Friday afternoon the hubs and I hit the road to sunny Santa Barbara for a special weekend celebration–the 10th wedding anniversary of our good friends Anna & Mason. Because sipping champagne and half marathon training don’t really go well together, I got up early Friday morning to tackle my first long, training run. Friday was supposed to be a rest day so the run was more of a 7 mile slog, but it was nice to have it behind me before the start of the weekend!
Unfortunately for my tired legs, the weather was too perfect not to do a hike on Saturday. We indulged in sleeping in but then got our butts in gear and trekked the 45 minutes up to Inspiration Point. I had heard it’s a Santa Barbara classic with spectacular views–I now know why so many of you recommended it the last time we were there! I snapped this photo looking back on Inspiration Point from the pier yesterday, which is almost as beautiful as the views from the top.
Saturday night’s anniversary festivities were held at the stunning San Ysidro Ranch. The venue was amazingly beautiful and the decor like a lawn party at Restoration Hardware, my favorite home store ever. We sipped sparkling wine, shared an incredible meal (including the best mac & cheese of my life) and danced under the stars until our feet couldn’t take any more. It was so fun being able to celebrate Anna & Mason who were just in Italy for our wedding three months ago! After this weekend, I’m already looking forward to our tenth anniversary celebration/2nd wedding. Only 9 years and 9 months to go!
Oh and as promised, a photo of my new bangs! They do require a bit more work in the morning but I think they’re a fun change for Fall.
What fun did you get into this weekend–any parties, hikes or training runs?