Summer 2011...NoCal & SoCal from Aja Vaught on Vimeo.
A few favorite memories from our trip that I don't want to forget...
Jude taking a big bite of Calimari a Riva's in Santa Cruz and giving us the thumbs up, then me telling him he was eating squid tentacles and him instantly gagging and choking and spitting the chewed up squid tentacles out. I know, I know.
Looking out at Glacier point watching Jude climb a rock and then watching Jude lose his balance and tumble down the rock feet moving faster than he could go and catching himself at the edge of the point and saying "I meant to do that". Us checking our pulse to make sure our hearts were still beating.
Watching our children explore Yosemite fearlessly and curiously.
Picking Eric up from the airport in San Francisco and watching all the Asian flight attendants come off the plain from Bangkok. Seriously, they looked like Barbies or dolls. Wish I got a picture of their hair pieces and uniforms. Our flight attendants are so boring in the states.
Watching T carry Tristan off the Indian Jones ride in Disney. Bella and I bailed at the last minute. Apparently it was a wild ride but Judo LOVED it!
Tristan and I sleeping in a twin bed together for a week.
California's bounty. They have the best farmer's markets in the world and I have a new love for peaches. Can you believe I have never tried a white peach before? WOW!
Sleeping in a Yurt and being lulled to sleep by the sound of water flowing through the Tuolumne River at night.
River rafting on the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.
Lunch at the Awahanee Hotel.
The Giant Sequoia Trees. WOW!
Watching the surfers in Santa Cruz and looking for Lost Boys on the boardwalk ;) Come on Kiefer, where were yo?
Walking on the beach in Santa Cruz, freezing and playing in the ice cold water barefoot.
Lunch with the Fischers at Half Moon Bay.
Singing show tunes and songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's and commenting on how cool it would be if we actually had one of those infomercial rock ballad cd's.
In-N-Out's. Enough Said.
The games we played trying to keep each other awake while driving at night.
Missing home and all the people who make it home. It's good to miss home.
Escaping 115 degrees back home. It was in the 60's to 80's.
Watching Bella take care of her little brother. At one point Jude fell asleep in the car with gum in his mouth. Bella was so worried about him choking on it that she woke him up and made him spit it in her hand. That's a few hours after we had to separate them b/c of fighting.
Also, watching Bella almost in tears b/c she was worried about her little brother riding Indiana Jone's. She just kept saying "poor Jude". I love to see how much they love each other.
Hanging with Fisch...you know you love us Eric ;)
Hanging out under the stars in our little Yurt Village with my tripod and camera and a glass of cheap Cali vino, eating tortilla chips.
San Francisco. Oh how I thought I would not like you. You are great and beautiful and have so much to explore. I can't wait to visit you again (minus the wharf).
Getting the Mister some Dogfish Head. Finally.
Surprising the kids with Disney and Bella saying "You Promise?"before she officially got excited. Too cute. I have a separate Disney post planned.
Traders Joe's and 2 Buck Chuck.
Yosemite. All. Of. It.