Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Back to Our Cali Trip!

First, I have to comment on all the water and trees California has. I have lived in Utah for somewhere around 17 years now. But, no matter how long I have been here, I cannot forget the trees and water of Florida.

Water fascinates me. So do bridges. I even did a whole project on Bridges when I was in 6th grade. (Nerd, I know...) This is a bridge over the Sacramento River in Old Sac.

It's SO pretty!

Notice the trees? lol

The Golden Gate. WOW! I know I already posted a pic of this, but you GOTTA respect that bridge. It's beautiful and majestic. We were driving through the mountains one minute and the next, we rounded a corner and this is what we saw:


This was taken from the Fisherman's Wharf area.

The next day before the rain moved in...

Mmmmmmmmmm, Fisherman's Wharf. The seafood was AMAZING. Coastal people just do not realize how much yummier seafood is BEFORE it's frozen and shipped to us landlocked saps.

The Oakland Bay Bridge. (Or just Bay Bridge to the locals.) It was spooky. If I didn't shave my arms, the hair woulda been standing up. We drove on the lower level, and it was almost reverent. Remember the earthquake in 1989? I was trying to explain to my kids how safe it is now and how much engineering genius went behind making it the "Machine that moves."



Yes, that's Aunt Debbie's sweet red Mustang in front of us!

Before we left the Bay area, we walked all over. The Marinas and the sound of the waves breaking on the shore just took me back. I cannot remember the last time I was SO relaxed. I could definitely go back and live where there are bodies of water other than the Great Salt Lake.

Here is my crazy son, Ty, chasing the seagulls. It was funny at first, but birds are EVERYwhere there, so it quickly became obnoxious!

Obnoxious? Ricky THRIVES off obnoxious! lol So, Ricky and Justin joined in on the seagull chasing.

My kids were as fascinated with the water as I was. Poor Aunt Debbie. I think she yelled to them 437 times to STAY OUT OF THE WATER! And another 264 times: DON'T GET YOUR SHOES WET!


Krista said...

Gorgeous pictures! Did you ever find that sandwich with your name on it? Ha!

jag said...

I hope you guys had a wonderful trip. So, I just read your sweet comment on our blog and I have to say 6 kids is pretty impressive! I'll bet you guys have a lot of fun.

Donna ~Blessed Nest said...

sounds like an amazing time!! I live in Southern CA but love Northern!
Great pics!

My LIttle Family: said...

Nice post. I had a bridge photo on my blog too.

Eli's Lids said...

We love going up north... my hubby has family just north of Sac so we have been there twice and I agree the water is facinating!


This is the coolest dog ever!