An amazing few days with my best friend
The final destination of our California/Nevada road trip was San Francisco! To recap, Friday evening after work (Alyssa and Seiji’s wedding!) we drove to Albany, Oregon. Saturday we drove to Reno, Nevada. On Sunday, we visited Lake Tahoe during the day and early Monday morning (5am kind of early!) we drove to Yosemite National Park on the way to Stockton, CA. We stayed overnight with Kristen’s aunt (as we did in Reno as well! Thank you Pam and Linda!) and then headed into San Fran with Kristen.
Her husband Caleb was working in Lodi (renovating a house) so Kristen came with us into the city for a half day before transiting back to the ‘burbs. We checked out Pier 39 and wandered through the Ferry Building before meeting my friend Em (the Gem ;)) for lunch. Randy and I both ordered fish tacos at Gott’s… and they were so, so good. As were the ten sweet potato fries I snuck off of Emily’s plate.
Rest, Hot Tubs & Rook Cards
Something Randy and I were most looking forward about being married was being able to go away for a weekend together. While we were engaged, we were hanging out with our friends Kelsey and Jon and the Oregon Coast came up. We decided to plan for a little trip in June. We picked a weekend and that was that. Back to wedding planning I went. It has been almost three months since Randy and I have been married (One year for Kelsey and Jon next month!) and it was so fun to spend a weekend away with friends.
Friday morning we were out the door around 7:15am and headed south. The drive was no problem on the way down, just over six hours. Not including a stop in Astoria to eat at Fort George Brewery & Public House (highly recommend it!) and a stop in Seaside at Safeway to grab groceries for the next two days. Our time in Cannon Beach was much too short (it’s a really lofty goal to drive 6-8 hours on only a 3-day weekend) but we made due with the time we did have. Next time we would absolutely go for more like 5 days. Not 3.