Wednesday, April 20, 2011

California Trip - Day 2 Friday April 8th, 2011

Day 2 of our vacation we woke up to this....
ugh! i hate snow!
We had put on our itinerary that we were going to take a ferry around the lake that was like 2 hours long. Needless to say with the snow and freezing cold temperatures, that didn't happen. :(

Instead of going on the ferry, we took a drive around Tahoe for a little bit. We drove down a very scenic road with lots of trees and some amazing looking houses.

This was on our way to emerald bay. We were unable to go there as well because of avalanche danger. Stupid snow!
I really wanted to see it because there is a little tea house on the Island.  Couldn't even get a blasted picture!

This waterfall was just on the side of the hill. It had a pretty cool name too.
 When we finally came out of the canyon and dropped into the valley this is what we saw.  It was so pretty and SO green! Reminded me of the Sound of Music..haha
The last time we went to California we had quite the laughs. We found this cookie store by the name of Uncle Biffs Killer Cookies and that was the highlight of our trip. And you couldn't forget "the smoker" it was a beat up rusty ole' car with smoke coming out of the tail pipe..haha. We kept asking people out the window if they have seen Uncle Biff because we want some killer cookies...haha ok well I guess you had to be there.
Anyways, to make a long story short, we had to pull over to find directions. This is where the highlight of this trip comes in. We pulled into this parking lot and there was this animal control vehicle backing up, and behind that car was a man guiding him back with this crazy crazy accent and he was yelling....."COME ON BACK!!" but you have to picture this guy with the accent when he says this. Anyways after that, we could NOT stop repeating "come on back" in this accent the whole entire trip and no matter what we were doing or where we were, if someone said it, we all cracked up laughing and couldn't stop! It was pretty funny.

Ok, so I'm a nerd haha. I heard about this next stop from my mom and she said if we had the chance,  then to stop and check it out.  It is located in Fairfield California and it was on our way to our destination, so what the heck why not stop. Kim thought i was weird, but oh well. haha
Jelly Belly Factory
There was SO many choices!
$24 later, I had what I went there for. A bag of jelly bellys for me, my mom and Bethie! :)
Yep...definetely a nerd!

We finally made it to Windsor California! yahoo! So this was our crib for the next week. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a murphy bed, cable tv, dvd player, internet access,  full kitchen and our very own washer and dryer. It was pretty sweet!
I thought i would take some pictures of the inside before the tornado hit..haha
so lets take a look around. :)

This was mine and Brittanys room! Umm yep, those are twin beds. UGH! They were the MOST uncomfortable  beds I have slept on in my life. Every morning I would wake up with back pain and the last 2 nights of the vacation, I DIDN'T SLEEP!  Stupid beds!

This is out the back door on the deck. There was 2 hot tubs, a pool, and a fitness area with a pool table, table tennis and a whole lot more.
Notice the tree. they were everywhere and so cool looking.
We unloaded our luggage and got a little situated and then went out to eat at ...

yes, Guy Fieris very own restraunt. It was so delish! I was hoping to see him, but no such luck.

 winding down. we were SO tired!
Well I tried to upload some videos of Kasey and Kolbey playing "just dance" on the wii, but blogger is being dumb so I will try again later.

We catch the first glimpse of the ocean on day 3...stay tuned.