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LOVE CAPTURED IN MY TREASURED ROCK FROM THE DESERT AND MEMORIES OF THE WEDDING

Good Morning My Friends,

Soooo lovely to sit alone with Ollie ( my sweet albino cat) curled up on my lap a cuppa in hand and have a long overdue visit with you. Friday started out as my fun day blog because the kids were visiting which quickly changed into my day off where I can live with free abandonment if only in my mind.

But today, I’m starting with coffee instead of my lemon water with Bragg’s apple vinegar, juice of all of the colors of the rainbow (beet, kale, carrot.. basically everything from the kitchen sink, and I’m late with posting because I’m writing as I go. ahhhhhhh savoring moments are good. So take a breath in and out before you start to read and pull up a chair and a cuppa or read me later when time permits.

My mini vacation was just the way I live I realized… a whirlwind trip, active and fun and we covered more ground after not traveling much than I can remember. It started out as a quick trip to Santa Barbara to celebrate one of my daughter’s best friends wedding and ours and we turned it into an extended time and visited lots of friends which we never do. The bonus was each one had these amazing new bathrooms and since we’re supposed to start our bathroom remodel in January it couldn’t have been more perfect timing. The stars lined up as the universe always does when we’re ready.

First stop Templeton, California in San Louis Obispo, California

Templeton, Calif.: A different way to roll in a rustic haven - Los Angeles  Times

I was a passenger so I could read all of you and “catch up” (I’m realizing I will never be caught up.. a slow learner here but ambitious) and I thought of one of my BBF’s that lives in Templeton, gave her a jingle and we had an amazing catch up which was awesome. Templeton is in San Louis Obispo and our youngest daughter went to school there so it brings back fond memories and the hiking is incredible.

Next stop, Santa Barbara to meet up with our youngest daughter, Barbican (her blog name 🀣) who was traveling from NYC before the wedding for dinner. Always a joy to unite and share time by ourselves.

Hiking in Montecito, California

Named one of the 50 Top Travel Places to travel in the world by Travel and Leisure in 2019 you can see why when you visit.
Montecito is home to some of the area’s most stunning stretches of coastline, from Fernald’s Point, past the calm waters of Miramar Beach and renowned surf break at Hammonds Point, to sparkling Butterfly Beach. Stand-up paddlers and surfers vie for waves, and sailboats sleepily bob against their moorings offshore.

It’s defiantly worth the visit and who knows you might see someone famous sitting at a local coffee shop on Coast Village Road or Upper Village but the real stars are one of the 15 hiking trails of the plethora of the flora fauna of the great outdoors. On a clear day you can see epic views from the city of Santa Barbara to the Channel Islands and beyond.Β 

So lace up your shoes and come along with me.

San Ysidro Falls Trail

The San Ysidro Trail is beautiful taking you through a neighborhood of beautiful homes and then slowly winds up to the Hot Springs for the adventurous so you can guess where we headed. It was breathtaking and although we had barely any waterfalls 😒 I remembered the last time I was there when it was gushing with water. Shortly after that they had the fires and lost so many homes and then the tragedy of the mudslide floods in 2018 destroyed many of these properties. If you’re interested you can read about it here.

Pictures of the neighborhood as we started our hike.

Infamous people

live in castles and the woods

Nature levels all

Photo of San Ysidro Falls Trail - Montecito, CA, United States. Trail map from San Ysidro Ranch. Sunday afternoon 2016-06-19

Grounded and Rooted

Climb the terrine Mindfully

The Hot Springs Await

“PLEASE SEND WATER” I’ve been thinking why can’t we have a water pipeline from those suffering from to much from those that suffer from not enough because they’d make no money?

Our tank has run dry

Rivers, lakes and sea life cry

Praying for water

A Room With A View

Natures divine telescope

Relax and Un-Wine’d

The Wedding:

A perfect day for a perfect couple as they said their I do’s at The Montecito Club.

A stunning beautiful bride and groom and setting and sooooo much fun to celebrate.

A sneak preview of the Groom and Groomsman before walking into the reception: Can you guess who is the lucky man?

The promise of love

Beautiful inside and out

A lifetime of adventure

On to Hollywood (well, Santa Monica to be exactly but that’s where this girls gonna end up):

A friend of our daughter’s and ours, Maddie Rozwat; Award winning Director in Los Angeles, California. She is passionate about directing music videos and is also in commercials as a D! college athlete for athletic products.

This Girl’s Got Talent

She’ll out run you any day

Lights Camera Action

See here latest music video here: It’s Rad!!!!

LOVE THIS!!!!!

TO BE CONTINUED…. So much to say and so little time for me and for you…. Off to the dentist..It was fun while it lasted.

Big hugs and love to you whatever you do on this magnificent day! It will never come again.

Stay Blessed and shine your light,

πŸ’–

Cindy

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Gibberish
7 months ago

Wow Cindy, seems like you had such a fun trip, packing in as much fun as possible. Beautiful pictures 😍

Gibberish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Looking forward to reading the next one Cindy ☺️☺️

Gibberish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

GraceoftheSun
7 months ago

Happy Fri yay Cindy! What a fun and eventful trip. Everyone looks wonderful. Love the pictures, trolley is so unique. Wonderful . Makes me miss Santa Barbara.πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My pleasure, Cindy. πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•

Laleh Chini
7 months ago

Amazing indeed.❀️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My pleasure sweetheart.πŸ’

Phil
7 months ago

Active is good. Thus, dear Cindy, you are very good! Travel, a wedding, old friends, and hiking the wonderful coastline and more! And, so many great photographs shared! Wishing you a great weekend, my friend! πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

So sweet you are, my dear Cindy. 🌷😘 I can feel your good energy many miles away, reflected in the smile I’m wearing as I read your kind words! Thank you my friend, and I wish you a splendid weekend. πŸ’–πŸ’–

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Will do, Cindy ~ thank you! πŸ˜πŸ’–

Laleh Chini
7 months ago

And congratulations to the newly wed. πŸ₯‚

Ingrid
7 months ago

So lovely to read about your travels and adventures! What a beautiful area: I hope you get need some much-needed water soon. I’d gladly send you some British rain β˜”οΈ

cheriewhite
7 months ago

Wow! I’m so jealous- what a beautiful view, Cindy! I’m so glad you enjoyed your hike! And congratulations to the bride and groom! Wishing them a beautiful life together and you an awesome weekend! πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΉ

cheriewhite
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I will one of these days when the restrictions lift. Thank you, Cindy. πŸ’–

cheriewhite
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Oh, I do hope, girl! You know it! πŸ˜ƒβ€

cheriewhite
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Same here! 😊

cheriewhite
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You betcha, girl! Hiking through nature! Ahhh! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’

Clive
7 months ago

Some amazing photos, everyone – including you – seemed to have a great time! Congrats to the happy couple, and I hope you got some good ideas for your bathroom 😊

Clive
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Good to know it’s going well, and yes they did look great. It’s wonderful that she has won the competition – it rather depends on the musician: I like a lot of country but some of it does nothing for me. Like a lot of musical genres, really. I’ll be interested to see how it goes 😊

Clive
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I don’t think you mentioned in the post who you’ll be seeing – if you say, I’ll see if I’ve heard of him, as there are loads out there that haven’t come across my radar 😊

Clive
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re such a tease! I bet you don’t really know, do you? πŸ˜‰

ivor20
7 months ago

Oh Cindy, what can I say .. that wasa thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable article to read … it kept me captivated while having my Saturday morning brekkie and coffee … and your Haiku were fabulous … Thank you for sharing your trip with us … Cheers. Ivor πŸŒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŽπŸ€—πŸ’›

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My pleasure Cindy

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
7 months ago

πŸ’œ How on Earth 🌎 can you “sit alone with Ollie” SupaSoulSis; is “Ollie” an imaginary “cat” πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ™‚ πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š 😝😜πŸ€ͺ πŸ€” ?

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Kym Gordon Moore
7 months ago

Well, well, well. 🀨 So, you were on a whirlwind trip filled with spectacular views, good conversations, and lots of romance no doubt! Girl, you have got to be tired, but at least you had one heck of a FUNyay time on your much needed trip. The photos are awesome and your haiku was a nice complement to your narration! Enjoy your beautiful weekend my dear! I think you should rest before embarking on that bathroom project though! πŸ›πŸšΏπŸš½πŸ€£

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Yeah girl, after coming off such a wondrous trip, why get caught up in the stress of remodeling right now? Besides, I don’t think the bathroom is going anywhere any time soon! LOL πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ˜²πŸ›€πŸΌπŸ˜πŸšΏπŸ˜±πŸ›

Mark S
7 months ago

Way to go with the haikus! Wonderful photos from what seems like a great trip.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
7 months ago

Loved this post, Cindy! Looks like a fun whirlwind trip. Gorgeous photos. Everyone looks healthy and happy! <3 I guess Californians are doing their rain dance. I hope you get some rain! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend! Maybe rest up a little bit?

Jeff Flesch
7 months ago

What a lovely post and wondrous poems, dear Cindy! Gosh all the pics are so beautiful. I’ve not been to that part of CA in a long time. Enticing. Love and light to you too, my dear. ❀️πŸ₯°πŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸ™

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Indeed, I do. It’s been many years since I’ve been in those areas. So beautiful. Meet there, deal! Thank you, dear Cindy! πŸŒΉβ€οΈπŸ’•

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

❀️πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Srishti Purohit
7 months ago

Hi Cindy! What an enjoyable trip! Love the pictures and the poem. Wonderful! Have fun! πŸ’–

Srishti Purohit
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re most welcome 😊

salsaworldtraveler
7 months ago

Looks like you had a busy and very enjoyable getaway! Thanks for sharing Cindy. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸŒΉ

akshita1776
7 months ago

Looks like you had fun auntie!! Those views are awesome. I am almost jealous.
And omg that is true, the husband is already trainedπŸ˜‚
You look gorgeous in every pic!
Hope you have a great weekend!!

katiemiafrederick
7 months ago

SMiLes Dear Cindy i Surely Will Relate to Some of Your
Adventures Like Your Remodeling Job As We Waited

6 Months for A New Panoramic Sliding View Window

Of Our Forest Back Yard With All The Covid-19 Delays
In Spending

Money these

Days Supply

And Demand

As They Say

Hehe Still No New
Subarus For Sale Either Haha

Anyway it worked out Okay Except
For A Small Flaw in the Middle Part
of the Five Feet High By Eight Feet
Wide Sliding Window That Means

A New Replacement Part for that
Just Like the Front Door We
Recently Had Installed
By Lowe’s Yet that’s

Okay and Yeah
Speaking of the
Dentist Feeling A Bit
Royal HAha After Getting

A Molar Crown From Yes A
Chip of That Tooth Chomping

Down on A Chicken Bone
True It Wasn’t A Smart
Thing to Do Yet

i Was Just
So Ravenously
Hungry That Day hehe
And Yes The Dentist Did
Say i have the Second
Biggest Tooth on the Chart
Behind A Gorilla i Guess HAha…

What A Handsome Couple For A Wedding

And Good Luck For Your Daughter Doing the
Same Some Day Soon Perhaps You Will Arrange
For Another Blind Date With SMiLes Happy Weekend my FRiEnD..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

So Happy i Made
You SMile Dear
Cindy

When
i Die The
Only Award
For Eulogy i

Pray…

β€œHe Painted
The Most SMiLes”

πŸ™ŒπŸ€—πŸ˜Šβ˜ΊοΈπŸπŸ™Œ

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thanks Cindyβ˜ΊοΈπŸ™ŒπŸ™

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—

Nawazish
7 months ago

You are enjoying so much!❀

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Wow! Part 2 awaitedπŸ˜‰
Nothing… dutyπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I am no wicked…am an innocent girlπŸ™ƒ

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Why ask the man? You and I both know I am innocent 🀣🀣

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hahaaha! Why not

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hahahaha! Medical school still sucks🀭

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Why notπŸ˜‰

Lolsy's Library
7 months ago

Everyone look so lovely! <3

KK
KK
7 months ago

What a fun trip, Cindy! Awesome views and pics along with haikus are fabulous !! Will look forward to part 2. Have a great weekend πŸŽ‰

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

It’s my pleasure πŸ’–

inspirechief
7 months ago

Cindy (not Cheryl πŸ˜‚), sounds like a wonderful trip. I feel like I was tagging along. Thanks for my virtual vacation. πŸ€—

Keith
7 months ago

Cindy, what a lovely trip. Thanks for dragging us along. You and your daughter look charming together. There is so much to comment on, but I will leave it at thanks. Keith

Goff James
7 months ago

Thanks for sharing, Cindy. Great trip enjoyed by all. Love the photos and haiku.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Cheers.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Cheers.

boundlessblessingsblog
7 months ago

Wow and wow, Cindy what an awesome and wonderful post. I felt I was there with you everywhere. Lovely pics of you and your daughter. The video too is beautiful. Nice you enjoyed and had a fun trip.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Welcome always dear Cindy. Happy weekend. Stay blessed always πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ’

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Daphny Aqua
7 months ago

What an adventure this is Cindy and what a trip you had, I am kinda jealous of you right now 😏😁
You look stunning in the blue dress by the way πŸ˜πŸ’–
Looking forward to more update from your mini vacation πŸ€—πŸ’πŸŒΈ

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I do hope so 🀞😊
You’re most welcome ❀️🌸
Have a great day you too ❀️

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Aww thank you and you’reost welcome β€οΈπŸ€—
Have a wonderful week ❀️🌸

Nancy Richy
7 months ago

What a whirlwind of activity! From the look of these fab pix, you had a great adventure!

ben Alexander
7 months ago

I’ve got to ask – did she choose her own “blog” name? Or is that the name that you assigned to her, Cindy?

<3
David

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

does everyone in the family have one?

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

my family’s not that big so it’s not really necessary for me πŸ˜‰

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

what will I ever do if/when she creates her own blog and picks a different blog name out for herself?

Navin
7 months ago

Lovely pictures…fun trip…I like your poem…thank you for your sharing, Cindy ❀️ ✨ πŸ€—

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re welcome, Cindy…have a lovely weekend ❀️✨🀍

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thank you βœ¨πŸ’ŸπŸ’«

Michele Lee
7 months ago

Cindy, you visited some gorgeous places. Thanks for taking us along with you. A post packed with love, travel, a wedding, friendship, poems, smiles… a rich read! Oh, and bathroom ideas! That is helpful. 😁 Best wishes with your remodel and hope you get to relax after your busy trip. πŸ€—

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Wow! You were busy! πŸ˜ƒ You are an amazing force of energy and love. πŸ’–

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I do like to stay active, but I don’t think I could keep up with you! 😁

Sandy N
7 months ago

This seems like it was such a lovely adventurous trip! So glad you had an amazing time and happy you are sharing it with us <3

bigskybuckeye
7 months ago

Quite the time! Thanks Cindy for thinking of including us in your adventures.

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
7 months ago

They are a stunning couple! And oh, the places you’ve seen! Glad you had fun & all went well, my friend. Get some rest! (Oh, I see the dentist next week, too. 😒) 🌞

Miriam Hurdle
7 months ago

Wow, what a wonderful trip you had, Cindy. Greatest things of all, meeting your best friend, met with your daughter to travel to the wedding, and the exciting wedding. Gorgeous photos and haiku! <3

rothpoetry
7 months ago

What a wonderful trip you had. A beautiful daughter and a beautiful wedding! Love your haiku!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

It was great! I could see you really enjoyed it.

Patricia Furstenberg
6 months ago

What a beautiful journey, Cindy!
I loved your Haiku, but mostly the happy vibes from all of the wedding photos!
You look stunning in your navy party dress πŸ™‚ And the bride and groom shot is Photo of the Day!! πŸ™‚

SamSahana
6 months ago

What wonderful reflections of a day well spent! Gorgeous pictures and I can indeed see why it’s one of the β€œplaces TO visit”! For a second, I thought it was your daughter getting married πŸ™ˆ (Anyeay, That’s going to happen soon, too πŸ€©πŸ˜‰).
Happy Monday to you! I was pissed when my Sunday was spoiled by the realisation that it’s Monday 😑

Aditi
6 months ago

Wow, that seems to have been an extremely fun and amazing vacation! I can’t wait to read the next part!

Aditi
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You’re welcome! It really seemed like an amazing trip! I hope to go on one soon too!

Aditi
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

☺️ Thank you!