Monday, June 10, 2013

Avila Beach

After a fun little work opportunity I got to do Thursday, we spent the second half of the week in Avila Beach. Matt went to college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, so he has fond memories of the Central Coast. This is now my second time to Avila, and I'm definitely growing fond of this little town as well. 

We stayed at Avila Lighthouse Suites, and it's the perfect little place for a family. When we checked in, we were greeted with homemade cookies. That was a nice treat for Leah to reward her for being so great on the 2.5 hour drive. Every room here is a suite, so we were able to put the crib in the living room area, and Matt and I didn't have to worry about tip toeing around after we put Leah to bed. The hotel provided a "pack and play" for a crib, but I will probably bring our own travel crib if we stay here again. We had an enclosed private patio which was great for Leah. She was able to safely walk in and out of the bedroom, and I could watch her from the room instead of hovering over her scared she'd fall through the railings or roam off. Breakfast was provided every morning, and it had a decent selection of food for the whole family (fruit, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, pastries, cereal, juices, coffee, and DIY waffles). Leah's always starving when she wakes up in the morning, so we were able to wake up and feed her rather than spending time figuring out where we were going to eat. The hotel is pretty much right on the beach, and it's across from the beach playground! It also has a little pool area. 

Sorry! We were too hungry to snap a pic of the BBQ!

On Friday, we walked to the farmers market and grabbed food and dessert. You can get amazing BBQ here! Leah has been a picky eater lately, and she ate everything we gave her! This made me love the farmers market even more! 

Saturday, we spent the first half of the day at Avila Valley Barn. This is a must see if you're in town. I will go into more details about it on tomorrow's post. After Leah's nap, we went to San Luis Obispo to meet up with a med school buddy of Matt's. We ate dinner at Novo Restaurant Lounge, which has a great outdoor seating area. We sat right next to the creek, and Leah was entertained by the ducks.

We had a great little trip here, and we especially loved having Matt with us for the past 2 weeks. We're definitely experiencing the Monday blues over here.

How was your weekend?

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