I have to admit, I am a sucker for wedding weekends, especially destination weddings. This summer, AJ and I drove to Ojai for our friends Lauren and Steve’s wedding. From the moment we arrived, stress just melted away. If you are in California and are looking for an amazing getaway weekend. Go to Ojai! We stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn and decided to not turn on computers(AJ might have checked his Fantasy Baseball), use our cell phones (except to check in on Maggie – my parents flew to LA to watch her) and no TV(we didn’t watch any). We sat on our balcony and just chatted with each other, read and relaxed. We went to the adult pool (no kids allowed), we chatted, read and relaxed. We rented bikes and rode around the town and countryside. We tried to take an art class, but our schedule of relaxing was jam packed.
Oh I almost forgot… We also went to one of the most beautiful and emotional weddings we have ever been too. The venue was gorgeous and the bride and groom were perfect. We sat through the ceremony and cried, because if you know Lauren and Steve, you know the emotional year they just went through. Steve has Colitis and had some very close calls this past year. Lauren was there through it all. To finally see them get married and get to enjoy this day and start a new and healthy life together, was an amazing moment in time to be a part of and to witness.
So let’s all take a moment and be thankful for good friends,
good health and great wine.