Tuesday, May 24, 2011

California Trip - Day 6 Tuesday April 12, 2011

I'm a blog slacker...i admit it.
I'm really behind on my posts about my California vacation. forgive me.

today was a day of relaxation.
it was kind of nice to sleep in after the game and the drive back to the condo afterwards.
just wish my bed would have been  better. :/
we took our time getting ready and then took a drive a little ways along the russian river again.
the boys spotted a golf course and wanted to check it out and play a round of golf if they could.
but they couldn't, because there was a school there golfing at that time.
there was a restaurant there so we decided to grab some lunch while we were there.
it was expensive.
but good.

on the way to to the golf course, there were tons of vineyards.
brittany making an attempt of jumping off the curb. haha
silly pictures taken at the restaraunt.

on the way back to the condo, we stopped at a fruit stand and got some yummy fruits and veggies.
when we got back to the condo and got comfy, we played a game of pictionary.
one of my favorite games.
and i will just say this....
brittany and I dominated!!
we are goooooood!! :)

what a fun night!

tomorrow we drive into the redwoods!

Friday, May 13, 2011

California Trip - Day 5 Monday April 11, 2011

today was GAME DAY.

Giants vs Dodgers
everyone was excited, especially the boys of course.

we spent some time at pier 39  before we went to the game.
we saw some pretty crazy people, watched the seals, ate lunch and shopped. It was alot of fun and there really wasn't enough time to see everything.

the bay bridge

there was alot of these people in san fran, they do any little thing to make money somehow. this guy was acting like a robot to get money but when i walked by him he stopped doing his "robot movements" so i stopped and snapped a picture of him. while i was taking his picture he said "donation!" I got his picture and walked

Alcatraz - would love to go on a tour here someday.

I went here and got the most amazing sourdough bread that i have ever had!

off to the game... :)
It was windy, it was FREEZING- need I say more!?

don't get in the way of the fans during a game or after a game when these 2 rivalry teams play against each other. apparantly there was a fan that got beat up after a game when these teams played and is still  in a coma.
in this picture the teams were talking about being a rivalry and to let the fans know to come and have fun at the games, but to keep it there and not take it elsewhere if they get mad that an opposing team wins. its not worth your life.
it was kind neat to see both teams come together.

a random fan.

i loved that the stadium was y on the water. it was pretty, yet freezing.

I told kasey to take my camera and get some closer pictures of the players. he came back with this amazing picture.

** i have been trying to put videos on here, but blogger is being so dumb. if you have any suggestions please let me know.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

California Trip - Day 4 Sunday April 10th 2011

We never seemed to know what we were going to do from one day to the next.
It was always spur of the moment and it seemed like there was at least one of us that came unprepared.
Brittany wore flip flops and we were doing a little bit of hiking. 
She felt a little bit out of place.  

We decided to go to Muir Woods on this day. I was pretty excited because I have never seen redwoods before. These were smaller trees, from what Brittany said, but I was still excited.
Everything was SO green and it was very forestry.


i don't know why, but they all have serious faces in this picture.

i love this picture.

After our hike through the redwoods, we grabbed some lunch via the trunk of the car. :)
Can't beat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pretzels. ha!

We were back on the road again headed towards a beach- Muir beach to be exact.  
Once again it was windy and freezing. There was actually alot of people at this beach. good times.

crazy boogie boarders

After spending some time at the beach, we took a drive into San Francisco. We had a few things planned for the next day and we wanted to locate a few of the places we needed to go to.
fyi....most of the next pictures were pretty random. we never got out of the car this trip into San Fran.

San Francisco bridge.
Even though i've never been to New York, San Fran sure looked alot like it.
with the tall buildings and just the overall appearance of it and the busy-ness.
I decided just by seeing San Fran and driving though it , that I would only visit occasionaly and not live there.
It seemed like on every corner, there were people trying to make money in some way.
whether it was playing music or being a robot. these people were on a mission.

San Fran = way too much anxiety.....

Tomorrow is "game day" & a walk on Pier 39.