Sunday, September 14, 2008

Back to reality!

We are back home from our trip to the West Coast and, holy moly, we feel like we've been run over by a truck! Why didn't anyone warn us how hard it is to get back in the swing of things after a vacation?! I do believe we are in the "adjustment" phase right now...

We had such a great time just spending time together as a couple and exploring all kinds of places. Although, I must admit, we really, really missed our little Avery!! It is very good to be home, sweet, home.

So, on to some pictures!

We spent the first few days in San Francisco and Napa Valley...

and of course took lots of pics of the Golden Gate Bridge.

So, San Francisco is supposed to be a city with great restaurants. Well, on our first night in the city we were driving through it aimlessly and saw that we could get some great pics of the sunset behind the bridge.

So we manage to find a parking lot and hubs quite literally drags me to the edge of the water so that we can take some photos before the sun goes down (no small feat, considering my ever-expanding belly and non-toned/out-of-shape body).

When we finished taking the pictures, we realized that we parked in a Safeway parking lot. So, guess what our first dinner in the beautiful city of San Francisco was?

That's right, Safeway.

Pre-packaged turkey wrap, Peppridge Farm cookies and bottled water.

We are so terribly gourmet.

And the sad part? We had the very same meal the next night. I can't tell you how proud hubs was that we saved some cash.

This is Lombard Street - the crookest street in the US. We drove through it a couple of times just for kicks.

The city is so unique! Lots of cool Victorian houses and steep, steep streets. Just beautiful!

We explored Napa Valley for a day...
It was a beautiful day and we saw so many vineyards and wineries...

More picture to come!


  1. Very beautiful! Can't wait to see more of CA and hear about it! :)

  2. I always say that the best vacations leave you rested...but exhausted at the same time! Glad you had fun! But all those wineries and no wine? ;)

  3. Looks SO beautiful and like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see more!

  4. Aimee- SOO happy to hear you had a wonderful time on vacation.... it is hard to get back on track once home. The weather looks fabulous and I look forward to hearing more about this trip! I can't believe you ate from the grocery store in San Fran!!! that cracks me up!

  5. Welcome back! Your pictures are beautiful. A bit hard to enjoy the wine country fully when you're expecting, but I'm glad you had a nice time.

    PS My husband would SO be all over eating turkey sandwiches from Safeway to save money on vacation!

  6. Isn't San Fran stunning? I was there many moons ago and I never got over how crisp and clean the houses look there. I think they must have an ordinance or something in the city about keeping homes freshly painted.

    Great vacation.


  7. Your photos are great, but make me homesick. I grew up in Calistoga, went to college in the Bay Area and spent a lot of time in SF. Ahhh... With 4 kids it may be a while before we get back...thanks for the trip down memory road. Hope all is well. I can't believe you only have 3 months left!



I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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