Friday, January 13, 2017

the one about CA....

oh my gosh, where do I begin? I had an amazing Christmas! Harrison took his 3 boys and me to CA for a week. We crammed so much into 6 days! We journeyed from San Fran to San Diego, L.A. and back up Lincoln, CA. The last couple of days we stayed with his parents. His family is absolutely wonderful! I felt right at home there. I can't wait to go back already!

p.s. pretty sure I could be a socal girl. I LOVED the beaches, the warm air, and the laid back vibe. A place that I want to go back and adventure more in is Laguna. It seemed like such an artistic community. Their beach and La Jolla beach were my faves!

We all took so many photos! Here are the highlights of the trip! (you can view a lot more over on my IG account)

When we landed in San Fran, we headed straight downtown to have lunch with H's parents.
Delicious crab ravioli at Fog Harbor down on Fisherman's Warf: San Fran.

Then, we headed to a few iconic spots for some sight seeing. Above is Lombard Street. 8 hairpin turns on this famous road. 

Golden Gate Bridge

Christmas dinner with H's whole family at Cooking Papa: Mountain View, CA

The next day we headed south towards San Diego. What should have taken around 8 hours took 11 due to 2 big accidents. We were in the car for a long time. 

Excited to try In-N-Out Burgers, but not excited about the line/wait! 

We finally make it to our first destination in SoCal! Our balcony view at Torrey Pines Resort: La Jolla

the next morning, we decide to take some funny selfies before heading out on another adventurous day!

I have a thing for palm trees. 


Lots of surfers at La Jolla Beach. It was beautiful weather!

That evening we headed to dinner with a few of Harrison's friends. They are from STL, but live in CA now. Tutto Fresco was a nice little Italian spot in Rancho Santa Margarita.
We stayed the night with them and had lots of laughs, many stories shared and the wine flowed. 

Laguna Beach

Riding the PCH the following day.

Venice Beach was... interesting... Definitely not my fave beach; but it was cool to see it as it's been in many movies. Laguna and La Jolla are my fave beaches of the ones we visited. 

Sunset Blvd and Hollywood Walk of Fame was up next!

Then back towards San Fran. Stayed with H's parents the last 2 days of our trip in Lincoln, CA. 

The view from their back patio. 
Good food, Chinese rice wine, and Rummikub was in store for us. I had such a great time!

Our last day, we drove over Bay Bridge and got some dessert at Ghiradelli Square. YUM!

I sure didn't want to leave! But, all good things must come to an end. Until next time, CA! 
See ya on the flip side!