My favorite thing about being at Ventana was how quiet it was, but I was shocked at how hot it was! Normally when I spend time in the forrest it’s nice and cool but the way the valley is situated the heat sat in there and it was actually cooler once we hiked out of the valley.
To escape the heat we made our way up to Ventana’s gorgeous pool. I can’t believe I don’t have a picture of it!
Gorgeous view of the ocean from the pool
Dinner with my handsome man
We made our way back to the pool after dinner to watch East of Eden. It was such a cool idea, but I was so tired I fell asleep halfway through.
The cabins were all decked out with a large comfy bed, fresh linens, lights, electricity, a sink with running water, and to top it all off, a s’mores kit!
After settling in we immediately went down to the airstream to grab a cocktail. It was a perfect golden hour glow, the best way to start out our weekend.
Back at the campsite Bucky proved himself a real outdoorsman and started a campfire in the propane fire pit.
Not one to be outdone I started one with kindling
For our first campsite meal I made very fancy hotdogs (beef & turkey for him, veggie for me) This is always my face when I wait and see if he likes the dinner haha!
The next morning we hiked around the basin, it was so hot that we stopped to take a siesta in the hammocks.
Bucky went to the gym while I was lounging, but I caught him trying to sneak up on me!
I had the vegetarian tasting menu and it was incredible, but nothing beats this view!
After the movie we walked back to the campsite, I was soooo tired but Bucky asked me to sit by the fire and make s’mores. It was our last night and since I knew he wasn’t a camper I thought s’mores would be a treat so I tried to stay awake haha
After sitting by the fire for a bit he started to hand me something, which I at first thought was a marshmallow, but then realized was a white ring box! I wear glasses usually, and it was around 11 PM in the forrest, so I could hardly see, but when he got down on one knee I knew what was happening. After crying and asking him “are you sure?!?” I say “yes”.
This is our first picture together as an engaged couple. He proposed when I was in sweatpants, with my hair in a bun, no makeup on, and a gnarly sunburn… it was perfect and I’m so happy.
My gorgeous moonstone ring.
Thank you, love. I have never been happier in my entire life. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, I love you so much.