25 September 2008

Yay Lucy!

Today after noon I am heading over to Franklin Ranch to pick up Lucy. She did great during surgery and was awake and well yesterday at 4:15.

23 September 2008

Think good thoughts...

After going on walks with Lucy where she would have to go to the bathroom every 20 yards, we decided to get her checked out. Turns out she has 2 stones in her bladder. One pea size, and one a little larger oval. The doctor said the best way to solve everything is surgery, so we have agreed and Lucy is going in tomorrow. We just wanted to let everyone know, so you can all think good thoughts for her tomorrow. Thanks.

18 September 2008

Visitors Round Two

On Thursday, Josh and I welcomed our second set of guests. Steve, Deb and Christine flew into SFO on the evening flight and we picked them up. We got some pizza in town and headed out toward the bridge. On our way there was one of the best moments of the trip. We took Divisadero Street down towards 101 and when we got to the top of the hill, we saw a car go down the other side and it looked like in dropped off the side of the earth (because it was so steep). As we drove over the crest, Christine was screaming in the back seat.

Friday, we went to the Lodi Grape Festival. It was pretty much just like a county fair, but in one of the buildings they had pictures made out of different colored grapes. The theme was movies and different groups submitted their image for judging.

Saturday, we made the drive over to Muir Woods. We took a long hike and then took a break on this large tree.

After Muir Woods, we went up to Stinson Beach. The water was freezing, but we had to get in. As the waves crashed against our legs, the force of the water would wash out the sand around our feet. The waves were getting bigger as the tide was starting to come in. We also saw a bunch of dead jellyfish washed up on the beach.

Sunday we made the shorter drive to Napa to try and find a place to stomp grapes. We started here at St. Supery. We walked down some of the rows to sample the grapes.

Tuesday we stopped at the Jelly Belly factory (I know you're probably pretty jealous Evan!) and took a tour. Then we headed towards San Fran for the rest of the day.

We got tickets for the public transportation system which includes the trollies, so we hopped on the first one we could and rode up to Lombard Street and over to Chinatown where we got off and walked through to Union Square. The trollies are so old and beautiful and the drivers are so friendly. We took the trolly back to the station where we started at and drove up to Alamo Square to visit the Ladies. Christine and I tried the run up the hill like on the Full House intro (above), but I don't think that's what they looked like on TV.

We dropped them off at the airport--after stopping to eat at our new favorite airport waiting place BJ's--just in time to get home and get ready for bed.

09 September 2008

Click click...click click click

is the sound of my new typewriter! Sunday we decided to head down to the flea market again to see if we could find some more great finds...and we did! I have been wanting a typewriter for a while now and when Josh spotted this one, I had to ask how much. And would you believe, the woman said $35! SOLD! And it even still works.

Here it is looking cute on my desk. It is the perfect size and color.

So after we finished up at the flea market, we took a trip over the bay bridge to SF and stopped at Room & Board, and found some gelato in a cute neighborhood (California & Fillmore). Then we took the Golden Gate north on our way home. We stopped at the lookout point right on the north side. In the picture from left to right are Treasure Island, Bay Bridge, North Beach/Coit Tower, and Downtown SF.

07 September 2008

DQ...I've missed you.

Normally going to Dairy Queen would not be an experience worth blogging about, but we live in California now, the land were Jamba Juice reigns.

I found it funny that they sold "blizzards" in a location where 65ยบ is considered chilly.
We had to drive 30 minutes to get to our closest Dairy Queen (Janelle and I were used to being within walking/biking distance in MN)!  The $12 dollars I sent on gas to buy my $3 Cherry Dipcone Shake was well worth it!  

I never new how blessed we were in MN to have so many DQ's 

01 September 2008

We're gonna win Twins, we're gonna score!

Sunday we were really excited to go to the Twins game in Oakland and see a game outside. We went with a couple of our friends and tried to tailgate before the game, but we got there at noon and the game started at 1 so we just had a couple drinks and threw around a football. When we found our section, we saw another group of Twins fans, so we sat behind them (strength in numbers). It was a great game...we won 12-4 and we only got heckled a little.