Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Girls day out to San Francisco!

Last Wednesday Nikki, Andrea and I decided to hop on board the first flight out to San Francisco and spend the day there. None of us had ever been there so it was a really cool experience to be able to explore a new city and see some of the famous sites that San Francisco is known for. It was neat to see things like China town, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge (even though the smog was horrible and you could barely see it). It seems so strange to me to see how different every city is and how much personality there is in San Francisco. The day was a ton of fun with shopping, walking, site-seeing, and of course taking the opportunity to eat at In n' Out burger for lunch. 
At Ghiradelli Square...a little loopy from lack of sleep

by this time our feet were killing us and it felt like it was about 100 degrees outside...but still tons of fun!

if you look real close you can see the golden gate bridge...andrea was pretty excited

then we found was much closer than it looks

They had all sort of cheapy shops in China Town...I was tempted to get a counterfeit purse...but didn't get around to it. 

Friday, August 15, 2008

dash point and rummikub

It feels like the summer is winding down, and I feel like I only have a few days off work before it's time to go back to school. There's nothing I love more then spending time at dash point and playing a rousing game of rummikub. The one thing that I miss so much when I go to Idaho is the water. I have always been used to  having an abundance of places to go if I ever wanted to be in the water, but in Rexburg the closest you get to a large body of water is the river. So I'm going to take advantage of the beaches and the sun as much as I can before I go back to school. 


My family went down to Medford to visit Linda, Mario, Adam and of course baby Tyler. Since Linda and the baby needed a lot of rest we spent a lot of time out and about with Adam. On one of the days then we rented a van and drove down to the redwood forest and the ocean in California. We had lots of fun in the car with Adam taking pictures. Once we got to the beach Adam had a lot of fun running away from the waves. It's always fun to visit Medford, even if it only is for a couple of days.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rafting at Browns Point

There's nothing I love more on my day off then enjoying the summer sun and doing something water related. Andrea and I both have thursdays off so we usually try to do something fun together that day. The other week we decided to dig through Andrea's garage and bring her inflatable raft to brown's point. We went over to subway to pick up some sandwiches so that we could have a nice little picnic at the beach. After we got the raft inflated we pretty much just floated around in the raft relaxing in the sun. Every once in a while then we would realize that we had drifted pretty far off from browns point and would have to quickly paddle back. There's not many things better in life than the sun, the water, and lots of girly talk with one of your best friends!

Day trip to San Diego

The other week than I decided to finally take advantage of my flight benefits and take a day trip to San Diego. I hadn't seen Jessica in a long time since she had been at school in Idaho during summer semester. Her birthday was July 25 so I decided that it would be a fun little birthday present to go take a day and relax on the beaches in San Diego. We took the bus from the airport to Mission beach. Mission beach is a very busy beach, but is a great place to walk around and go people watching. My favorite part was watching everyone trying to surf and actually see people playing in the ocean, which I am not used to in Washington. Even though I loved the California beaches, I still love the Puget Sound and would never trade the nasty sea weed of Dash point for the white sand of Southern California