Land that I Love
The JF Welder Ranch established in 1878 is something out of a story book and we, Jack and I were lucky enough to spend the last couple of days in this special place. I have been making the long 9.5 hour drive to this ranch for numerous years and each time I learn more about the history, land, and feel a greater sense of appreciation after I leave. I could spend hours telling you the history, but unless you have been there and seen the beauty of the land you will not understand. However, I do want to share with you some hilarious happenings including the monkeys!
How to Road Trip
Every time I go on a road trip I like to be fully prepared in all ways including food and entertainment, but for adults and finding ways to entertain myself is difficult considering I start to loose my mind around hour 3.
Wine Women and Shoes
After my short stop in LA I continued on the tiniest plane to the tiniest airport in San Louis Obispo where I took an Uber to Atascadero, CA. While visiting this beautiful place I worked an event called Wine, Women, and Shoes and at this event I sold II Embers jewelry and purses. This event series has generated more than $40, 000,000 to nonprofits across the country and we happen to be a national sponsor which means we give 20% of our sales to the specific nonprofit that is featured at each show we attend.
La La Land
First off, please forgive my appearance! My friend, Mary, looks adorable as usual, but I woke up at 5:30 am to catch a flight and traveling gets the best of me. I have not been out to visit Mary since she moved to LA four years ago, so a short stop on my way to an event was the perfect excuse to finally make it happen! I flew in for a few hours and was able to grab lunch before heading back to the airport to fly on to my next destination. Santa Monica is a short distance from LAX, so that is where we dined.
Huntin’, fishin’, and lovin’ every day
Over Labor Day weekend I went to Rivers West Ranch which Jack’s family owns, and this place is incredible! I have been going to this ranch since I was in high school, yet so many things have changed. This place has now become a wedding venue, retreat, and a hunters dream, and when I go, I like to let my inner country girl run wild. Labor day weekend is the opening for dove season, so that was the key part of our trip.
30A for a week
I just got back from a vacation in Florida with the family I used to nanny, the Jacobs who have three children that have impacted my life dramatically. I love this family like they are a part of me and they will always be in my life. Twin girls, Gwen and Amelia, and Hank “The Doodle” had the most amazing time and it was the ladies first time to be at the beach. I can’t even express to you the amount of energy they were able to sustain but having the right activities was KEY!