travel log: san luis obispo

Sunday, May 13

san luis obispo was voted on the Today show, as the "happiest city in the US" 
and once you've been there, you will be shaking your head in agreement
this place radiates happy
because let's be honest, who doesn't love 
rolling green hills
pouring sunshine
charming and quaint architecture
lord of the rings font on all the street signs
farmers markets to boot
the beach
hikes galore
funky and delish restaurants
and beautiful people? 
and did I mention it's postcard pretty from every angle? 

point taken. you get the idea. 

it's a destination we find ourself traveling to on a regular basis, only a few hours from home
kev has family there, his parents and siblings all went to college there, and now my sister goes there. 

so this weekend, we made a quick trip. 
we visited grandma, caught dinner and games with friends, made our traditional run on pismo beach followed by to-die-for cinnamon rolls at old west cinnamon rolls, and hiked along montana de oro with my sweet sister (breathtaking).

Psalm 121:1-2
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?
 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
{one of the many wineries in the region}
{kev and sweet grandma}
{running on pismo with friends}
{seriously, i love that this barn is pink!}
{starting our hike on montana de oro...not a bad view, eh?}
{kev checking the view, and polly being polly}
{i'm not sure what's weirder..catching kev right before he's about to sneeze, or my skills at being photogenic}
{something was clearly funny}
{i love this picture, mostly because polly is stunning, but also because the, ahem, placement of her pink undershirt...hehe}
{i'm not even telling you why we are laughing here, but it was funny}
{i was so in awe of God's creation at this point, i just had to be still}
enjoy this week lovelies! 
i hope the creator of this beautiful place speaks whispers of love to you this week,
enveloping you in His comforting arms. 
may we feel so absolutely beloved today.
love Katie 


  1. What beautiful place, Katie!
    I hope I can visit some day.

  2. Oh myyyy. That place is absolutely stunning!! Y'all look like you had a blast!!

  3. love the pics! looks like the perfect weekend!

  4. beautiful photos! & thanks for the comment! :)

  5. what beautiful pictures!! looks like so much fun! i want to go!!

  6. haha Polly IS such a model! Though my fave is the one of you two laughing on that giant rock amidst the beautiful!! Thanks for the lovely post, Katie.

  7. That picture of you and Polly laughing is SO beautiful. Wow. Love these, lady! xoxo

  8. oh I LOVE these!!! you are such a great photographer. and I adore SLO. agreed - it is one of the happiest places in all of cali. LOVE YOU!!! and you and Kev are so freaking cute together.

  9. I love that area! Thank you for always being so encouraging and full of joy :) You are such a delight. Truly.
    love, Anna

  10. beautiful pics kate! i wish i could have been there with you all!
    and i like your new blog style/banner...very cute

  11. You had a pic in Monanta de Oro of where Jeff proposed to me, Ahh, the memories!


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