I was far overdue for a vacation. Even when you are in love with the city in which you live, everybody needs a little time away. So, I took full advantage of my best-friend-since-the-earth-cooled’s move to southern California and my other longtime, and former Houston dwelling, friend who-is-the-total-bomb’s already planned trip to northern California. Some serious California dreamin’ was going to be had by yours truly.
Long-time ATGAIC readers already know that I am hardly prodigious when I write. Ahem. 😉 My trip was ten days — TEN DAYS! — and if I tried to write about everything I did, I’d surely a) develop carpal tunnel syndrome, b) bore my fair readers so much that they’d likely fall over, face first, into their dinner and no doubt stab their eye out with their fork, and c) get my azz beaten. It would be enough to make your eyes bleed, I’m sure. Instead, I’m going to utilize a super-stealthlike-jedi-mind-trick to make you *feel* like you’re getting the full rundown on my vacation, without having to read a novella, by featuring a lovely photo presentation! Also, my Flickr-ninja skills have been in full force so feel free to see the plethora of photos there, as well.
And now, the highlights:
Partied with the Red Rocker on Independence Day. (Well, a look-a-like anyway.)
Chilled at the fifth most popular architectural structure in the U.S. and swooned.
Enjoyed evening repast, and practically had a foodgasm, at Restaurant Gary Danko. It was so good, I may or may not have wept.
Ate the Lobster Roll at Sam’s Chowder House which was named one of the five best sandwiches in the US by NBC’s Today Show. Yummy. Goodness.
Went bike riding along the coastal trail and went all Evel Kneival trying to ride and snap a photo simultaneously. Success!
Went hiking, and avoided mountain lions by wielding a very tiny rock and trying to “Be big. Shout!”, at the Purisima Redwoods Forest Preserve.
Packed up and went home begrudgingly. And had a fantastawesbulouslyamazing time.