Our babymoon last week was as sweet as they come. We are fortunate to live only about two hours away from California’s beautiful central coast. Dillon and I packed up his dad’s toy hauler RV and headed west to spend 6 days camping. His grandmother has shares at a Pismo RV spot, so we really lucked out and didn’t have to pay for much besides food and gas.
We didn’t really plan this as an official babymoon, it was more of a getaway vacation for us, but since I happened to be 6 months pregnant at the time, I’m calling it our official babymoon. I don’t really have many pictures from our 6 day getaway because I didn’t carry my purse or anything around with me. Thankfully Dillon always had his phone with him (possibly had something to do with that new Pokemon game…) and snapped a few pictures of our trip.
We went kayaking in Morro Bay one day. Well, to be honest, Dillon did all the work. I just plopped my pregnant butt down and tried to conserve my energy for the rest of the day. Mattie Girl sat in the middle of the kayak.
Across the bay there’s a small beach we like to stop at and play a bit. Mattie clearly LOVED her new toy.
There’s a Thai restaurant in Morro Bay we adore — they have gluten-free curry and a dog friendly patio. So it’s pretty much a guarantee that we go there at least once when we visit the coast. The rest of our days were filled with a lot of sweet, simple activities mixed in with some much needed rest for Dillon — (this teacher has non-stop rest June, July, and August! Woot Woot!!) — but for Dillon this was his break from work.
I’ve told him he needs to rethink his decision of not becoming a teacher. We could travel like this all summer long.
The RV camp we stayed at was great walking distance away from Pismo’s downtown and pier. Dillon would ride his bike in the morning to grab a cup of coffee at the cutest coffee shop called The Orange Cat Cafe.
It was so wonderful to spend time with Dillon before the baby comes. Since I don’t have many more pictures from our getaway babymoon, I’ll list a few memories.
- We took our niece to San Luis’s drive-in theater to watch The Secret Life of Pets. LOVED the first half. Not sure what happened or who took over the writing for the second half…
- I got to baby talk a bunch with my sister-in-law. She just had her baby boy.
- We walked a TON. And it felt so good to get my pregnant body moving. It is too hot where we live to go out on walks during the day, so the 70 degree weather was so refreshing.
- We went to San Luis’s farmers market — it’s a pretty big event and it did not disappoint. I bought some amazing peaches and mandarins and… 4 gluten-free donuts. The fruit was more satisfying (real food always is) but it’s so cool to find gluten-free donuts!
- Dillon, the family chef, cooked a crab boil and we had family over to share the meal.
- I didn’t wash any dishes last week! We paper plated it all week and it was fabulous.
- Normally, I hate watching TV on vacation, but we did RedBox Miracles in Heaven and watch it in the RV one night. That movie is so good. Love, love, love it.
- Being 6 months pregnant, I did have to pee constantly on this vacation. I didn’t care what any public bathroom looked like, if I had to pee I had to pee. Dillon, watching me suffer, had a sudden new appreciation for his ability to pee discretely whenever he needed to. I tried not to glare with envy when he took advantage of that man perk.
- My heartburn also started to act up a little bit on this trip. When I couldn’t sleep or even lay down in bed, my sweet husband went on late night walks around the RV campsite with me until my food better settled. — San Luis also has gluten-free pizza and I may have over eaten it… YUM!
- Our RV spot doesn’t allow campfires, so we drove out to the dunes and had a couple fires. We had a fire on our last night there and it was the perfect way to end the week.
I couldn’t help but fantasize about what our next trip to the beach will look like with a baby in tow. It used to be just the two of us and then we added Mattie to the mix and some things changed. Mostly for the better. A little baby in tow will change our vacations for sure, but I’m thinking it will also be mostly for the better.