I am unbelievably tired today. This weekend was a productive and fun weekend, but I feel like not doing anything for the rest of this week! We had a friend from Canada stay with us this weekend, so we showed her around many parts of the Bay Area. My brothers also came to hang out, so we had a FULL house.
We stopped at the famous Golden Gate Bridge, and luckily we came on a clear day. Usually, the fog that seeps into the bay makes it hard to see the bridge in its entirety.
While wandering around the pier, I could not resist going into Fudge House. I could not fight off the smell of chocolate! If you ever visit, you have to try this place.
And although it was late, we wanted to take her down Lombard “Crooked” Street and see the illuminated Coit Tower. I don’t have any shots from Lombard Street because the lighting was poor, and my shutter speed was not fast enough to get a clear picture. However, I did get a picture of Coit Tower.
The following day, we headed further south of San Francisco and showed our guests around Santa Cruz. I couldn’t think of what to do, so I suggested the Mystery Spot. I’ve been here before with my best friend, and I thought it was really interesting. Even the second time around, I can’t seem to figure it out. This place seriously defies gravity!
After contemplating the theories behind the Mystery Spot, we headed towards the Board Walk and picked up some fish and chips. We had a fun little picnic while watching the surfers.
After lunch, we just shopped around Downtown Santa Cruz! They have a ton of fun independent boutiques, and I’ll definitely have to go back before Christmas to do some major shopping!
Yesterday, we drove to Sausalito to have lunch. The houses there are amazingly beautiful. The view of the city from that side of the bay is gorgeous. I didn’t take pictures because it was too foggy.
With our weekend adventures, I didn’t get much time to scrap, but I did do a layout for the Scrapping Across the Universe challenge #4. Here it is:
The top of my layout got chopped off in the scan. The journaling says, “this year, i had the courage to start a brand new life… a new home in a new place, a new job, a new me. was i ready for this change? i’m not really sure if i was or not, but i’m glad i did. i’ve learned what independence is all about. is it easy to make decisions all on my own? sometimes. other times it’s much harder. but… living the life of an adult, i have to admit, i much harder than i expected, but this independence makes me value so much more. it keeps my GEARS going . it keeps me thinking. it keeps me in motion.”
Time to finish up the last bunch of my Christmas cards,