a retro road trip

I’m inviting you to take a trip with me….an all american camping trip to the big sur.

The year is 1968.

Ready to go?

For this Project Food Blog challenge, we were instructed to pack “the ultimate road trip meal”

And seeing as Almanzo and I have an almost unhealthy obsession with the show Mad Men (and the ’60’s in general…and theme parties/trips/meals in general), we decided to go with the whole retro theme.

Big Sur was (and still is) a huge camping destination back in the day, and we wanted to make the whole trip extra special, seeing as it my first ever camping experience and we haven’t gotten to spend much time together lately because Almanzo has been busy traveling for work.

As for the road trip menu, I obviously wanted it to accurately reflect the genre so we went with simple, easy-to-pack classics (all recipes to come!).

First up: a lightened up version of ambrosia salad with cucumber, celery, grapefruit, oranges and mini marshmallows:

“California” veggie sandwiches with blue cheese dressing, sprouts, jack cheese, cucumber, lettuce and avocado on rye bread:

Homemade pear upside down cake for dessert:

And, to drink, what else but coca-cola?

Simple…classic…delicious. The weather was a little cruddy, but we made the best of it!

Since we had another four hours of road trippin’ left before pitching our tent, I brought some raisins for a snack.

And there may or may not have been a few good & plenty’s chewed on along the way… Am the only one who still loves this candy?

May seem like a lot of sugar….but dude! It’s 1968.

We finally arrived at our campsite, Treebones Resort, around five thirty. We had a full ocean view campsite and despite the rain, wind and elephant seal barking, I managed to sleep on the ground in a sleeping bag for the first time ever!

I have over a hundred photos of the camping trip to come….it was absolutely amazing (although next time I totally need an air mattress to sleep on).

As for now, goodbye and goodnight from 1968.

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  • Kelly
    October 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I LOVE Mad Men!! Cute theme!!

  • Kayla
    October 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    You guys are ADORABLE!! I love the video! 😀

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    October 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    love the theme! adore 🙂

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    October 24, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    How freaking adorable are you two? Very creative to incorporate a Mad Men/1960’s theme 😉

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    OH my gosh I LOVE the theme Jenna! So cute!

  • Meg
    October 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Jenna, I rarely comment, but just had to tell you…you are so very creative! Very cool theme! And the video reminded me of the wonder years 😀 Thank you for staying true to yourself, not only with this post but with your blog. It is one of my favorites because it is just so real! Keep up the great work 🙂

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    October 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Very cute 🙂

  • stacey-healthylife
    October 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    How fun, love the adventure and the video. You two are so creative and so cute together.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    O.M.G! That is the most creative, hysterical thing you’ve done amid your ever fertile sea of funny, imaginative stuff!! Can’t wait to see more pix!

    You look like Grace Kelly with the scarf, flats & pearls—so cute. You & Amanzo are such a great team. Posting on FB!

  • Meagan
    October 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    That is the cutest video ever! I was seriously transported back in time! You are so 60s at home glam in it! So cute! Love the menu of course! You have my vote!

  • Eva
    October 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    wow, i love this! so fun and so glad you finally made it to big sur!

    you have my vote!

  • claudia
    October 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Long time reader and first time commenter because this post is just TOO cute not to comment. I think you did an amazing job and both of you are just adorable. I definitely loved the video, the music, and the sandwiches. Yums!! 🙂

  • Angie - My Life in Bites
    October 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Such a cute idea! And seriously, when’s the last time any of us went on a picnic? It’s such a great date activity without breaking the bank.

    And I love, love, LOVE that final picture of the tent lit up. Gorgeous!

  • Dorothy
    October 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    LOVE it!

  • Shannon
    October 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Amazing! Loved the video! You two are just TOO cute!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    October 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I love the theme – and how you actually went on a road trip!

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black
    October 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Absolutely incredible!!!!!!!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    October 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    What a wonderfully themed road trip!!!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    October 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Love the idea of a “retro road trip” and love your video as well! Very cute.

  • Anna S. @ History Running Girl
    October 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    How adorable!! I love your sun glasses.

  • Kath
    October 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Just brilliant.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    October 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I LOVE the retro tint in all the photos. I don’t know what time period you belong in…early 19th century or 1960s but definitely NOT 2010 🙂

  • Tina
    October 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I absolutely LOVE it!!!! And the retro feel of the picture effects totally makes the post. 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    October 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Good-n-Plenty is my favorite candy 🙂

  • Errign
    October 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Cute idea! I’m glad you enjoyed your first real camping experience – it’s pretty nice when it’s nice weather! 🙂

    • Errign
      October 24, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      and I have to comment again to tell you – cutest video EVER. Made my night.

  • Ida
    October 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Cute video. And is that a bottle opener on the cooler?! I love Big Sur- Hope it didn’t rain on you all weekend.

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    October 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I am convinced I need to be in this era..and watch mad men! This was glorious, completely made my day 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    October 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    this may be the coolest post in the history of ELR!!

    who does the photo editing – you or Almanzo?

    you’re one creative, CUTE gal 🙂

    • jenna
      October 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      Almanzo is the director….I am just the muse…or the cook.

  • K
    October 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Once again, another wonderful, creative, adorable video from the two of you!

  • Brooke
    October 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Oh gosh Jenna, you are so adorable! I just loved that video and could not help but sing along! I love your road trip, throw back style!

  • Tara
    October 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    awesome!!! I live in Monterey county and go down there a lot. we are actually going hiking in big sur tomorrow morning. It was so fun seeing scenes of places I have been to/live close to. Great idea with the video!

  • LindseyAnn
    October 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Good And Plenty FTW!
    And air mattresses are essential for tent camping, I don’t care what anyone says.
    Looks like you had fun!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    October 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Love and beyond 🙂

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    October 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Wow. I’m so impressed. What a fun video. This blog is great. I really do hope you win this Project Foodblog, because this is a FANTASTIC entry. 🙂

    Looks like so much fun!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    October 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    And you have my vote, simply because of your song choice…

  • Katharine
    October 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    That has to be the CUTEST post I have ever seen! I love that you really focused on the entire theme and not just the food. I will definitely be voting tomorrow!

  • bits
    October 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm


  • ashleigh
    October 24, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    This is awesome! I love the video.. SO cute!

  • Allie
    October 24, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Loved this! That video just had me smiling the whole time!

  • grocery goddess jen
    October 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Oh my gosh that looks like soooo much fun! I was just at Big Sur this past January, it’s so gorgeous. Loved the video, too!

  • Susan
    October 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Awesome – gotta respect you for keeping it so real…. genuine smiles, genuine warmth – nothing forced or posed here…. love it. Ambrosia salad – brilliant!

  • Shanon
    October 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Ridiculously cute!

  • Stephanie Rose
    October 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    i was having an iffy night and this put a huge smile on my face.. awesome job jenna!

  • April
    October 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Love the video! You guys are so cute – it looks like you had fun doing this!

  • alison
    October 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I love this! Your 60s inspired road trip/picnic looks like tons of fun.

    My mom and husband both love Good N Plentys. Sometimes I think they’re the only two people who eat them. After reading this, I guess there are three! 🙂

  • Arianna
    October 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I love this 🙂 So sweet and dreamy! Where did you find those sunglasses?

  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth)
    October 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Amazing. So believable and professional-looking. Mind-blowing how you put it all together!

  • kate
    October 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    You guys are son stinkin cute!

  • Camille
    October 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    That video was the cutest thing ever.
    I am really gunning for you to win PFB!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    October 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    How cute!! I love this! 😀

  • April
    October 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    FLIPPING ADORABLE! you are so creative and fun i LOVE it!

  • Amanda (Eating Up)
    October 24, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    That Coca Cola bucket is adorable! Where do you find things like this?

    • jenna
      October 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      thanks! Pretty much everything from this video (bucket, scarf, beads, picnic blanket, plates…) I found at a local thrift shop. I got everything for under ten dollars!

  • katy @ a shot of life
    October 24, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    SO cool 🙂

  • Jennifer Demartini
    October 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    100% amazing, incredible, I love it!

  • Rika
    October 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    your creative energy zapped me! soo original!

  • notyet100
    October 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    such a nice theme,..:-)
    good luck,..

  • Kerry
    October 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I can’t even handle it. perfect video, perfect theme. love,love,love.

  • Hope
    October 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Awesome, simply awesome!

  • Marie @ ReciPeas & Musings
    October 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Haha this is excellent! More videos! 🙂

  • eatmovelove
    October 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I really need to check out this Mad Men show….I don’t think I have that channel – but where there’s a will, there’s a way!

    LOL – “Retro”, “YouTube”…and Coke…hmmm…:)

    Never mind though – I want that “Coke and Cookies” tub! Too cute.

  • tieghan
    October 24, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    This totally put a smile on my face!! You are AWESOME!

  • Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    October 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    That video made me smile the whole way through! I can totally see you living in the 60’s.

    I love this and it looks like ya’ll had so much fun!!

  • chelsea
    October 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    OMG that is the cutest video ever!!

  • Becca@start over from scratch
    October 24, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I loved the video! So cute! Its been awhile since I’ve been camping, I don’t think I could sleep on the ground either!

  • Leigh
    October 24, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Life was so much better when it was grainy, dontcha think?

    Beautiful video – you captured the time perfectly. Love it.

  • Leigh
    October 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    P.S. Almanzo is the one.

  • Michele
    October 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I love love LOVE the video!!!! Everything retro is just fabulous to me!!! Good job!!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    October 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    This made me so so so happy. I love that you took the time to make such a fabulous video and post. Well done, Jenna! 🙂

  • Meaghen
    October 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I adore Mad Men. I am so behind on this season though. I hate coke, but I’m pretty sure I would love it if I got to drink it out of those cute bottles. And that cake looks lovely!

  • sisters running the kitchen
    October 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    such cute photos! i love good and plenty– give me! give me!

  • valerie
    October 24, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I love this! I was smiling the whole time. Thank you and best of luck!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    October 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    You and Almanzo are basically the cutest ever. I love the 1960’s theme! Great post!

  • Karena
    October 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    absolutely LOVE the video! so cute!

  • Kim
    October 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Oh my God. You guys are so adorable. Please get married and have babies. In the meantime, I will definitely be voting for you.

    • Carly
      October 25, 2010 at 7:11 am

      So glad I’m not the only one who had this thought! So adorable! Swoon … Mad Men wedding??

  • Sana
    October 24, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Too cute for words!

  • louise
    October 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I like your outfits. Made the same trip, brought back fond memories.

  • Olivia
    October 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    SO cute and creative! The video is awesome 🙂

  • Lindsay
    October 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Oh my gosh – I love this!! SO cute. And I love Good & Plenty’s too 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    October 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Great video…

    Sleeping on the ground for the 1st time ever. Bravo!!!!!


  • Daisy
    October 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    well that was freakin incredible.

  • MMiller
    October 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Loved this post! So cute!

  • sofia
    October 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    wow. truly adorable video. looks like fun! channeling kerouac, no? 🙂

  • Sassy Molassy
    October 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Ah, I just love everything about this post! So cute that you went all out and even dressed the part. I love the photo with the tent all lit up. And yes, an air mattress when camping is a MUST.

  • Erin @ Small Things
    October 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    And it just keeps getting better.

  • LindsayK
    October 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Love it! Too cute!! How do you get the cool vintage quality to the video?

    • jenna
      October 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      it’s a feature/effect in imovie

  • lauren @ laurenINlawrence
    October 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    a-dorable. your creativity kills me! keep it coming.

  • Chelsie
    October 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    amazing. as we are in the middle of a mad men obsession ourselves, this is right up my alley.

  • Amber K
    October 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    That is such a great idea. 🙂 Love it!

  • Dee
    October 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    This was such a cute idea! I loved everything about it! 🙂

  • Kathleen
    October 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Amazing! Congrats on such a fab video, lots of work and it definitely shows. You’ve got a vote from me for sure.

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    October 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    OH MY GOSH. You are so adorable!!!!

    If I was a guy, I would have just fallen in love with you after watching that video.


    • jenna
      October 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm


  • Jaime
    October 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Jenna. I need to thank you. Sincerely. I have had a horrible day- am now icing my IT band in three places and this video made me smile from ear to ear. LOVE this.

    • jenna
      October 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      oh goodness!! So glad this could bring a smile to your face 🙂

  • Jaime
    October 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Jenna! You and Almanzo are so creative. To me this is one of your most memorable posts EVER. Great job! Thanks for the little trip back in time.

  • Marina
    October 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I’m speeches after this post and this video. you are incredible Jenna!

  • Amanda
    October 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    You really are too cute…… so awesome. In so many ways…

  • maya @ finding balance in tokyo
    October 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I love the way your processed your photos. It absolutely adds to the overall mood of your post and theme!

  • Lindsay
    October 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Charming! Good luck this round, Jenna!

  • Jessi
    October 25, 2010 at 12:33 am

    What a great idea!

  • Marie
    October 25, 2010 at 2:26 am

    to echo everyone else’s sentiments….amazing!!!!!!!

  • Lola
    October 25, 2010 at 3:00 am

    great job capturing the retro essence. short, sweet, simple, and left me smiling…. what more could you ask for?

  • Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life)
    October 25, 2010 at 3:12 am

    this post is adorable.

  • Cailin
    October 25, 2010 at 4:16 am

    M. and I are also Mad Men fanatics…. Love this!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    October 25, 2010 at 4:40 am

    This is so cute! I love the idea for a retro theme. 😀

  • Anna
    October 25, 2010 at 4:41 am

    I spent the summer camping for my thesis research…an inflatable mattress makes ALL the difference.

  • Kelly
    October 25, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Absolute genius! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!

  • Heather
    October 25, 2010 at 4:56 am

    this actually brought tears to my eyes…i remember going to big sur every summer with my family when we’d go on roadtrips, and my parents made a mixed tape out of their old record albums…and this song was on there! you have my vote for sure, i’m emotionally invested in this post 🙂

  • Liz
    October 25, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Love it! I also love the fact that you posted a video. I recently thought I might post a comment saying that videos would be a good addition to your blog.

    I thought, though, that you had gone camping in another post?

  • Tracy
    October 25, 2010 at 5:06 am

    This is amazing! It’s been so fun to watch your blog develop over the years. Well done!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    October 25, 2010 at 5:06 am

    What an adorable theme!!

    And your menu is classic. Sometimes you can’t mess with perfection. 😀

  • Babycakes
    October 25, 2010 at 5:18 am

    just darling! 🙂

  • AmyJoGo
    October 25, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Awww. I love it. It made me happy just watching the video. I really do think I was born in the wrong decade. I love anything from the 60’s. Ever watched the movie ‘Shag’? You would love it. It’s a total chick flick, but is my favorite movie ever.

    • jaclyn
      October 25, 2010 at 9:24 am

      OMG – Shag is one of my favorite movies ever! No one ever knows what movie I’m talking about. I think my sister & I wore out the VHS growing up.

  • Kasey
    October 25, 2010 at 5:44 am

    What an awesome video!!! How fun 🙂

  • Kasey
    October 25, 2010 at 5:44 am

    What an awesome video!!! How fun 🙂

  • Jenny
    October 25, 2010 at 5:48 am

    You always come up with really cute ideas! I love it! Good luck:)

  • Brooke
    October 25, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Jenna, you are so flippin’ ADORABLE! Love it! Definitely put a smile on my face this cloudy Monday morning.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    October 25, 2010 at 5:55 am

    adorable. i’ll vote for it!

  • Sarah @ Daily Nibbles
    October 25, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Jenna – this is so awesome. You two should do more videos. That was adorable! I’m heading out to SF for the Foodbuzz Festival. It will be my first time in California and this post got me super excited to see it.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    October 25, 2010 at 6:16 am

    this was incredible. Loved the theme and loved the video even more. You are very talented Jenna! And very creative. I’m so happy for you – you seem so happy with Almanzo 🙂

  • Karen
    October 25, 2010 at 6:16 am

    How clever…you two are so incredibly cute and creative! What a team! Almanzo has some serious directing talent! And, I share your obsession with Mad Men…working my way through season three at the moment.

    Thanks for the cheer on a Monday morning, Jenna!

  • chand
    October 25, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Pure Prairie League- Amie 1972 Although it is possible they were singing it in the late 60’s. Fav from my college days!

  • Anna
    October 25, 2010 at 6:27 am

    I haven’t commented in a while but I just had to say, this is absolutely FANTASTIC. You are so creative and I look forward to reading your posts every single day. Thanks for keeping things so interesting 🙂

  • Amanda
    October 25, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Such a creative take on the challenge! Looks like such a fun time. I was just in Big Sur (I’m from PA) for a bit during our trip to California. Have you ever been to Nepenthe? So cool!

  • Kris
    October 25, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Love the video!!!!

  • Amelia from Z Tasty Life
    October 25, 2010 at 6:54 am

    so perfectly thought of, cooked, executed … and lived!!!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    October 25, 2010 at 6:58 am

    This video is the reason you’re my favorite blogger. So adorable!

  • Katy
    October 25, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Jenna, the level of professionalism and creativity that you bring to your blog is absolutely outstanding. Thanks so much for a wonderful post– I loved the video and have a hankering to wear a headscarf now 🙂

  • aubrey
    October 25, 2010 at 7:06 am


  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life
    October 25, 2010 at 7:12 am

    You are awesome. This is so creative!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story
    October 25, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Amazing post, I love the retro vibe!

  • Colleen
    October 25, 2010 at 7:25 am

    So very wonder years of you, so creative. You and Almanzo are making some beautiful memories together. You def. have my vote.

  • Carla
    October 25, 2010 at 7:35 am

    That video was amazing! It reminded me of the Wonder Years. I loved loved loved it! In fact I read your blog daily and never comment, and have not voted once for Project Food Blog, BUT I absolutely had to after seeing that video! You really went all out!!

  • Jess
    October 25, 2010 at 7:40 am

    This is so cute!

  • Kathleen @ More Than Easy Mac
    October 25, 2010 at 7:54 am

    That was amazing. So creative and I loved the 60’s feel!

  • Alina @ Duty Free Foodie
    October 25, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Your first couple of photos totally made me flash back to the movie Pleasantville (with Reese Witherspoon way back in the day, remember?)

  • LizLivingVegan
    October 25, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Oh my gosh. This might be the CUTEST picnic I’ve ever seen!!! That looks like so much fun!

  • cathy b. @
    October 25, 2010 at 8:07 am

    this is too adorable! And I want WANT that scarf. Although I also wouldn’t complain if you wanted to gift me that upside down pear cake. 🙂
    love ya,
    cathy B. @ brightbakes

  • lena
    October 25, 2010 at 8:10 am

    i think your video’s totally awesome! the vintage look plus the music! you deserve a mini film award!!!!! i’m serious!!!! cool!!!! (:

  • Maribeth
    October 25, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Wow, so adorable! You are a creative genius!

  • Lida
    October 25, 2010 at 8:21 am

    what a great idea! i love the antique photo effect. did you use iphoto or photoshop or what?

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    October 25, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I am obsessed with that video, even if the fast forward eating part is super weird to watch!! I just texted me boyfriend and told him we must go camping. or at least sleep in a tent in the backyard.

    You make a wonderful 60s girl:)

  • sherri
    October 25, 2010 at 8:32 am

    you make me feel like camping! you need a therm-a-rest sleeping pad.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    October 25, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I love that you made your photos match the “retro” theme. You are too cute!

  • Moni'sMeals
    October 25, 2010 at 8:38 am

    That was awesome and refreshing! You will do great with this!

    I Heart Big Sur .

  • Lizz @ Leading the Good Life
    October 25, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Too cute. Love the scarf!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    October 25, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I want your head piece! That is the cutest thing ever.

  • Amy
    October 25, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Awesome! Of course I love that song. You can never go wrong with a Coke, especially one from a glass bottle. Genius!

  • laurie
    October 25, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Almanzo, how can you not marry Jenna?? You two are made for each other!!

  • eliza
    October 25, 2010 at 9:22 am

    ahh so cute!!

  • Sarah
    October 25, 2010 at 9:22 am

    so, so, so cute and creative. i love the video. i am also slightly obsessed with mad men!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    October 25, 2010 at 9:23 am

    You two are so adorable! I LOVE Mad Men and definitely have had a few themed parties, myself. Your road trip looks lovely!

  • a photographic trip to big sur — Eat, Live, Run
    October 25, 2010 at 9:47 am

    […] I say that I could maybe, just possibly, almost become a (gulp) camper? […]

  • rose
    October 25, 2010 at 10:03 am

    My mom’s first husband founded Treebones (back then that’s just what he called his land, but the resort is on the same property, and kept the name). I was born in Big Sur. I hope you guys made it to Jade Beach.

  • Runeatrepeat
    October 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Ben and I went to Big Sur the night after we got married. It holds a special place in my heart 🙂 Love this. Love.

  • Lauren Grier
    October 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Jenna- I am huge fan of your work and have never commented on your blog until now. I am absolutely blown away at your creativity! Your positive light really shines through on this post! Keep up the amazing work and congrats on such a job well done:)

  • Katelynn
    October 25, 2010 at 11:05 am

    So cute Jenna!

    I have never gone camping either. Maybe one day…

  • Betsy
    October 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Never has camping looked so glamorous! And you’ve already done 2 fantastic videos throughout PFB, I’m excited to see what you do for the *video* challenge next!

  • Ashley Craft
    October 25, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Love the idea of a retro roadtrip!! Your food looks delicious and the photos are beautiful!

  • Annalise
    October 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Love the Mad Men theme! You have my vote!

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    October 25, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    super cute!

  • Bonnie
    October 25, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Great post! The views (and FUN little movie!) really made me miss home – I’m from San Francisco, love Big Sur, but now live in Calgary, AB with my husband…Thanks for making me smile on a Monday! Just heading over to vote for you now. 🙂

  • sippitysup
    October 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    1968. It was a very good year. And I’m not kidding because I remember it and you nailed it. GREG

  • ediblecville
    October 25, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Adorable! Only one problem. The Marshall Tucker Band didn’t even form until 1972, so no way that “Amy” could’ve been played at a picnic in 1968. <———-MUSIC GEEK ALERT!!!!!! 😀 Nevertheless, I voted. So cute!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    October 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I absolutely loved this! Great photography, food and clothes!
    Heidi xo

  • Abbey
    October 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Too fun! Maybe someone already asked (too many comments to read through), but where did you buy your cute camera strap?

    • jenna
      October 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      from Etsy! Just search for “dslr camera strap” and they will all come up.

  • Kristen
    October 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I love the whole retroness of it all. The whole thing looks great.

  • taylor
    October 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    love the video!

  • Courtney Craig
    October 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Alright….you’ve inspired me! I just booked my husband & I a trip to Big Sur to stay at the same spot the weekend before Thanksgiving! Yahoo! Thanks a bunch!

  • Emily
    October 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm


  • Erin
    October 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Mad Men is the best! Such a cute twist on this challenge!

  • s
    October 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    freakin’ awesome. ’nuff said…

  • Mary (A Merry Life)
    October 25, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    This was great. 🙂

  • Spicy Green Mango
    October 26, 2010 at 12:06 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed your little video roadtrip and caught myself smiling throughout 🙂 You are so cute (actually you BOTH are) and the retro is just plain awesome! Great job and I voted!!!

  • Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen
    October 26, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Love it! I’ve never heard of having vegetables in ambrosia, probably a little healthier than the pink stuff you get from the store.

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    October 26, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Um, amazing. I LOVE that video and the Mad Men era.

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  • val
    October 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

    i just ate good + plentys this am! sad, but true.

  • Brittney
    October 26, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Very cool! I still love Good and Plenty’s too- you are not alone!!

  • Angela
    October 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Loved your video! Good luck!

  • natalie (the sweets life)
    October 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    like you, i’m all about mad men…this was such a fun take on the challenge. you two are so cute!

    and i loooove good & plenty!

  • Jennifer
    October 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I LOVE Mad Men. What a cute idea for a road trip/theme. And your pictures are wonderful. Looks like you had a blast!

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  • Joie de vivre
    October 27, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Incredibly charming! I love this idea.

  • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
    October 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I loved your road trip video and your theme! You have a vote from me!

    For my entry, I wanted to create a road trip and picnic for my boyfriend, who had recently given me a “do over” of one of my childhood memories. I decided to give him his own “do over” — a special birthday picnic with a heart-themed meal. Come see if you’d like 🙂

  • Peggy
    October 28, 2010 at 5:09 am

    What an awesome post! I loved the video and it sounds like you all had an amazing time! I’m going to have to start hitching a ride on the Mad Men bandwagon because everybody I know seems to love it!

  • Quay Po Cooks
    October 28, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I love everything I see here. I voted for you and hope to vote again for you the next round. Best of luck!

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