Road Trip Friday
Have you been to Caliente, NV? It is such a cute little town with a ton of character! On Friday we loaded up the car with our suitcases and tools. While Luscian and I enjoyed the weekend full of holiday festivities, Sean worked on our flip house in order to get it ready to sell.
I like to dress comfortable on road trips. I typically always lean towards leggings because they are so easy to drive in. For this trip I choose Honey & Lace navy leggings and a cute tank from Target. Grab a pair of leggings HERE!
When we take road trips we like to head out of town after lunch, but before Luscian goes down for his afternoon nap. This way the baby sleeps for the majority of the drive. Luckily this drive was fast and easy. After checking in to our hotel we grabbed some dinner at the Knotty Pine Diner aka The Knotty and spent the evening with family while Sean worked on the house. His goal for the weekend was to tile the bathroom shower.
The Day Of Parades
Saturday had a packed calendar! From sun up to sun down we had something going on every minute. I packed this gorgeous Sunnyvale Dress. This print is an ITY fabric that is wrinkle resistant. I also have it in a Jersey Knit material that feels like a soft stretchy cotton. The Sunnyvale is one of my favorite pieces in my closet! I felt like "Pretty Woman" in this polka-dot number.
After breakfast we watched the morning parade which had tons of old school cars, hot rods, a fire truck, motorcycles, and a couple of floats that threw out candy and necklaces for the kids. After the parade we spent the afternoon with Luscian's cousins. The older kids had a blast driving him around on their battery operated car. Luscian also tried watermelon for the first time and LOVED it!
We took a break from the heat and went to the hotel for a nap. I try my best to keep Luscian on a pretty good schedule even when we are out of town. This kid thrives on consistency. He use to take 2 naps a day and now it has transformed into one long nap. I am still nursing him, but only 2 times a day. He is doing great at weaning himself. This weekend he decided to skip all of his mid evening nursing session so he could play. I was quite alright with that. When he doesn't show interest to nurse I replace the B/M with almond milk so he still gets the proper nutrients. When Luscian woke up we headed to the park and enjoyed a BBQ picnic on the grass while we watched a game of softball.
We took a quick drive down to the Caliente Cemetery and spent some time with the loved ones we have lost throughout the years. My husband has family there all the way back to the 1800's.
That evening the majority of the town decorated their bicycles for the Bike Light Parade. From 3 years old to 70+. All ages road their bikes lighting up the town. Prizes for the best decorated bike were given out at Rose Park with Donuts. It was a great way to end the night.
Once we got some breakfast at the Knotty Pine, Sean headed back to the flip house to continue tiling the shower wall and we spent the morning outside basking in the sun with family. Luscian was running all over the yard and ended up taking a pretty big spill face first in the dirt. He had a mouth full of pebbles, ouch!! Boys play so rough. After dusting himself off and a cool sip of water he was back at it.The afternoon came quick and it was yet time for another nap.
Once the little man woke up from his nap we had a water balloon fight with his cousins, got soaked and had about 3 different outfit changes. Sean finished up with the house early and we were able to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening as a family. It was so nice for him to finally get some family time in on this little getaway. I am so impressed with his work ethic. He is such a hard worker and does so much for our family.
We grabbed some lunch and took a quick drive up to Kershaw-Ryan State Park. This beautiful park is about 2 miles outside of Caliente, NV. It covers 265 acres. You can go camping here, picnic, hike their 1.5 mile trail that over looks the canyon. If you are brave enough you can take the rattlesnake loop. Kershaw-Ryan is an oasis in the desert. The natural springs have grown a garden of wild grapevines, white oak trees, fruit trees, and weeping willows. It has a spring fed pond that provides a refreshing wading pool for the kids to play in. It is $7 to enter the park. I recommend bringing a lunch and enjoying a picnic on the lawn. They do have a grill and tables with a covered sitting area.
I love my Honey & Lace Oakland Tee! It is the ultimate t-shirt. It is great with shorts, leggings, skirts, and any style of bottoms. I need one in every color. You can shop my Oakland Tee collection HERE!
There is a beautiful natural rock feature on the side of the road heading back into Caliente. It is called Elephant Rock...You can see why.
Memorial Day & Homeward Bound!
Sean scurried off bright and early Monday morning from the hotel to grout the tile. It was the last step to complete the shower walls. Our flip house is coming along so nicely. It is almost ready to hit the market. Sean has transformed the inside into a modern cottage.
While Sean was finishing up Luscian and I watched the Sand Lot while I packed up our suitcases before heading home. We were all set, fed and ready to drive home by the time Luscian was due to take a nap. It was perfect!! Our little visit to Caliente, NV was great and we can't wait to visit again!
Shop My Look - Napa Dresses