Thursday, September 23, 2010

California ... Day 3


This was my last full day in Cali, and it was a whirlwind!

We started off the day by walking to downtown Mountain View (about a 20 minute walk). It was a beautiful day, so I didn't mind that my flip flop was rubbing a mean blister into the side of my foot. We took Andy, and also Aryan (Sarah's god-daughter whom she was babysitting that weekend and a very very cute 1 year old!) on the walk, and we made a pit stop at the coffee shop in downtown. Downtown Mountain View is a very diverse downtown. Its one main street, with every type of foreign food you could find. I would definitely not run out of things to eat in this downtown!

I just love this photo!

Me and Aryan at the coffee shop!
After coffee, we made the trek back to Sarah's house, and had a few diaper mishaps along the way, the joy of having a 3 month old!

We were driving into San Fran to pick up Sarah's friends (the parents of the darling little girl above) at the airport. After we picked them up, and got yelled at by a very surly security guard, we went to eat at In-n-Out burger, because I had never been there before, and there happened to be one right near the airport. I think everyone else arriving in San Fran had the same idea. It was pretty tasty. Although, (and Sarah and Candice will kill me for saying this) I like Whataburger better still. I'm a Texan, and I'm biased, what can I say? I didn't get a picture of the In - n-Out sign, but I did get this little nugget:

Which is a much better picture than the In-n-Out burger sign, if I do say so myself.

If you remember, in my first Cali post I mentioned that it was super foggy when we were in the city on Saturday, well Sarah, being the awesome person that she is, didn't want me to leave Cali without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. So, with Andy it tow, we drove back into San Fran to see the GGB. And, it was the best decision ever! It was a beautiful, clear day in San Fran, and the bridge was just like I imagined it'd look. I can now cross off the life to do list driving across the GGB! We drove to a look out point on the other side, and I proceeded to take a million pics of the GGB. I will only post a few here. I didn't get a pic with Sarah in front of the bridge because she was tending to a very sleepy/hungry Andy. It was also Andy's first time to see the GGB!

Driving across

San Francisco!


Andy slept through the drive over the bridge.
After taking a bajillion photos, we drove back to Mountain View.

That night we went to a BBQ at a friend of Sarah and Michael's house. The guy was very nice and opened his house up warmly to us. We met a lot of Sarah and Michael's friends that night and had a really good time. The house was located across the street from Stanford, so that was really neat to see!

Afterwards, we headed back to their house and crashed!

The next day, my flight was early, so they dropped me off at the airport, and I said my goodbyes. I was very sad, but I know I'll hopefully see them again soon! Thank you Sarah and Michael (and Andy) and Candice for an absolutely wonderful Labor Day weekend.

1 comment:

Candice said...

JUST read your California posts! Love it and love you.
...i'm trying to get back into'll be my inspiration!