Monday, September 20, 2010

California Road Trip

I had to get out. So I did. I took a small group of friends with me in my new Jeep back to the Bay. It started on a Thursday, we drove through a snow storm in Nevada. But after a long 13 hour drive we made it to Carmel where we stayed at my mom's place. Its a magical little house. The view is never disappointing and the weather, which usually is, was not at all.
James, Rachel and I spent Friday playing on beaches. We first roamed the Carmel River Beach just below the house. We then made out way down the coast to Pfeiffer State Beach. That's James running with some kelp. We got in the ocean and froze, James nearly to death.

Saturday we picked up Brady at the Monterey Airport and went to the Aquarium. It was a little disappointing because their deep water tank was closed. No sharks or tuna. Sad. We left the coast and headed to a place called The High Life in San Jose. It was a restaurant James saw on Man vs Food. All BBQ, it was delish.
The Red Sox were in town playing the A's so we went to the game and had a good time, though the Sox lost. (they were playing their B team essentially.) After the game we left for Alamo and spent the next couple days. Sunday we went to Church and then made a run to the Oakland Temple. Kara and her family came over and had lunch Sunday afternoon. I love her.

Monday was a day into the City. San Francisco is a great city. Somehow we ended up on a double decker sightseeing bus. I got the "locals" discount aka Free.99. Keith was our tour guide and he let me do some guest commentating. He liked what I was doing and offered me a job. We will see what happens with that. We drove through Golden Gate Park (bigger than I thought) and ended up at the beach. There were some kids playing soccer so Brady and I joined and played for a few minutes. We also found a great little park with some nice views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Tuesday came and it was time to drive back to Utah. All in all it was a welcomed trip. I think all of us involved had a great time. I want to thank my mom and dad for being so hospitable and letting us crash at your places. I love you both. Thank you x3.


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brittany said...

I could totally see you giving tours. People would have so much fun! That sounds like such a great trip. I may have to copy your itinerary.


Dallas and Krista said...

You look good in jeans- you should wear them more :) DO you think we will ever be in Cali at the same time ever again? I wonder... Sad.