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Travel: Steep Cliff Ravine pt 1



About a year ago Mike, Adam, Brit and I got up very early to go to some natural hot springs along the coast... It was what I'll say an interesting experience, but the real take away I had from it was peering down the beach at these little cabins on the shore hundreds of feet below the road sitting right above the water. They were the steep cliff cabins, part of Mt Tam State Park, that were built in the 30's and getting reservations there seemed impossible. Enter a month ago when one of my new coworkers casually said, do you know anyone that would want my steep cliff cabin reservation... UM YES ME!!! So I bought the reservation from her and Mike and I decided to call the weekend outing an early 2nd anniversary... Wait I can't believe we've been dating for that long.





One day was a bit rainy which was beautiful. Each cabin (there are only 10) has an incredible view and hug windows in every room and a little wood stove to heat the place up. These are bare cabins so no water, no bed (there a platform to sleep on), no luxuries except a table, bench and stove. But with the view that's all you need.

The first day we got there late in the evening but it was super quick getting set up in the cabin. They were a lot bigger then we thought, they can sleep up to 5 and have two bedrooms and a bed platform in the living space. One thing you definitely need to bring are curtains or sheets to hang in the windows, they're huge and don't offer too much privacy at night. But it's cool the cabins have curtain rods to hang you fabric. The next day after walking around in the sprinkling rain. Then we went into the small town down the road during the day and bought provisions, and made hamburgers on the little wood stove.




We spent the whole weekend cozying up in the cabin or going on walks on the beach (I know so cheesy), and walking around the paths. Unfortunately Mike had hurt his foot so we couldn't go on any extreme hikes. But on sunday he hid his pain and we walked to a little waterfall on Mt. Tam. I will someday hike to the vista point but that'll be another time.




If you ever are in the bay area or planning look these place up... But the are near impossible to get a reservation, you can only get one 6 months in advance on the 1st day of the month starting at 9am... See near impossible. I'm so grateful that my coworker sold me her reservation and we were able to experience a beautiful magical weekend.




We also watched the Hobbit while there... seemed fitting to be cozied up in a cabin in a place that is as magical as Middle-Earth.

The next day we hiked and drove around Mt. Tamalpais... More on that later!


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Another SUPER LATE Post

I never showed you my Halloween costume!! It's wasn't as out of this world as last year... but it did have some throw backs in it.



I have to check the droppings.



Every six weeks... Even the barista at Starbucks knew who I was (even though co workers didn't notice I was dressed up!)



And of course Tripp is a ferocious T-Rex... he does have short legs.

Huggles,
Lauren
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Travel: Wedding in Michigan

This past November two of my most amazing friends from college, Matt and Maureen got married!!! I can't believe it and am so excited that I got to be invited to their wedding which was in the same place, Cobblestone Farm, as Sara's wedding last year!

So I thought I'd share what I wore, and photos from their amazing wedding!! And it's fitting that I'm posting this on Valentines day, hope these lovebirds are having a great day!

So I found this amazing dress at a resale shop in Oakland. I had no clue what to wear and since the wedding was in November I was worried it was going to be cold, but it was really crazy warm, and to make everything so much better there was a huge rainstorm and tornado watches... Some people may not get excited about that stuff but when you're in SF with no weather, this little midwest girl gets ansy for something else!




Thanks to Sara for taking amazing photos of me, I miss having such great friends taking great pictures. Maybe that's why I haven't been blogging much cause my blog friends are now sooo far away!!!

Anyway, my camera died right after I got to the church... story of my life. So here are some iphone photos and pictures I took from Matt & Maureen's flickr page :)






Maureen's dress was AMAZING, it was Vera Wang and fit her so beautifully, it seriously was the most beautiful I ever seen her and she is a gorgeous girl. These two... I don't even know what to say, I mean look how cute these two are? They also just bought a house a month before this too... Crazies. Everything was great, I had a mini college reunion, and had so much fun talking to everyone that I didn't get any pictures... Not even with Matt and Maureen. Bummer. But I do feel like the less photos you have the more fun was had.

The end of the night we all ended back at Matt and Maureen's having some drinks, laughing and throwing ninja stars... Kinda the best ending to a great afternoon and evening.



Till next time I have a moment and photos to share :)
Lauren