Monday, July 22, 2013

California Trip: Wednesday-Thursday

Wednesday we went to San Francisco!! (And forgot the camera). It was fun but I enjoy the hiking and nature-y stuff more than the city. We went to Coit Tower, which I had never done before. It was pretty cool but there were so many stairs and steep hills to get to it! Then we went to China Town where we all bought too much stuff... I kept buying more and more... oops. I bought three beautiful pairs of earrings. After that, we went to Golden Gate park but got hungry so we found this little Korean place that was pretty good. Then we drove across Golden Gate Bridge which was kinda really foggy. Our GPS, Nigel, was kind enough to let us know we had reached our destination after we had crossed the bridge, turned around, and crossed again. We got ice cream at Ghirardelli's in Monterey.

Thursday (Fourth of July)
Thursday we went to Big Sur. I loved it. It was just so gorgeous. Driving along the coast is one of my favorite things and hiking was just awesome of course. We hiked to a waterfall in the forest (redwoods are amazing) and then to another waterfall that actually poured onto a beautiful beach of white sand surrounded by teal ocean. It looked so peaceful, but we were only allowed to look, so we couldn't actually go down there. For dinner, we went to a place called Rosine's and it was pretty tasty. Then we got chocolate truffle cake to go and we ate it on the beach as we watched the sunset. We couldn't do fireworks in Monterey, but in my opinion, cake on the beach is ten times better.

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