

so we took a chance on the Sand Pebbles Inn on Moonstone Beach in Cambria.

Winner, winner! 

Gorgeous, comfortable room with a partial view of the ocean just across the street.

We had some great (and not so great) food,

 Elephant seals basking in the sun. These are the "small" males. The big guys come ashore beginning in November.

did a bit of sightseeing along the coast,

  Piedra Blancas Light Station. This was as close as we could get, unfortunately. 

bought a bunch of treasures from local antique stores,

 Can you spot the pelican?

and generally had a wonderful, relaxing time. 

 (Not so) grand canyon of the Pacific

Happy birthday to my sweetie. 

 Vintage VW car club 

I hope the next 40 years are as much fun as the last 40!

 Cayucos Pier for Sunday lunch