My son turned 17 this year (yeah, I can't believe it either, boy how time flies) and decided he wanted to go camping and bring some of his friends for his birthday. I do love camping but I was not sleeping outside in a tent, in the cold, this time of year. So I searched the internet and found the next best thing. I found a cabin in the wilderness in the beautiful city of Middletown, CA on VRBO.com. Middletown is a wonderful little city in Lake County which is right above Napa County. It was BEAUTIFUL. Our place had a balcony that overlooked an amazing creek. We had a storm in Nor Cal the day before we were supposed to leave which seemed like it was going to be a problem but I think that is just added to the beauty of the scenery and made the creek beautiful and flowing. Middletown was amazing and the people where wonderful. We will definitely be going back.
Taking this trip has me thinking about how easy it is to take a weekend mini vacation and how I should do it more often. One of the things that I love about Northern California is that there are so many beautiful destinations in only a couple hours drive or less. I want to commit to doing this more often. My daughter already said she wants to go back for her birthday in May. I already started looking on VRBO for beach houses, which I think would be great for a trip in the summer. This would also be perfect for a girl’s trip. My friend Sandy came and brought her daughter who is the same age as my son so the kids could all hang out and we were able to get some girls time in too. I’m definitely inspired to do this more often!
I was mad that I actually forgot my camera so all of the pictures were taken from my phone, which doesn't have a very good camera. So please excuse the quality of the pictures, though they did come out better than I thought they would.
P.S. This post is not about style or the outfit. It was super cold and I pretty much wore layers of sweats the entire time. I just wanted to share this wonderful experience with you guys! :-)