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    Wonder-filled week! Plus, GRAND Social No. 206 link party for grandparents

    Wonder-filled week!

    Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Mine was lovely, with sweet connections with each of my girls, each in a different way.

    I have a wonder-filled week ahead, with further connecting with my oldest daughter, Brianna, as we set out early Wednesday morning on a picture-perfect multigenerational trip along the California Highway 1 Discovery Route and Morro Bay, California.

    sailing around morro bay rock
    Sailing around Morro Bay Rock, courtesy Morro Bay Tourism Bureau

    The itinerary includes multiple wonders, from wine tastings to a Hearst Castle tour, an Elephant Seal "stewardship travel experience" and a walk along Moonstone Beach, plus a champagne brunch on a riverboat cruise, lots of world-class dining, and much, much more.

    Our five-day adventure begins in Cayucos, followed by Cambria, and the itsy bitsy community of Harmony (population 18) — all along the California Highway 1 Discovery Route — and ends with two nights in the seaside village of Morro Bay.

    A snippet of what we'll see, where we'll be:

    Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates along the way. And be sure to watch for my recap of the adventure upon our return.

    Thank you to the Morro Bay Tourism Bureau and California Highway 1 Discovery Route for this incredible opportunity to experience this charming section of the Pacific coastline with my daughter.

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    GRAND Social No. 206

    Thank you for once again participating in the GRAND Social link party — the one, the only, the fabulous roundup of links from grandparent bloggers! Enjoy!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
    <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="blank"><img src="" alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>
    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.

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    Reader Comments (11)

    An ADVENTURE! Can't wait to read about the fun. Safe travels!

    May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

    So glad you had a good day. Congrats on your up coming adventure. I will be here for that. Thanks for hosting Lisa.

    May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdaylily

    I am excited for you. I love a great adventure. Safe travels.

    What a dream adventure!! So beautiful and quite memorable. So happy you had this deserve it.

    May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Shank

    I did the same California Route 1 Trip with my husband, Lisa, a few years ago! We drove up from San Diego to San Francisco. Someday I'd like to complete the trip and drive from San Francisco to the end of Washington state.

    Have a wonderful time and safe traveling!

    I've been to Hearst Castle. So amazing! Your trip sounds like fun. Hope you have a magnificent time!

    May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis

    You will enjoy your trip, it is beautiful. I've been to that area several times. Have fun.

    May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackie S

    The trip sounds fantastic! My sisters and I will be taking our Mom to Cambria for a few days in June for her 84th birthday! Such a beautiful place. Have lots of fun!

    May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

    Have a wonderful time Lisa! Sounds amazing.

    May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

    We are trying to give your great weather! Odd to know you are so close and yet so far away! Hope you two have a wonderful time. You'll love Cambria and everyone loves Morro Bay! Enjoy my friend and thanks for hosting.

    May 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    So much for you to look forward to! Thanks for Grand Social #206!

    May 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
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