Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Lovely Weekend

Raise your hand if you thoroughly enjoyed the Bay Area weather this last weekend! I sure did. Jared's sister and her boyfriend came to visit us last weekend and we were thrilled to have such wonderful weather for all of our sightseeing/adventures. I knew it was going to be awesome when the weather map on the news simply had the word "gorgeous" strewn across the west on Friday morning. On Friday we headed to San Francisco and had a wonderful time. We drove to Half Moon Bay and then up Highway 1 to get to the city. However, none of us remembered cameras, so we have no photo documentation of the good times. But, the weather was amazing and our adventures included such things as pizza from Golden Boy (best pizza ever), a drive down Lombard street, a drive-by of the Golden Gate, and some stops at several beaches/coastline sites. Good times.

On Saturday, we headed south to Pacific Grove/Carmel to do 17-Mile Drive. It was another beautiful day and good times were had again. This time, we remembered our cameras, so here are some photos of our adventures for your viewing pleasure:

I told you it was beautiful. The surfers thought so, too.

And who wouldn't want to tee off here, with the waves crashing in front of you (and yes, that really is a tee box)?

What a lovely couple (and great camera skills, Ashlee)!

And here is another lovely couple (though not quite as lovely as the first - JK).

We found some tide pools and saw starfish, hermit crabs, and sea anenomes.

And we spent lots of time carefully searching for sea glass.

Of course, cruising on 17-Mile drive is not complete without stopping to see the Lone Cypress and the 18th Green at Pebble Beach.

We finished the drive in Carmel and Jared practiced his paparazzi skills with Ashlee and David while we enjoyed the sunset on the beach.

After our day on the coast, we drove home, making an expensive stop at the Gilroy outlets on the way. We hope Ashlee and Dave enjoyed the trip. We had the best weather possible, so I don't think they had a choice but to enjoy themselves. Thanks for visiting, guys!


Andrea said...

It's snowing here right now. I'm a little jealous of your weather.

Ashlee said...

We definitely enjoyed ourselves. Thanks so much for inviting us. You guys were great hosts/tour guides. Hopefully we can make it back soon!

mommafriz said...

I want to come!