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No one reminded me that yesterday was Sister's Day! I found out late in the evening! It was one of my sister's wedding anniversary. So, in honor of those two things, I thought I would re-post this popular account of our sister's retreat last year. I've been hoping that we could do another on this year, but with the pandemic going on, I don't know if it will happen. As I reviewed this post, it makes me hope it happens even more!
I have 4 wonderful sisters. I love them all dearly and one thing I have wanted to do for a long time is go a sister's get-away with them. Unfortunately, one of our sisters passed away unexpectedly a few years ago. Since that time we have all felt a longing to hang onto each other a little more tightly. So, when my sister Carol's children gave her a get-away trip with her sisters for her birthday, it was the perfect way to get us started at taking time to be with each other! THANKS CAROL'S KIDS!
The plans for this trip all came about very quickly, so it required some quick planning and organizing on all our parts to make it happen. Our youngest sister wasn't able to make it happen this time and we really missed having her on the trip with us. But, the three of us that did go had so much fun that we have promised her that we will plan another trip a little farther in advance so that she can make arrangements in time.
Our trip was to a coastal town in California called Cayucos. Our hotel was right on the beach! It was amazing! Since I live in Arizona, that meant a plane flight for me. Here is how I made it happen as inexpensively as possible:
The Plane Flight:
We stayed at the Shoreline Inn in Cayucos. The sliding back door of our room opened up to this gorgeous view of the ocean. When they say shoreline, they mean it! We were right on the beach and it was wonderful!
The first day that we were there, the weather was beautiful and we saw a large pod of dolphins! The water was like glass, with only tiny, near to the shore waves and it was easy to see the dolphins jumping and swimming and enjoying themselves. It was amazing! Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me, so you will just have to trust me that it was a fantastic sight!
While we were there, we drove to neighboring areas of Morro Bay, Pismo Beach and Cambria. The views were beautiful and we ate some wonderful seafood at various restaurants. I was in heaven, eating salmon and shrimp!
As you can see in the picture above, on our 3rd day, the fog came in and the waves started getting higher, too. I found quite a few shells that were in perfect condition and this funny little picture in the sand, naturally formed by seaweed.
My sisters and I had a great time staying up late laughing, crying and talking. It was a wonderful trip and I highly recommend to everyone that you take some time to spend with your sisters, or daughters or close friends. It was a great way to relax, recharge and reconnect. I can hardly wait to do it again!
Speaking of sisters, last year my sister gave us each this necklace to celebrate our sisterhood! You can order similar ones at this website.
To read more about gifts that give twice, go to this post.
Mother of 3
11/13/2019 03:03:15 pm
That sounds wonderful! My mom and I were just talking today about a "ladies"getaway next year. My mom, myself and my two sisters are planning a 4 day stay at the beach together and I am already so excited. I really hope it works out that we can all make it.
8/8/2020 04:06:41 am
I'm so glad you got away with your sisters, Helen! It sounds like a lovely trip in a really beautiful location. It really is important to enjoy our times together when we are able to. Thank you so much for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!