Tuesday, October 12, 2010

California, Here We Come (Pink Suitcase Chronicles #31)

California in October is wonderful! We just returned from a trip to the San Francisco area. Here Pink poses in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow along with highlights of our time there with help from alphabet prompts:
C is for Cable Car. No transfers. No return trips. But well worth the price of the ride up the hill.
A is for Adrienne and Ken. They were married at Marin Art and Garden Center on Saturday. Ken is Wes' first cousin, and he and his bride were radiantly happy as first-time bride and groom. So in love!
L is for Lombard Street. We drove it and walked it. On foot is easier.
I is for Imbibing. In moderation, of course. We visited the Viansa Winery in Napa Valley for a tasting. Here the guys check the list for wine choices.
F is for Fisherman's Wharf. One can't visit San Francisco without a trip here.
O is for Ocean. Not only were we able to get to the beach (Muir Beach), but we visited the California Academy of Sciences and enjoyed the aquarium there.
R is for Relaxation. Although we were often on the go, we rested a bit at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate State Park. N is for Nieces and Nephew. How fun was it to be with Paul and Lora's family in California? Waaaay fun! Here they pose (and shiver) at the Muir Beach.
I is for In and Out. As in the famous burger place that Jill told us to go to. Delicious burgers, to be sure, but the wait and lines were really long. We're happy with the local Five Guys option!
A is for Artist. We visited the studio and museum of Charles M. Schulz in Santa Rosa, California. The kids loved the activity room and the grown-ups loved the comic-strip tile mural.
Actually, who doesn't love the Peanuts gang?
Once again, we are reminded with the lovliness of life. All the best to the newlyweds --- and thanks to them for choosing a "destination" wedding for those of us not living in the area!


Timi + Andrew said...

Oh, how fun! Congrats to the newlyweds!

The Lindahl News said...

Timi, I just saw you have posted after a break --- kids are sure growing up!

Yes, congrats are in order to these newlyweds!!

Sonia said...

Always fun to celebrate love with family, expecially in such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your memories.