Friday, February 12, 2010
I've been ridiculously absent from here. I know I've managed semblances of posts, but it was pretty luck of the draw that Jessy decided to have my guest blog at this time and I'd pre-written the entry to go up. While I don't feel it matters too much to my readers (I know you all understand <3), I mostly want to apologize for lack of blog comments. I've never been amazing at them, but I currently have over 200 entries in my Reader to get to. Meaning...some comments may pop up on older blogs, as soon as I can get around to them.
In all my ranting and ravings about Valentine's Day, I admit two things: 1) I'm glad I don't have to worry about plans, and 2) I'm glad I'm not a boy in a couple who has to make the plans for a girl. I'm helping my brother out with some [extremely] last minute plans for the weekend with his girlfriend, and it's fucking stressful! Understandably, this should have been done at least a month in advance, but...that's not how they roll. And since brother's work schedule is released weekly, it's not as if he can really make plans in advance anyway. Excuses aside, he's kind of screwed. Thanks to the ever-so-useful CSU system furlough days, it's a four day weekend for the both of them and they're trying to find a cute little B&B to go to. Well, aside from the fact their funds are limited to college-student amounts (yeah...) and it's probably one of the busiest weekends for vacations/getaways...it's not going well. I've spent the last hour researching B&Bs anywhere south of the central valley and all I can say...it looks like it's going to be a cozy four day weekend staying right here at home.
But my love for B&Bs has been rekindled through this search. We stayed in dozens of them during our cross-continent vacation in Europe and there's absolutely nothing like them. They're so cozy and you can feel the love and care put into the design of them. And if any B&B is worth their salt, it's going to have a pretty bomb breakfast. And yeah, I just said 'bomb.' Welcome to 2005. Of course I would dig BnBs though, because they're pretty much everything I'm obsessed with: claw-foot bathtubs, private patios overlooking oceans, french decor, Parisian paintings, georgian columns, english tudor style...
*fans self* whew. Stopping now. But only to show you some adorable pictures!
The Mountaineer Room - The Ballard Inn - Ballard, CA/Santa Barbara Wine Country
The Vineyard Room - The Ballard Inn - Ballard, CA/Santa Barbara Wine Country
Abella Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast - Arroyo Grande, CA - Pismo Beach/San Luis Obispo Area
Petit Soleil Bed and Breakfast - San Luis Obispo, CA
Pictures: Queen Rooms Chocolat (1) and Herbes de Provence (2), King Room: Le Jardin
Channel Road Inn - Santa Monica, CA
The Bissell House - South Pasadena, CA
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge - San Diego, CA/Encinitas, CA
(all B&Bs found through Bed & Breakfast Inns Online; all pictures credit to respective lodgings' websites)