Friday, August 22, 2008

there's more where that came from

While in Golden Gate Park, we stopped by the Conservatory of Flowers, because there's nothing I love more than some super bright exotic flowers. Delicious!
The next day we went to our beloved Berkeley campus and reminisced about our glory days there - luckily the weather was PERFECT and there was nothing to ruin our beautiful dream... except the fact that the Cheeseboard is closed on Mondays! No pizza for me! We took a bus up to the rose garden and smelled all the flowers there - we really are plant people. And it's such a quintessentially Berkeley place for me - I used to run up to and past the Rose Garden every week for almost all four years. I love the Berkeley hills!
Next we took a train down to Lompoc where we hung out with James's family. And what is a trip to Lompoc without a little visit to Jalama beach...

Then we headed south for a short stay in San Diego before flying back to reality. We patrolled for pirate ships in a little sailboat in Mission Bay. Arrr. All we saw were divebombing pelicans having lunch.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

stocked up on vitamin D for the rest of the year

And we're back! It was a whirlwind two-week vacation of Utah and California, starting with a 3.5 day visit with Brad in Provo, and while there was no wedding to attend, we did have a good time cruising around the resort town of Midway on a little scooter, and hiking up a mountain to some awesome mineral formations in the Timpanogos Caves.
Next we flew over to San Francisco, where we crashed with the lovely Angela, and in return she made us wake up early to play soccer on a Saturday morning. But we still gave our all to team Emilio, to help get one goal for the spirited team. We also watched the Giants with Sungyon and Kevin and took a long walk through gorgeous Golden Gate Park.
To be continued...