Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cali Part Dos

Lots of pictures ahead; It was hard to decide!

After we left twin peaks, we headed over to the Golden Gate bridge. We drove through a beautiful neighborhood with amazing homes overlooking the bay.IMG_5211 IMG_5212                                                 The huge cables that are on the bridge!IMG_5214IMG_5222                        This guy was painting part of the bridge. He was not hooked up to any safety cable either! Crazy.IMG_5220IMG_5226                                              IMG_5218 IMG_5217 IMG_5216   IMG_5235                                               We drove down the famous Lombard StreetIMG_5240                                            After the bridge, we went to Fisherman’s Wharf and had a delicious lunch! Steph is a picky-face and had a corn dog. Are you kidding me? Dan and I enjoyed a crab sandwich, calamari, and clam chowder. We had to battle the sea gulls and we almost lost that fight.IMG_5244IMG_5245 Copy of IMG_5242 IMG_5247                                           Steph took this cute picture. It was about this time that she started to feel a little sick…IMG_5248                         These guys were break dancing on the streets and it was pretty awesome to watch.

After this, we strolled the wharf and checked out the sea lions. My sister got sick and lost her lunch in the bathroom there. We were almost done for the day, so we hit up some shops and had delicious ice cream at Ghiradelli Square.

At this point, Steph was really feeling sick so we headed to the car and battled a 3 hour drive back to Lodi (should have been closer to 1 hour). We made a pit stop and Steph lost her guts again. She was deathly ill the entire way home and threw up numerous times (thank goodness for ziploc bags). Dan was a gem and didn’t say a word while she did her thing and I tried to comfort her. It was a long ride and luckily my aunt and uncle had a nice comfortable room for her to stay in.

She threw up a total of 12 times in the next few hours and asked me many times if she was going to die. :) She talked about wishing she had jumped off the bridge in San Fran and other nonsense that sick people say when they’re sick. She must have gotten what my mom had the day before.

But I took care of her and everyone else in the family stayed far away. Luckily I didn’t get sick and she had recovered by the next morning!IMG_5252                       Yummy family dinner.IMG_5254

IMG_5255                                           Steph and cutie pie Riley.IMG_5262                      Loving spending time with the grandparents.IMG_5259                                                 Riley and big brother Jacob.IMG_5258 IMG_5265 IMG_5269                             Gramps and StephIMG_5267                          This was so stinkin’ precious. My grandpa needs help walking and little Riley (great-grandson) held his hand and “helped” him get to the family room from the kitchen. Love it.                     IMG_5266                            Whew. That was picture overload, but oh well! We had a great time and I’m so grateful that we had the opportunity to go out there and get a break and visit family we don’t get to see a lot. It was a wonderful break.


Alicia said...

I am loving your bridge pictures. Looks like fun and I am totally jealous.

Amanda said...

We went to San Fran too, about a year ago and I loved it! Looking at these pictures reminds me of the fun we had.

Derek and Bre said...

I'm jealous of all your California adventures! Looks like you had fun!