Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekend Round-up: Easter Parade

This was a quick and fun weekend. After shopping on Friday, I walked back to work and we hit the freeway around 6:00. Thankfully no traffic on the drive down to San Luis Obispo. We got in around 9:30.

Up pretty early on Saturday morning for a trip to Farmer's Market and breakfast at Budget Cafe. This is my parent's weekend ritual. Rob and peeled off after to visit Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven in Arroyo Grande. Rob loved playing all the expensive ukulele's.

Back home in the afternoon, some family friends that were in the Peace Corps with my mother arrived for the weekend. We spent some time practicing music and looking at slides from Africa.

At 6:00, Rob and I drove out to Los Osos to see his sister and four nephews. Fueled by Easter Candy, they made an egg hunt for us, ate pizza and had a crazy frog techno dance party. Back around 8:30, we had dessert and talked around the dining room table until bed.

Up pretty early again on Sunday morning. Read the NY Times, made french toast with strawberries and decorated easter eggs with pastel crayons and dye. Rob and I went to Bishop's Peak to boulder for a bit. I had to wear my sister's old ridiculously huge skater shoes because I forgot my sneakers at home. All of California is in the middle of a greensplosion after the rainy winter; lots of buttercups and poppies.

To 7-11 for slurpees after climbing and then to the local market to stock up on Santa Barbara Salsa and Lompoc Tortilla Chips. Back at home, I made a pretty yellow centerpiece using wicker ducks and a smoked salmon puff appetizer. Easter dinner guests arrived at 4:00 and we had an egg hunt in the yard. Dinner of ham, yams, asparagus, fruit salad and sourdough rolls followed by excellent easter cake. Rob and I left at 7:30 and made it home through the deserted freeways at 11:30 last night. You can see more photos here.

3 comments:

hannah m said...

Oh, how I miss Bishop's Peak! I went to Cal Poly and there is nothing like Bishop's Peak in the springtime! Love those Seven Sisters!

Looks like a lovely weekend!

Nancyd said...

Love hearing about your doings. You always looked familiar & it came to me last night while watching "Emma" on PBS - Kate Beckinsale.

love.boxes said...

Fun Easter!