Last summer we went on two roads trips. One to Park City, Utah and the other to a tiny town on the California coast called Summerland. We skipped Utah this summer with our big move and all, but we’re heading out to Summerland. First we’ll stop and visit my 89-year-old dad in Palm Desert. Then head to a Vrbo near the beach.
We’ve stayed in this house for a couple summer vacations. I’m not worried about COVID because it’s just the two of us. I wish our kids could join us as they have in the past, but with my son’s surgery, he’s not allowed to travel. And my daughter is working.
We’ve spent summer vacations since my son was born on the California coast. That’s because the weather is so inviting. Palm Springs and Scottsdale are both hot! I can’t wait for an ocean breeze. The beach vacation is my favorite part of the year. I think a change of scenery and weather will be motivating.
Where is your favorite place to vacation? Are you a mountain or a beach person?
I prefer the mountains. I get bored with the beach pretty quick
I like to read at the beach and swim. We spent a few years going to the mountains for weekends. I liked the cool crisp air.
That looks beautiful!
I wish we lived closer to the west coast. It is lovely out there. We’re very close to the Great Lakes here, but not near any mountains.
If I had to choose, I would pick the beach. I love walking on the beach every morning, listening to the ocean, and enjoying the feeling of being near water.
I love my morning walks too. We used to be an hour and a half from the beach. Now we’re about 8 hours away.
Summerland (what a great name, huh?) is so nice! We’ve only stopped there for lunch and a walk around but your cottage looks lovely. Have fun!
Oh hell…beach person. That is why I live on the Gulf Coast. Wait…that is not fair. I am a warm weather freak, I am just lucky Florida is here so I can enjoy both. California does not offer me the same comfort because it cost more per sq ft.
Florida is a much better deal than California.
Californians would disagree, but we both know the advantages Florida has over California. For instance, when we turn on our water faucets, they actually work.
Hmmm….I like to see different places, I like convenience, and I don’t cook or clean on vacation. Destination is less important the journey
We do cook on vacation when we’re staying in an Airbnb. But we manage to go out a lot too. That’s an interesting take that the journey is more important than the destination.
I’ve seen some beautiful places, but the best stories are also about the experiences…
Absolutely. Someday we’re going to explore more. We’ve always vacationed close by trying to escape the 120 degree heat by mountain or beach getaways. We go for an extended time, but my husband will work remotely for a bit.
Yeah..I get wanting t9 be out of that heat!!!
It’s probably similar to winters where it’s freezing. You get trapped inside.
Cute house and has an awesome view! I hope you have fun. I’m both a beach and mountain person. The nice thing about Lebanon is that the beach and mountain are only 2 hours away. However, I don’t get to go out much because my husband is a homebody. Plus, with the fuel crisis in Lebanon, my trips are further limited.
I’m sorry your trips are limited. When we lived in Palm Springs the mountain and beach were one and half hours from our home.