On the Road Again

Good evening folks, it has been one heck of a FUN day!!

This morning we slept in until 7:30 and laid in bed reading until around 8. In my opinion this is one of the best ways to get up in the morning 🙂

When we finally did get up Hubby helped pump up my tires so I could take Easton on a beautiful morning ride.

I love that Ojai has some great bike trails. Some of the ride I had to be on a super narrow road, but I have become so comfortable on my bike that it doesn’t bother me anymore. I still make sure to use all hand signals and to make sure I look both ways 😉

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I rode downtown about 6 miles and stopped at the Ojai Coffee Company.


It was filled with people on their laptops working as well as with folks just sharing a cup of joe with one another! I just adore coffee shops and everything that they are about.


I was even more happy that I got to ride my bike there!!! I need to do this more at home.


I ordered my most favorite breakfast of all time, Bagel and Lox! I don’t know what it is about the combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese but it makes my mouth water!


Of course I got a LARGE cup of their fresh brewed coffee and vanilla soy milk. I really enjoyed this coffee shop minus the HIGH sticker price. Good thing I enjoyed my breakfast because I ended up shelling out $14 for it!!!


When I got back to our casa I quickly showered packed up and then we were off for another 4-5 hours in the car to Monterey!


On the road again….lots of vineyards…and more vineyards…

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Hubby and I stopped in Santa Barbara to grab a late lunch at my FAVORITE restaurant of all time, the Natural Cafe. I would own one of these if I could.


I ordered the Tempeh Tacos, read the ingredients..sounds good right?!


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I also ordered a juice. Filled with beets, celery, and carrots. SO GOOD!


I need to JUICE more!


Out came my lunch and I was in awwwwwww!


Look at that cooked Tempeh, fresh corn tortillas, sprouts and tomato sauce.


Screaming nutritious!


Plus organic flax chips.


We hit the road again and then made one more pit stop at Pismo beach! We saw a Nike Outlet and I am on the hunt for a running outfit for Chicago, so we had to stop 🙂


No luck in the running clothes but I did find some bathing suites for $9.99..but they were a fail. I hate the way one piece suits look!


Look who we ran into??? My Aunt and Uncle are staying in Pismo for the week. Such a small world 🙂


Back on the road.


I ate some Mountain Trail Mix, while Hubby begged for his large Gummy Bear 😉


I had a bite, tasted like pure sugar. If there is no chocolate, why bother?!


Hubby enjoyed a few bites and then we saved the rest for later.


More vineyards!


And then we landed in Monterey where we thought a tornado was taking place!


We made it safely to our hotel, where were pleasantly welcomed by DEER!


As soon as we checked in (at 8:30pm) we dropped off our bags and went out in search of a quick dinner spot. We were told to check out the Fishwife. It was really cute but closing so we ordered quickly!

I wasn’t very hungry so I ordered a bowl of Clam Chowder and a glass of wine.




Hubby had some chicken fingers and we split some house fries. This meal kind of reminded me of college, which made me smile 🙂


At the table was a bottle of Turtle Bay Hot Habanera Sauce..tempting right? NOT!


Hubby decided to give it a try. Love his face!!


We are currently back our hotel, not to impressed, but we have a fireplace that works half of the time!! I think we both have decided to laugh at the situation and enjoy that we got it at a STEAL of a price 🙂


I am riding my bike to a Bikram Yoga class at 9am tomorrow. I love that I can get everywhere by bike around here!! The rest of the day will be filled with wine tasting, site seeing, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium!!

Question: While on vacation do you ever to find a fun class to attend like yoga or spinning??

I am going to try three new Yoga classes while I am out here and run with a new friend 🙂


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