Early Anniversary Trip to the

April 25-26, 2009
If all goes as planned, our 2nd wedding anniversary gift for ourselves will be our own
home :)  Needless to say, we have been and are going to be even more busy this next
month finalizing the contract and packing and moving, so we decided to take an early
anniversary trip to the beach.  We drove west out I-10 to Santa Monica then north on the
PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to Malibu and ate lunch at Ralphs (nicest grocery store I've
ever seen and they make great sandwiches!).  Then we drove north to Leo Carrillo State
Park where we stayed for a night.  The campground was busy but the nearby beach was
peaceful and we took a few nice walks admiring the scenery and birds... also the talented
surfers, windsurfers, and kite surfers.  On Sunday we ate breakfast then drove the
length of the famous and beautiful Mulholland Highway which travels east to west along
the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.  We stopped and walked around
the Paramount Ranch where many well-known Western TV shows (including my and Todd's
old favorite "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman") and movies have been filmed.  We had a very
enjoyable weekend away, but not too far away, from home.
Someone set up a teepee at the campground...  why not?
Don't mess with the Marshall, I hear he's mean!
Scenes along Mulholland Highway
We had fun seeing all the Corvettes, Lamborghinis, Ferraris,
etc. that were out driving this road on Sunday...
Yep, our Jeep was outclassed for sure!
Paramount Ranch
More about Leo Carrillo State Park

More about the Santa Monica Mountains NRA including Paramount Ranch

Our One Year Anniversary Trip

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