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California Love

With all our new year smack talking, pet photo taking, and supposed media center making, you’d think we could have been a bit more on the ball with our California sharing. So let’s take a queue from Tupac and get on with it, yeah?

To celebrate two years of marriage, my man and I fled the Windy City for the Sunshine State, flying into San Francisco, out of San Diego, and driving a shiny, white rental in between. Instead of a whole lotta yadda yadda, we think photos really say it best (and better than we could). Just click the first image or any thumbnail below to view the gallery. Believe us when we say we picked our tops – there are a few hundred more we’ll spare you.

We kept our promises – eating our weight in avocados, spending a (starry, starry) night in a yurt, and playing on beaches, in the zoo, and under blue skies the whole time. You California folk have it pretty alright.

Anyone else in the middle of a vacation planning frenzy? Who else is ready to get out of the cold and into some sun? We’re not there yet, but give us a month and we’ll be yearning for our Caribbean honeymoon, take two.

  • Susan @ Jubilee Furniture - January 18, 2011 - 8:32 AM

    Wow – amazing photos! Love. Sigh. Long for sunshine. Warmth. To be so young. You two make me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - January 18, 2011 - 9:22 AM

    You know why we’re such good pals? Because you can spell avocado, and I can’t stand it when people F- that word up! xoReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 18, 2011 - 11:25 AM

      Jill – it’s a tricky one though! xo

      Amanda – We spent a warm, sunny week in Jamaica. It was amazing. Seriously. After all that planning, it was a welcome retreat!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelin Seybert - January 18, 2011 - 10:03 AM

    Your pictures are awesome! I’m so excited you tried In-n-Out. I could eat it everyday!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda- Hip House Girl - January 18, 2011 - 11:00 AM

    Those are deeeevine (as I sit here shivering at my desk).

    We actually are planning a vacation- our honeymoon! We pretty much have no clue where to go. Any tips?ReplyCancel

  • jodi - January 18, 2011 - 11:15 AM

    terrific photos!! but, man, that panda one is SCARY.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 18, 2011 - 11:26 AM

      Jodi – Agreed. But that’s part of the charm, no? (Or perhaps a tribute to all the scary movies we love to watch.)ReplyCancel

  • Kalli - January 18, 2011 - 2:52 PM

    Your beautiful photos remind me all the more why I love living in California! We’re going through a warm spell these last few days, but I’ll shut up about that now so you don’t hate me.

    Lately I’m dreaming of an Australian (after things dry up down there) or San Diego – Baja Mexico roadtrip.ReplyCancel

  • Renee - January 18, 2011 - 3:36 PM

    Your photos make me wish I could pack up my things and start again… Somewhere warm, with sand, salty air, and year-round sun. Oh Chicago, you make me sad during these gray days. Thanks Vargo. California, it is. Perhaps my next sunny trip?? Or move??ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House - January 18, 2011 - 3:38 PM

    Great pics!

    I <3 San Fran! We went this time last year for a wedding/vacation but it was way too short (and cold&rainy). We only saw the Pacific from across the street, up a cliff and under an umbrella, haha. So we're dreaming about going back, or going to Seattle. Or both.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea B - January 19, 2011 - 10:10 PM

    Lovely pictures. I really enjoyed the playful perspectives!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel - January 20, 2011 - 1:26 AM

    I love California. Just seeing you guys admire this place make me proud! Thanks for visiting. =)ReplyCancel

  • Sara @ House Bella - January 22, 2011 - 1:36 PM

    It looks incredible! I am VERY ready for some time in the warm sun, but we don’t get out of winter until May around these parts. …I can still dream!ReplyCancel

  • amy - January 22, 2011 - 10:29 PM

    Best vacation photos ever!ReplyCancel

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