Saturday, March 08, 2008

Countdown to California


This coming Friday, we leave for California for 10 days. I am very excited about the trip-we will see a lot of the northern half of this gi-nourmous state, traveling from San Francisco up to Yreka (I just love saying that) to see my pal Holly and hopefully my other pal Heather, then down to Fairfield to stay with my brother and his wife and two darling children, then down to Monterey to see lots of fish and the ocean and maybe some whales, then back to Fairfield, then over on the ferry to San Fran to see cable cars and sea lions and sourdough bread and chocolate and the Golden Gate Bridge and then back to Fairfield then north of San Fran to see Muir Woods and some beaches and maybe even a lighthouse. Whew. I am trying this coming week to take the vacation before the vacation so I won't need the vacation after the vacation. I've virtually cleared my schedule so I can start tomorrow to get the laundry done, make sure we have the suitcases out of the storage unit, make my ultimate things to do list, and get everyone ready to be out the door at approximately 5 am Friday morning.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, how fun. You're making me homesick. My family is in southern California, which is like a separate state from where you're going. Have a great time. We'll miss your family on Sunday. (I enjoy teaching Sam so much. He shows me every week that I have a lot to learn to catch up with him)

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  2. OH MY GOSH. That is some SERIOUS vacation! How awesome! I hope you have a fantastic time :)

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  3. ya the west coast!!! can I climb in your bag? I have only been to Yreka out of your list (only 3 hrs from my hometown). Flown over the rest a bit though! Have a great time!

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  4. WOW! That's pretty awesome. That will be fun to see Nook friends. Say hello to them from all of us Columbians!

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  5. You are SO PUT TOGETHER! I admire that a lot in you. I have a lot of kids too, but I'm not as organized as you. Looks to me like you're going to have a great vacation. Can't wait to hear all about it! Have a fabulous time!

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  6. Ooooo, i am so excited for you! Yippie, I can't wait to see the pictures... :-) Oh the photo ops, I am so excited!

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  7. Have a great trip...sounds like you have packed in some great activities! (but I can understand your desire to have a vacation before the vacation :) We also packing this week and heading to Portland...is that part of your Oregon visit? Safe and happy travels!

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  8. I'm giddy with the thought of having you here! I hope all your prep work er I mean "rest" goes well. See you soon!!!

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  9. Have a great time! I love vacations and just getting away from the normal everyday life routine. Make lots of great memories can't wait to see pictures when you get home.

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  10. Have fun! I love family vacations.

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