Saturday, March 26, 2011

California Knows How to Party

One thing both Nate and I really like to do is travel, and that's something we really want to take advantage of over the next few years before we have kids. Since I still get a "spring break," Nate and I decided to take a trip to the sunshine state. We spent three days total in San Francisco and one night in Carmel-by-the-sea. It was a very fun but interesting trip. The week before we left, Nate was really sick with strep throat, so of course we were praying that he would get better before it left. Thank goodness, he was feeling better the day we left, and we had a great first day - seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown, walking up and looking back on Lombard Street, and riding the cable cars. Our second and third day we experience a little set back as it rained constantly. We learned that San Francisco rain is very different from Dallas rain. In Dallas, it's dreary and cloudy but really only actually rains for short periods of time. In San Francisco, it rains lightly but constantly! Nate and I made the best of it, bought some stylish rain jackets to wear (yes, they definitely say "San Francisco" on them), and toughed it out. 

On day #3 we rented a car and did the Highway 1 drive to Carmel, which was breathtakingly beautiful, even through the fog and rain. We stayed in a cute little Inn within a mile from the coast and Pebble Beach golf course (which we walked to and snuck on, of course). It was a really cute town and a fun side trip. 

Thankfully, our last day it finally stopped raining, and we drove back to San Francisco to spend some time in the eclectic Fisherman's Wharf. We saw lots of great street vendors - the "bush man," a magician, and rave spray paint artists. We completed our trip on a high note finishing with a beautiful day of sunshine and some In-N-Out Burger (can't wait for that to come to Dallas). 

All in all, we definitely learned how to be flexible, and it ended up being a fun trip and some great time to spend together!

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