Have you ever had one of those days, that’s just one of those days? The kind where you just wake up feeling bad for no particular reason, and everything is just off? Well, that was me last Sunday, and that is just crazy, because I always feel GREAT on Sunday! It’s my favorite day of the week. I don’t worry about stuff on Sunday. I don’t do chores or things that I don’t enjoy on Sunday. I always try to have fun and relax on Sunday. I just love the whole vibe of Sunday. So I have no idea what happened last Sunday, and why it started out like that, but what happened that day, turned the whole day around, and inspired this Simple Sesame Garlic Buddha Bowl too!
My husband, being the sweet (and super intuitive) man that he is, recognized immediately that I definitely needed something therapeutic to rescue the day, so he suggested that we just meander up the coast and stop when we saw something of interest. I’m ALWAYS up for a road trip of any proportion, so I threw on something comfy, packed some sandwiches and snacks, grabbed my camera, and we were off! We are blessed to live in a beautiful area that is just a few miles from the beach, so in no time at all we were driving up the Coast Highway, listening to music (I’m loving the new Anderson East record right now- SO GOOD!!) and enjoying a day that was a a perfect mix of sun and clouds (mostly clouds, but still beautiful), and a warm breeze. We had no particular destination in mind, and that was fine!
First stop – a little picnic area and park in Summerland, just south of Santa Barbara. We had our lunch and let the kids play on the playground. My husband has a drone that he likes to fly, so he played with that for a while. I kept myself busy with a patch of wildflowers and agave that were growing there, and taking shots of the beach from the cliff.
Anytime I can get out with my family and do some photography, I’m a happy girl! When everyone was ready to go, I remembered that a dear friend of mine from my photography club, had told me about a store nearby called Sacred Space. I had always wanted to go, so we decided to check it out, and that is when the day really got interesting! When we pulled up to the address we noticed that the landscaping and decor made you feel like you are in Bali or Thailand!