Well, as usual, we’re way behind on the posts. Here’s our photos from the big CA!
Our first stop in CA was Mt. Shasta. It was too cold and snowy for hiking but we stopped for a shoot for one of Craig’s clients. It’s a very small mountain/ski town so this is our only photo:
Next we headed to the Redwoods National Parks:
Feels like were in Lord of the Rings!
The start to our 6 mile hike
Sara hugging a tree
While visiting the Redwoods we stayed near Crescent City. The Pacific Ocean is so much better than the Atlantic!
Lighthouse near Crescent City
The pacific ocean is so cool
After the Redwoods, we headed to San Francisco and hung out with some good friends who showed us the city:
One of our fav’s from sightseeing was the Alcatraz tour!
Craig is very excited about the tour
Sara following the audio tour
Cell in Alcatraz...super small!
Looks like the movies
I, Sara, had a day to myself when Craig had to go back to Seattle for 24 hours. I went on a hike close to the ocean and then to Golden Gate Park. It was a great day!
Hike near San Francisco
Japanese Tea Garden
A really cool bridge in the tea garden
Next we headed to Yosemite. A snow storm had just moved through when we arrived and many of the roads were closed. So we were limited but we did make it in the park and went on a small hike. It’s beautiful and definately a place we’ll be going back to one day~
Yosemite in the snow
Half dome...snow cleared out later in the day
On a snowy hike
After Yosemite, we headed to LA where we flew to Cincy for the Holidays. It was nice to relax and hang with our families!
After the holidays we headed back to LA. Unfortunately, we didn’t take a single photo while we were there. I, Sara, was unimpressed with the city. I was expecting New York City on the west coast and LA is nothing like it. It’s one giant suburb and it takes forever to get anywhere in the city. The only touristy thing we did was go to Hollywood and it’s a dump! Of course we did have lots of little things go wrong like all our sleeping options fell through(including camping) and we started have car troubles and some other things. So maybe we’ll have to give LA another shot sometime! We really enjoyed the weather and all the boardwalks next to the beach. That was definitely a redeeming quality!
Next we moved onto San Diego. If we ever moved to CA this is the city we would chose! The weather and beaches were great and it feels less crowded. We had a great tour guide, a friend of Craigs, who let us stay with him and showed us some of the sights!
Our friend is the shadow...it's a group photo!
Craig being a rebel and drinking a beer on the beach
Great sunset in San Diego
This ends our time in California. It was great hanging with our friends, seeing some sights and meeting some amazing people that you’ll see in the near future on Recycle Your Faith. We can’t wait to go back again!