nicolaus and i took full advantage of our long weekend of no school/work and took a trip down to encinitas to visit my sister and her sweet little family. encinitas is a town near san diego and one of my favorite places in california. it's all the good sunny, mellow, happy stuff about california without all the crowded, dirty, annoying stuff about california. needless to say, it had all the makings for a wonderful weekend getaway.

it was so much fun to see my sister, her hub, his whole family, and my beautiful little niece. we spent the weekend chatting, laughing, eating, hiking, beaching, and sleeping. it was basically my favorite kind of vacation :)

p.s. how incredible was that ocean sunset? zero photoshop was involved in it's beauty.