Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


My wife and I are celebrating 14 years of marriage on a 3 day getaway.

Shannon’s mom came down to see TJ’s graduation and said she’d stay with the boys. Gary landed a job with the state in town so he got to come too. So she and Gary are kicking it for 3 days with them and we bounced.

Last December my wife leaked to Sarah Merk at Christmas that we loved this place we went to once before on a recommendation. As a result, my adult leaders pooled their resources and hooked us up with a sweet gift certificate that has covered almost our full stay for 2 nights. I owe you all!!!

Our day started with lunch at panera and some shopping for an outfit I promised my wife for her Mother’s Day gift. Now we’re in Dana Point at the Blue Lantern Inn. A sweet place with a sweet view. Here’s the one from our balcony.

Below is a collage of the inn.

Click the picture to expand it. Here’s what you’ll see.

Top Row: our car loaded with bikes to ride, the inn (our room is the top balcony on the left)
Middle Row: the afternoon complimentary wine and food for “tea time”
Bottom Row: the huge tub every room comes with, our room complete with fire place not pictured.

That’s all the details I can post. Now we’re walking to dinner a few blocks away.


  1. How cool! We love bed and breakfasts and have stayed at other Four Sisters Inns – Seal Cove and West Cliff. They are great B&Bs. Glad you got a chance to get away!

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