Thursday, February 9, 2012

California Visit - Part One

It seems like we just got back from our 2 week trip to California, in reality we've been back for almost 2 weeks.  I'm apparently incapable of updating regularly though.

It was a whirlwind 2 weeks; breakfast here, lunch there, dinner elsewhere, repeat the next day.  We had a fabulous time, but it definitely went by very very quickly.

Of course I took pictures the entire time (about 600 in total), and I just started cutting them down.  I've got it down to 86...  I'm thinking that's still to much.  So I'm going to try to cut them down more and break them up in multiple posts.

We spent the first few days in Sacramento area, visiting family and friends quickly but then headed to Monterey and the Bay Area for 5 days.

This is going to be the Monterey & Bay Area pictures.

We started with going to the Aquarium with Troy, Sara, Landon, and Aunt Lindsey.

Watching the otters with Linz.

Perri and I.

Perri with Troy (her Dad). 
The typical jellyfish shot.

Playing with her brother.

They were both to focused to smile.

Mommy and Perri

Landon and Perri (they finally held still long enough)!

Landon, Troy, and Perri.

My baby girl.

After the aquarium we had ice cream and then stayed the night with my old roommate, Kristin.
The next day we went to First Awakenings with Kristin, then played at Lover's Point.  After she became soaked to the bone, we went and spent the afternoon with Troy, Sarah, and Landon.

She was drawing rainbows in the sand.

As much as I love Alaska, I do miss this kind of view.

She fell in.  While being watched by a Harbor Seal.

Yeah, Lover's Point is an amazing view.

Landon and Perri playing on a tractor during our walk.

Perri and Landon crossing the "bridge".

Swinging with her Dad.

Perri and Sara.

Stef and Perri with their snake.

We then spent the evening with Stef, where Perri was able to play with Stef and Randy's kids Noah and Annika.  

In the morning we went to my favorite Bakery, The Buttery, then walked thru Santa Cruz.

Perri and her chosen cookie.
Santa Cruz, another favorite place.

On our Santa Cruz walk.  Perri kept talking about how she wanted to learn to surf.

After Santa Cruz we went back to Moss Landing and visited the Lab.  Perri was in a pill of a mood so we didn't stay that long; we just went to lunch and did a quick tour to say hi to the sea lions.  After that I was able to see Gina and Jackie (while Perri napped in the car) before heading to Portola Valley to see Pete and Colette. 

Aunt Colette and Perri.

The next day my mom took Perri and I was able to stop by 1 Infinite Loop and have coffee with some great people.  I also was able to have dinner with Meg and Alex that evening.

Phew, that's the sum of Monterey and the Bay Area.


  1. Your pictures of Lover's Point are gorgeous, SC! I wish we had taken one together with P asleep in the back! Love to read your posts as usual. I always enjoy stalking you. Sad we didn't get to spend more time together. MISS YOU!!!

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    1. I was thinking about you when I was there! I would love to grab coffee next time I'm in the area.

      And maybe do one of your amazing photo shoots in a field ;)