Friday, March 8, 2013

First family vacation...

We had a wonderful time last weekend as we ventured up to Ojai for our first family was such a beautiful weekend, and with easy travel to and from (minus one mini-meltdown each way), it really made it the perfect spot for our first little getaway with Ellie.  

We spent much of our time enjoying the gorgeous grounds of the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, where we stayed...nestled in the middle of a breathtaking golf course, rolling hills, an herb garden and lavender throughout; it is truly stunning.  Definitely a place we plan to go again...especially when Ellie is more excited about pool activities (she wasn't really sure what to think this time around!), and when mama has time to enjoy the spa!  

Our usual spot for breakfast and dinner...overlooking the golf course.

Our little snuggle bug


Clearly, I loooooved this gorgeous tree.  

We also explored the darling little town full of funky shops, a fabulous ice cream parlor, and a restaurant, Ojai Cafe Emporium, where I had the absolute best waffle ever!!  I think I'd drive back up just for the breakfast!