If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook or Snapchat, then you know Reid and I just got back from a little Vaca.
We went to California. My first time to California! It was a lot of fun! A little before Christmas we had decided on heading to California, where we would stay a few nights in San Francisco and then drive the coast over a period of a few days and eventually fly out of LA. Reid agreed to go, as long as I wouldn't be overly detailed in planning so that we were free to do what we wanted and not tied down to a schedule. I obliged and Reid was overly impressed :)
We knew it was going to be a sight seeing trip and not one where we'd come home with a tan. We also knew that it was a gamble for what the weather would be like in Cali, but I was hopeful as the Super Bowl pictures were blue skies and brilliant sunshine. I didn't expect MN to have warmer weather than Cali. Oh well, we still had an awesome time and when we really needed it to not rain, it didn't.
Sooooo some recap for you, but really mostly for me so that I can some day look back and remember.
Grandma came down Tuesday night because we had an early flight Wednesday morning. Early, as in, we left the house at 3am.
We were hopeful that a Caribou would open before our plane departed...it did. Hoooray!
I also wanted Reid to take a picture because it's a rare seen to see me travel with just a purse!!
Cheers to some unscheduled no kiddo few days
We had a little talk about Faith and taking chances and trusting in the Lord and not living a life in fear. Eventually she came to and gave us her blessing to go. Throughout our departure day there were little things that I sent to Grandma so she could reassure Sally.
One was seeing the sunrise from up in the sky (pay no attention to the dirty plane window)
Our plane was delayed an extra hour, we enjoyed our time of just hanging out, kid-free
We had looked ahead at the weather forecast and knew it was pretty likely that Wednesday, the day we landed would be the only day without rain. We had really wanted to rent bikes to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge. We had researched that that was the best way to experience the bridge. We "pushed" through. Even though we had been up since 2am, we still rented those bikes and bike and the bridge. I'm so glad we did.
It was a lot of fun and a lot of giggles!
The selfie stick came in real handy during our trip :)
Uber was an awesome thing throughout our time in San Fran. We didn't schedule a rental car until we were leaving town so relied on Uber quite often.
After we dropped off our bikes (Sports Basement (reference of where we rented bikes)). We ubered back to the Wharf area where our hotel (Zephyr) and had a quick drink and dinner at The Wipeout
Thankfully they handed out raincoats.
Quick stop for a turn around after the Golden Gate Bridge
After our bus tour we head to the pier for some Chowder to dry off
We walked around and checked out the Sea Lions
Reid's signature look. Backpack with a rain poncho on. Careful for the slippery shoes...
Before we headed out of town we needed to see the painted ladies (anyone watching the new Full House on netflix?)