For Liz's birthday we hijacked a catamaran dubbed the Double Dolphin for a gorgeous sunset cruise. The evening weather was perfect and the Modelo was flowing from the make-shift bar on the lower level, tended by a 17 year old. I totally recommend this activity for anyone visiting Santa Barbara - it was 2 hours of stunning views, with a bar, and the freedom to move around the boat freely. Plus there were tons of dolphin and seal sightings - and depending on the company you take, you just might get to hear imitation seal sounds!
Billy and I took advantage of a great LivingSocial deal for 2 nights in Cambria on California's central coast for our 4th anniversary. Luckily our friends, John and Maren, were able to join us on the small town adventure. The drive from Santa Barbara took about 2 1/2 hours and we stopped in San Luis Obispo because it was of extreme importance that the guys to catch the 2012 Euro semifinal match between Germany & Italy (too bad Germany lost!). Cambria is like 20 minutes south from Hearst Castle (which we toured and is insanely exquisite) and it's a super small town full of art galleries, wine tasting rooms, a sweet ale house, and Mozzi's Saloon. Let me just tell you about Mozzi's Saloon... this is definitely where the locals go - not the locals who have quaint summer beach cabins, but the locals who live in the apartment above the bar... which is very small and must house at least 10 barely literate adults in their 50's. It was like being in the twilight zone, one of them couldn't read or write, one was a self-proclaimed beer-whisperer (yes, beer speaks to her), and one told us about the burning phantom who shows itself every morning by the creek. I sat talking with a lady for close to 2 hours, but naturally got up a few times to go to the bar or restroom, and apparently she never stopped talking (as I was later informed) and told Billy that I should be a psychiatrist because I basically solved all of her life problems. I guess that's flattering, right?
In staying with the rules of Bachelorette Weekend Etiquette, I fear I am unable to elaborate on the infamous weekend in San Diego, CA. My sincerest apologies.
A massive congratulations to one of my BEST FRIENDS who married the man of her dreams this July. The wedding was amazing and completely full of love. The 2 families are traditional Catholic Italians, so it makes sense that the party didn't end when the reception was over and that the guest favors were homemade limoncello shots. There was a large fountain on site (practically a pool), and, yes, Scottee and I did jump into the fountain still dressed in our bridesmaid frocks after our limoncello taste. Hey! A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! Just keeping it real!