Monday, June 02, 2008

What A Week!

Last week was very eventful!! My cousin and her family came to visit as an early celebration for my and Jimmy's birthday. I am so grateful that they were able to do this trip! It was her son's first visit to California and while we had a great time, there were a few bumps along the way, but not enough to dampen our spirits. Here are a few of the highlights (I'll spare you the lowlights).

We spent a half day in Berkeley, shopping for UC Berkeley sweatshirts, lunching on hoagies and walking around Berkeley's beautiful Rose Garden.

San Francisco
Walked around Pier 39 in San Francisco and talked to the sea lions. Do you know the difference between sea lions and seals? Sea lions have visible ear flaps.

Watched the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge.

Carmel and Monterey
After a wonderful lunch in Carmel, saw lots of sea life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

We also played a good bit of Rock Band, saw the Sex and the City movie (loved it, it's fun and sarcastic and had a few moving moments, too) and ate good food. And not only did they come to visit for a whole week for our bdays, I also got an amazing new designer purse, too!
Thanks again V! I'm so glad you guys came to visit. xoxo


Anonymous said...

miss u tons! - v

rosemary said...

Wonderful pictures....I feel like I could feel the anemonies (?) and hear the seal....I love Pier 39!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh wow they all look great and no i didn't know the difference, but you sure got a good shot of him.
the garden is beautiful.Sorry about the bump in the roads tho.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Sounds like an incredible visit. You are quite the hostess.

Anonymous said...

Those pictures were so beautiful! Love the sunset one and especially the jellyfish pic. That one could be in National Geo. Glad you had such a great time!

Ginnie said...

Happy Birthday to both of you, Mad and Jimmy. It's our favorite Sign of the Year, isn't it! :) Go, Gemini!

Anonymous said...

Details on the purse please!