Tuesday, May 5, 2009

California Dreamin'

Hi everybody! We've been getting a lot of exercise, since we've been walking almost everywhere! It's a good thing too, with all the fantastic food we're eating. :) We woke up Monday morning, and left for Big Sur. We stopped by the ocean to walk around on the beach for a while. It was COVERED in ginormous seaweed. And it is so extremely foggy here, you can't see anything too far away. Then we drove the rest of the way to Big Sur. It was breathtaking! Pictures make it look much smaller than it really is. The road had lots of twists and turns, so dad couldn't watch the scenery too much cause he was driving! When you are on a road high on a mountain top, you can see a HUGE sea of fog below you. It reminded me of being in an airplane looking down on the clouds. But this fog seemed to go on forever! Hundreds of feet below the surface of the fog, is the ocean. It was kinda scary at times. After we had lunch close to the edge of a cliff, we left for Monterey. We stopped by the Hearst castle, and to see hundreds of elephant seals laying on the beach. That was a sight to see...and smell. :(


I took this :)

Next was Monterey. For those of you who don't know, mom and dad used to live in Monterey when they were newly-weds. So it was cool for them to see the stuff they used to do 26 years ago. Mom, dad, and Spenser got out of the car to see a park- Lover's Point. I was asleep in the car. They said there were ground squirrels that would walk right up next to you, so you could feed them. We went to a Mediterranean restaurant for a snack of stuffed grape leaves and pita bread with hummus. Mom and dad used to eat there ALL the time. We went to Old Fisherman's Wharf. It was really cold! We saw a couple of sea lions in the ocean. They bark SO loud! Then we went to Cannery Row. There was a giant candy store, so Logan was happy. :) We went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner that has a fantastic view of the ocean. Then we left for a long drive to San Francisco. Of course, we didn't make it all the way. We spent the night in San Jose. (haha that rhymes) I'll make a new post about San Fran, because there's a lot to say!


  1. You all look like you are having the time of your lives. I can't pull myself from your blog.:)

    Keep posting,

  2. Sounds like you guys are having fun! I'm enjoying reading about your experiences :)

    We miss you at church!