Sunday, June 29, 2008
We've also seen a few humming bird feeders around, so we decided to try our luck with that as well. It isn't as exciting as flowers, but here's a picture.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I do want to point out, that while looking at this and adding them to your facebook account may not be too geeky, there is a level of geekdom that has rarely been seen this side of the internet Mississippi. There are actually people who make it their daily goal to make these buttons, and put their mark on your account. Think about that the next time you walk into a Best Buy. That "Where's Waldo" button could have been made by the kid that sells you that microwave that knows just a little too much about the rotation speed of the kenmore versus the sharp.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
We don't have any way to keep any of our cameras dry, so we just took these few photos on the beach after the trip, but a few of Blake's friends had waterproof cameras, so maybe they will share some of the photos taken while we were paddling and of the wildlife that we saw. There were otters, seals, pelicans, and all sorts of birds that dove under the water. They would swim right up close to the boat just to check the people out. Cool!
Anyway, enjoy a few pictures...These were a few of blake's friends before they came back to shore.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Monday, June 9, 2008
For my Mom's birthday, we thought it might be fun to take a little drive to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 39. This is a view of the bridge from across the bay.Alcatraz Island... I'd love to get to go out there one day... but we didn't have time.The seals at Pier 39.We had dinner at Bubba Gumps on the end of Pier 39. The view was awesome as we got to look out over the water, boats, and sunset. These first 2 photos were taken while we were waiting to get seated. Those are some NIIIICE shoes! I wish I could have gotten a pair. haha.Blake consulting Zoltar, the fortune teller.Thanks again mom for coming with us, and we hope you had a really
Sunday, June 8, 2008
These are the elephant seals that we saw. How cool are they!?! Just a cool rock that was at the same place as the seals. This guy was pretty funny. He would move about 5 feet and decide it was too much work and would stop... rest for a bit... and then start moving again.
The view from a cliff on the side of the road. I think they call them "vista points" around here.Bo's not too sure about this.... but soon he gained his confidence and took in the view.
Here we are... we've reached "the mothership". Blake wouldn't let me take his picture in front of it. This is all he would let me take.How amazing is it all? I'll do my best to keep you up to date on the happenings of California, but until then...
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Thing!?!? Blake and I already had the opportunity to see "The Thing" when we were moving to Arizona a few years ago. It was such a memorable experience that we decided to take my mom as we drove through there on our way to California. The billboards for "the thing" start hundreds of miles before you actually reach "the thing", so we got her all excited about seeing "it". Here she is with "The Thing". I won't tell you what is in the box, nor will I show you the picture I took of it. I'd not want to ruin it in case you are driving down I10 through Arizona.
I took the following photos as we drove through California on the 101 and highway 1. They were just taken from the car going 70mph, so if you look carefully, you might see reflections from the car window. I thought it was just too beautiful to pass up.
The ocean near San Simeon where we are staying tonight. Don't let the sun fool you. It is actually around 50 degrees and CRAZY windy.
A little mexican food place where we ate dinner.