Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Break Trip to Cali

Day #1:
The first day of our trip started early in the morning. We woke up that morning to about a foot or two of snow. Oh man! We took it for what it was worth though and started out 13 HOUR JOURNEY! We drove forever it seemed like! I tell ya, once we reached the California border we were ready to be to our destination, which was Monterey. Monterey is one of the prettiest places I've ever been. By far this was the prettiest place we went the whole time. There were tons of green hills! We got there about 7 o'clock at night and decided to shower and get ready. I have a friend in Logan  who grew up in Monterey so he called his friend and he took us to the beach that night. He built a fire so we could make smores  and we got to play in the ocean! It was a great night! I accidently dropped one of my marshmallows and ended up stepping on it of course. The night was a lot of fun though!

(trying to get the marshmallow off my foot)

(the ocean)

Day #2:
The next day we woke up early and went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Before we left whenever I would look up things to do in Monterey, the aquarium came up as the main attraction. The only problem was was it is $30 to get in and we were going for cheap. But thanks to my friends friend, we got in FREE! The aquarium was huge! Right when we got there we were told to sit in front of some big aquarium to watch them feed the fish. In this aquarium there were sharks, tuna and some other weird fish. When they started feeding the fish they went crazy! One of the Tuna accidently swam right into the glass and started bleeding and the natural instinct of the shark was to eat it! Oh man! All the little kids were screaming and the announcer lady was like "our fish usually don't eat each other but once the shark smell blood it's just nature's way for them to eat whatever's bleeding." It was crazy. But overall the aquarium was awesome.
Later that day we just enjoyed the nice weather and went to all the shops near the beach, ate lunch in a park, and took pictures on the beach. 
After all that we drove to Santa Cruz. There wasn't much there but we did find a great Cambodian restaurant. It was so yummy! I got some great shish kabobs! Since there wasn't really anything to do in Santa Cruz, after dinner we decided to relax, sit in the hot tub, and go to bed early.

Day #3 & #4:
The next couple days were quite eventful.  The 3rd day we woke up early ate our continental breakfast and then were off to San Francisco! We had so much fun in San Francisco! We spent all of our time in Pier 39 the 3rd day. There, we shopped, ate yummy crepes (2 each in fact), and got probably about 20 signatures from people. You see, before we left we made our own spring break shirts. We decided to buy little Sharpie markers and have random people in shops and on the street sign our shirts. This was probably one of my favorite things about the whole trip! We met some really interesting people and had a lot of fun with it. We would always get the people asking "where are you from" and "did you drive here" haha! It was great! The 3rd day we also went up to Ghirardelli Square. There we ate soooo much chocolate and got chocolate covered strawberries! They were amazing! That night we drove to Sacramento to stay with my aunt.
The 4th day we woke up early and went shopping in some outlets near my aunts house! We got some great things! Then after that a couple of the girls I was with decided they wanted to experience China Town. I told them what to expect and that it wouldn't be the most exciting thing but we went anyway. It actually didn't turn out that bad all except for a lady made us pay her a dollar to use her nastified bathroom, ugh! But we did meet a few interesting people when we asked people to sign our shirts haha! There were a couple people who thought it was the most exciting thing ever haha! After China Town we headed back down to Pier 39. We parked in a 2 hour parking lot so and we decided we were bound and determined to got 20 signatures on out shirts within that time period and we exceeded our goal haha! It was awesome! We even walked upon the scene of a commercial being shot and got a couple to sign our shirts from that! It was a lot of fun! I think we got over 70 signatures overall! Once our 2 hours was up we drove back to Sacramento and went to bed early again cause we were exhausted!

(China Town)

(the shirts we made)

The Final Day:
Our last day in California we decided we wanted to experience the Jelly Belly Factory! I actually had a lot of fun going there. I'd been before but it's always fun going with people who haven't been before. Did you know it takes 7-10 days to make 1 Jelly Belly? 
After the Jelly Belly Factory we decided to go to Old Sacramento. There they just had a bunch of shops and the Railroad Museum. It was such a nice day that we kind of just enjoyed walking around outside. We didn't get to spend much time there cause one of my friends was having problems with her eye and we thought it might be Pink Eye so she had to go to the doctor. 
My grandma picked me up from Old Sacramento and I got to spend the rest of the evening with her and my aunt. It was nice visiting with them cause I don't get to see them very often. 
That night 2 of the girls and I went to some bar/dance club place. It was country night and of course we thought we could dance country cause we are from Utah but we were wrong. They had a line dance for every song out there haha! We learned a couple. At first it was kind of lame but then we met a few nice people and after that it was a BLAST
Overall my spring  break rocked! I had so much fun and enjoyed it all! 

(our hats are hot!)

(Old Sacramento)

(My grandma)

These are some of the things I bought in California!


Erin said...

OH MY GOSH! I love the silver shoes!! So cute! Looks like you had fun :)

Jake and De'dy said...

How fun, I am jealous!

Cara Lee said...

ah man, I'm jealous! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.... I would be too scared to drive somewhere like that by myself!!

JD & Whitney said...

That looks like so much freakin fun! I drove to L.A. last august so I know the drive! Cali is so fun though! I love the stuff you bought! and the Shirt Signing idea is so funny! Your girl friends seem so cute! In other words, I'm jealous and I wish I could've gone with you guys!