Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Ladies in San Fran!

Mom and the girls, Riane and Tay, visited us for the 4th and we had so much fun! We went to so many different cities- LA, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Carmel, and of the course our favorite- San Fran! Riane got to tour around UCLA, UCSB, Pepperdine, UC Berkley, Stanford, & Pomona. We had fun in every city! We did a tour of Alcatraz, went to Sausalito and shopped & ate on the water, we did a day trip to Monterey and Carmel and went on a whale watching trip to see humpback whales! (See pictures) The Monterey Bay Aquarium was awesome with lots of cool stuff and exhibits and the coast in Monterey was full of seal life- otters, sea lions, and whales. Santa Barbara and Malibu were beautiful! We ate the best Sushi EVER at Ebisu here in SF and our favorite was the 49'r roll by FAR! It was like butter!!! They got to try our favorite Ethiopian, Thai, & Indian restaurants!..yum! :)

We all walked to the park and saw the Butterfly exhibit in the Conservatory of Flowers and it was so neat to walk in this atrium full of butterflies buzzing about landing on you! Taking a limo to Chinatown was fun! After seeing the 1 hour trolley line to Chinatown we decided to hop in a limo for the same price to take us to Chinatown! It really does feel like you are in a different part of the world the way the streets are just packed and narrow and plenty of dead animals hanging in the windows of markets...interesting. Of of course the best shopping was just one block away from our apt on Haight! (See Pictures!) We went to Sausalito after touring Alcatraz and the bridge and ate at an awesome restaurant right on the water. I miss everyone already and finally had to switch modes back to a working lady with my job at Google starting on Wednesday.

Girls Gone Wild- Florida

Florida with the girls for Wein's Batchelorette party was a blast!! (We all look so normal and innocent here..don't be fooled! :) I miss my girls so much! We had so much fun just hanging out on the beach, talking, laughing and of course partying! (We didn't have too many encounters with junk yard cats falling out of the rafters) but we all had very rough flights home on Sunday to say the least...I can't wait for the wedding to party with everyone again and hopefully get some TEX MEX and ritas! (click here for all the pics)