Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Shop Hop by the Bay 2008

This past weekend was the Shop Hop, and it was my first year participating in it. We left behind this cute face
Lucy concrete
and went on a road trip. We spent the weekend down in Asilomar, and it was beautiful there. Here are some shots of Asilomar
Asilomar
It was cold and super fun. I haven't been tidepooling since grade school.

So the main event was the shop hop. We made it to all the shops, including the museum. I didn't have any projects in mind, so I didn't buy much. Our original plan was to take a photo in front of every store, but we forgot at the first few stores and scrapped that idea. There were a total of 13 stores plus the museum, and each stop would give you a charm for a charm bracelet. Very cute. Unfortunately, our last stop was the museum and they were out of charms and bracelets, so we have a lot of loose charms for now. We'll be watching our mailbox.
Shop Hop by the Bay 2008
All in all it was fun, and I'll definitely do it again next year. Here is the tired pup face after we returned. My parents had a party when we were gone, and Lucy was exhausted from trying to get everyone to play with her...
Lucy sleeping

And just because they're pretty, here are some flowers from my visit to the Filoli Center last friday. I think it's funny that I don't really like purple, but I LOVE lavender. I especially like the flower (plant?) in the bottom left corner. Reminded me of fabrics like this one and this one
Filoli June 2008

10 comments:

JuLo said...

Wow! That sounds like such an awesome time! I've never heard of a shop hop. Lucy definitely has the tired Corgi look to her. Love it!

Kristine said...

Aw poor Lucy! Camping is probably going to be SUPER tiring for her...

There's a shop hop happening in SoCal this month...you should come visit, although my apartment will be shambles haha.

The Senakams said...

Asilomar is one of our favorite place to visit too! I stayed there one time attending a conference, the accomodation was rustic but pretty darn cute in a shabby-chic kinda way. Was it still smoky when you were there?

Poor Lucy! If you guys are coming up our way in the future maybe you can bring her by so she can hang with Bryson :)

rdrop said...

Yay you made it too! Sweet! ^_^ I'm gald you were able to make a mini vacation out of it.

Yay.

Rebekah C said...

beautiful photos! sounds like you had a wonderful afternoon and Lucy looks so cute on that yellow and white blanket : )

domi2.5 said...

OMG, Lucy is so cute!

FinnyKnits said...

Ooh! I forgot about the lavender labyrinth at Filoli - I'll have to go out there soon!

I'll just say it, Lucy is 100% adorable. LOVE CORGIS!

Oiyi said...

Awww..how could you leave that cutie pie?!

Jacquie said...

I went tide pooling in Oregon for the very first time. It was amazing! Looks like Lucy needs some rest and relaxation over the holiday weekend! Have a great one.

Junie Moon said...

I'd not heard of a shop hop before but it sounds like such a fun thing to do. I'll have to keep it in mind for future adventures. Lucy is so adorable and I love all the pictures you shared of everything.