And thus begins the recap of our anniversary trip. here’s the deets from day one, saturday may 19th.
we started the trip off right with some starbucks and mcdonald’s egg mcmuffins and hash browns. pretty much our necessary ingredients for the start of every road trip, ever. it took us about 7 hours (we stopped a few times) to get to santa barbara. we checked into our hotel (the INCREDIBLE Hyatt Santa Barbara– definitely highly recommend it!) and we walked into our room, only to find out that his uncle (who works for the hyatt) had gotten us a suite! there was a beautiful balcony with the greatest view of the beach, and it was the biggest room i’d ever been in. amazing. walked on the beach (right across the street from the hotel!), where we saw a wedding, and of course reflected on our own wedding one year ago. caught happy hour at the hotel bar, where there were actual cocktail peanuts(!) i was quite excited about that. bars never have cocktail peanuts in real life! worked out at the amazing fitness center. got our first “turn down service.” complete with truffles on the pillow! relaxed on our balcony with our dessert (complementary strawberries and chocolate!) and some pino noir.