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.

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

I loved the sea lions.

San Francisco streets.

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.

We had a caricature painted of Gabbie.

We rode the trolley.

We saw the Full House row houses.

Lombard St.

Family picture at the Botanical Garden.

We drove down the coast.

This was at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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

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


In line for something.

First time meeting Mickey Mouse.

Yes I think she was a little scared.

She got Minnie Mouse.

Santa Monica.

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?


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?