Since we couldn't be with family on Thanksgiving, we decided to get away for a few nights. We went to Ojai, which was less than two hours North. Ojai is kind of like a mini Santa Fe and is famous for its "pink moments" that are visible looking East to the mountains as the sun sets. It only lasts a few moments and is really beautiful!
We found a place through airbnb (people rent out their own homes through this site, so we had access to a kitchen!) and took our own food, so we had a small Thanksgiving feast with rack of lamb, this grain free dressing, these savory sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie with this coconut flour crust, sourdough rolls, and some lacto-fermented cranberries and apples. Yum. Especially the sweet potatoes!
We went on a short hike up to a small woodland water fall which was perfect! We walked around Ojai and played on the playground too. Mavry loves to swing.
On the way home on Saturday, we took some time at the beach to try for Christmas family photos with the self timer. It was too bright and we are all squinty eyed, so we will have to try for more.