Not In Jersey: Flashback Feature #42–California Flashback Feature #42–California - Not In Jersey

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Flashback Feature #42–California

I almost skipped over the Flashback Feature this week because I couldn’t find anything that I hadn’t yet shared! I am planning to retire the feature after I’ve been doing it for a year, since I usually feature things that happened in the past based on the time of year, meaning that after a year of the feature, most things will have been covered. When I looked at the pictures saved on my computer, I had already shared everything that happened in the past in August! Then I remembered that I have pictures saved elsewhere. I realized that this very week in 2006, Dave, Gabbie, and I were on a wonderful California vacation. At the time, Gabbie was almost 17 months old and just barely starting to walk.

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We flew into San Francisco. I was a little bit obsessed with Alcatraz.

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I loved the sea lions.

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San Francisco streets.

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We almost didn’t get to go to Alcatraz but someone gave me a free ticket. Only Gabbie and I went. Dave went bike riding.

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We had a caricature painted of Gabbie.

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We rode the trolley.

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We saw the Full House row houses.

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Lombard St.

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Family picture at the Botanical Garden.

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We drove down the coast.

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This was at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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More coastal scenery. Soon after this, the road was windy and Gabbie threw up.

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We obviously went to Disneyland. It was Gabbie’s first Disney experience. We met my good friend there and she took these pictures.

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Gabbie.

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In line for something.

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First time meeting Mickey Mouse.

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Yes I think she was a little scared.

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She got Minnie Mouse.

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Santa Monica.

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We ended the trip in San Diego exactly 7 years ago today!

I would love to do this trip again. California is a beautiful state! I also want to travel north of San Francisco, as I’ve only been south. Have you ever done the Pacific Coast Highway?

5 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

I just retired my Flashback series, because I was also running out of things to share from the past, because it will be a year that I am blogging and showed Flashbacks from all times of the year point of view now. But I loved how this one is going out with a bang. Looked like a great trip and can't believe how small Gabbie was here! Time really does fly!

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

I've always wanted to go to San Diego and see other places in Southern CA. But I also want to do a wine tour and stay at a bed & breakfast in Northern CA. Our friends did that for their honeymoon and said it was amazing.

Holly Higgins said...

I sooo want to go to San Francisco! A went to Sacramento for a conference this past July and said he was so tempted to go on his free day but knew I would be so mad! I also really want to go to Redwoods National Park. I've been to CA before, but only the airport so it doesn't really count :-)

Tamara Camera said...

I love all of these places. When I lived in SF, we'd occasionally take out-of-towners both up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. It never gets old to me. I always wish to go back.

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I will get to Disneyland someday! The picture I love the most is the row of houses from Full House! lol. John Stamos just turned 50! How did that happen?