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The Road Less Traveled

June 1, 2010

This past weekend we decided to be spontaneous and travel down to San Jose to visit some friends. We left Friday night after work, around 5:30, and immediately hit the worst traffic trying to get out of Portland in the rain at the beginning of a three day weekend. Once out of Portland it was smooth sailing. The temperature increased and we headed south and that added to our already growing excitement of a fun filled weekend. We arrived very tired around 4:30 am. The bed felt wonderful after trying to nap in the car.

On our first morning a couple more friends came over for a nice brunch. French toast casserole, eggs, and fruit were in order. We took our time catching up and talking about movies and our childhoods. Lunch rolled around and we were ready for some In-n-Out Burger. We were headed for Santa Cruz and the beach. It was much cooler along the beach and much windier. We only stayed at the first beach long enough for a couple pictures and to dip our toes in the cold ocean. The next stop was much better with the aid of some large rocks to block the wind. We had a great time building sand castles, exploring the tide poles, and relaxing in the sun. We finished the day with some delicious Thai food and a movie.

The last day was spend in San Francisco and in San Francisco traffic. We had grand plans to walk the Golden Gate park and spend the afternoon at Point Reyes. We did enjoy the park. We saw turtles, egrets, ducks, and koi. The park is far too big to explore in a couple hours and we had plans. Unfortunately, the traffic heading north was at a crawl. We finally made it across the bridge but too late to travel further north. We did head up to a viewpoint made out of an old World War II lookout post. The weather again was spotless but a little windy. We could see the whole city and Alcatraz in the distance. The drive home was less painful and we relaxed while watching some TV and eating ice cream.

Monday was a driving day but we took it a little slower. We stopped in Ashland to play at a park and stopped at the in-laws for dinner. It felt great to be home after such a long weekend. We had a great time with friends and really enjoyed the warm weather. San Jose, we can’t wait to be back!

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 1, 2010 9:40 pm

    Thanks for coming!

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