What’s the best way to beat the Texas summer heat? Make sure a member of your family lives in California.
A few weeks ago RJ and I headed out west! My brother and his fiance currently live in San Jose, California. B-E-A-UTIFUL weather!! When we landed all of us were hungry. There was a burrito place Rachel had seen and we decided to try that out. She couldn’t remember what it was called except that it was a combo of the words Godzilla and Burrito. The actual name was Burritozilla, but I preferred ‘God’s Burrito’ as a better name. It was deeelicccious!
The next day began our journey to San Francisco!
Food was on our minds again when we got there. We met a cute old man that used to live in the same building as Boom Boom Mancini. Not sure if it was the Ray or Lenny ‘Boom Boom’. That restaurant made this boy a happy one.
From there we went on a boat tour of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. That was suuuper cool. And cold. Even with the fog we were able to get some good shots.
These were RJ’s boat shoes. That he wore on a boat. If you know RJ you know that him + Sperrys = big deal.
Lesson to learn: if you have not worn flats in a while, do not wear flats for the first time of the season when you intend to do a lot of walking. We had to make a pit stop into a Walgreen at one point in the afternoon to buy flip flops to save my feet. Because yes, they were about to fall off. There are no pictures of this tragically pathetic moment.
After some exploration we finally met up with RJ’s old roommate Andrew. He had a genius idea to take a ferry over to the town of Saucelito and grab dinner there. Thank goodness this boat was a lot bigger and smoother than the one from earlier in the afternoon. The town itself is really pretty. I would highly recommend going to it if you happen to be nearby. By the time we got there a lot of the shops had already closed for the day. However, the majority of the tourists were also gone so we got to really enjoy the town. AND be able to take good pics in front of this fountain.
This is a view from the boat headed back to San Francisco.
The next morning found us headed out to watch the seals. Those guys are fat. A.k.a great shark food.
From there was Lombarde Street. Really pretty.
And the Full House house. Not quite like I had imagined but still pretty neat.
While the Golden Gate Bridge isn’t long by any means, it was pretty dang exciting to cross over.
Once to the other side we explored Muir Woods. Want to feel humbled and realized just how truly irrelevant all your troubles and worries are?? Go visit a place like this.
The next morning the four of us headed to Santa Cruz.
This was the most terrifying ride ever created. Ever.
Overall this trip was absolutely wonderful and relaxing! Rachel and Sebastian were a blast to be with and we can’t wait until they tie the knot next year! Woo woo!
You may ask, “What do you mean by the San Jose 49ers??” Well the 49ers new stadium is being built in San Jose. Not San Francisco. I thought that that was just silly.
I leave you with Roxy.