It’s Spring! *Almost* & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s Spring! *Almost*

By Erin

While there technically are a couple more days left to the official start of Spring, you would never know that here in Sunny California! The signs are all around, just take a look at a few of the blooms you can spot in my garden! ūüėČ What are your favorite signs that you notice that tells you spring is almost here?

Spring Is Here

Just a few of the roses in bloom and one of the thousands of orange blossoms on the blood orange tree. I am excited to see so many blossoms! This means that next year there will be an abundance of blood oranges to look forward to. I only wish you could smell the delightful smell that these orange blossoms are creating in the backyard. It is heavenly! A very juicy, flowery, citrusy delight to go outside to.

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Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove @Pismotravel

Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove

By Erin

Whenever I travel up the coast of California to the Pismo Beach and Central Coast area, there is one very special stop that I always have to make, which is to the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. When I was there this past October to visit and stayed up in Cambria at the beautiful  Blue Dolphin Inn I just had to make sure we got to make a stop here! We were about a month early of when the butterflies return, but when I saw THIS at the Blue Dolphin Inn where we were staying at, I was very hopeful that we would see many more there at the Butterfly Grove.

Beautiful Monarch Butterfly in Cambria

Monarch Season is usually November thru February, but we were in for a special treat as you will see below! Many of our special friends had arrived a month early!! ūüėČ

Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove

Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach. The grove is easily accessible as it is located right off of  State Highway 1 at the south boundary of the city limits of Pismo Beach. It is also fun to go here as there is a short little trail you can take that will bring you right to the beach! It truly is a magical place to be!

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Come Enjoy California With A Coastal Wine Package At Cambria’s Blue Dolphin Inn and the Wine Wrangler!

¬†Come Enjoy California With A Coastal Wine Package At Cambria’s Blue Dolphin Inn and the Wine Wrangler!

By Erin

Disclosure: I was invited out to come stay at the Blue Dolphin in and go on a Wine Wrangler experience for purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own and I have always had a love for the Central Coast in California! =)

One of my most favorite places to travel to in California is to the Central Coast, and Cambria is one of the things to love about the Central Coast.¬†Cambria, CA is a quaint little beach town along the Central Coast where¬†The Blue Dolphin Inn¬†is located.¬†Cambria is just 28 miles from Paso Robles, one of California’s most popular wine regions with more than 250 bonded wineries. The Blue Dolphin Inn¬†has partnered up with¬†The Wine Wrangler¬†and is now offering a new “Coastal Wine Package” for those who want to enjoy crush season and some much needed coastal R&R!

1 Blue Dolphin Inn

The perfect travel destination for a romantic weekend with someone special, a girls getaway weekend, or a fabulous stopover point on a drive up or down the California coast, the Blue Dolphin Inn features the most luxurious accommodations that you will find on Moonstone Beach.

Blue Dolphin Inn Rooms

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