My husband and I own a timeshare in Laguna Beach that was gifted to us by his Dad and it is quite possibly the best gift we’ve ever received. Every year for the week of the 4th of July, right before Vivi’s nap, we load up the car, hand Henry an iPad, turn up the classic rock and begin the breezy two-hour drive down to our favorite little beach town.
As we wind our way through Laguna Canyon all our stress melts away as the vacation begins. Cocktails and oysters on the beach are just moments away. I’m already busy perusing the menus of local restaurants to see if there is anything new since last year for our date nights (we, as always, are bringing Opa on our adventures – not only do we love his company but he helps us SO much with the kids and loves to travel so it’s perfect).
I’m so excited I can practically taste the Desert Pear Margarita from The Cliff Restaurant that I’ve spent so much money on over the years I could buy a new car. When I can’t contain my excitement for an upcoming trip I start to pack – sometimes as early as a couple weeks! I thought I’d put together a little collection of items that I’m packing or might snap up before I leave.