I have finally checked California off of my bucket list. I’m back in the south now after a fabulous graduation trip to the west coast. I can now put away the winter clothes and bring the shorts back out. I was not as prepared as I should have been for the cold weather, which called for a few outfit repeats 🙂 It was an unforgettable experience that could not be captured in photos! Here are a few of my favorite parts 🙂
Our last day in San Francisco, before we headed down the coast, began with a visit to Chinatown and ended with an evening in Alcatraz 🙂
Reppin a lil Nutcracker
Playing dress up in Chinatown
There’s more than one way to dry your clothes…
Riding the street car up and down the hills of San Fran to the top of Lombard Street.
Breathtaking view from the top of the crooked street!
Back down the hill we go! The driver slammed the door in my face because I wasn’t hanging on, as I was trying to take pictures… yes it is possible to hold on with your legs and not your arms Mr. Driver.
The dad was trying to make his little girls swim in the freezing cold water… they weren’t too excited about that.
It was so cold, I could barely even touch it!
Strollin’ around Pier 39
Watching the sea Lions push each other into the water was quite comical.
Spent the evening being fascinated and creeped out all at the same time… Hellllo Alcatraz!
Just hanging in a solitary confinement cell… took me a while to actually go in and I didn’t stay in very long.
Escape from Alcatraz… This is one of the three cells that the men successfully escaped from.
the hole through which they escaped, and the paper mache head they made to fool the guards
This is the corridor where they climbed through to the roof and out into the bay… the men were never seen again.
Towards the end of the tour, we took a visit to the hospital… talk about creepy.
In the dark, cold x-ray room, you could hear the wind howling as the lamp flickered off and on.
Last stop… The Morgue.
There were birds everywhere and they were making the creepiest noises!
Goodbye Alcatraz… glad we made it out alive.
Driving down the coast…
Hello Carmel! You are so cute!
From the british, old fashioned White Swan Inn to the 70’s style Hofsas House!
Adventures on the 17 mile drive.
The 18th hole on Pebble Beach 🙂
The highest point on the 17 mile drive
Driving up the mountain included consisted of beautiful views and many twists and turns not far from the edge 🙂
I love Big Sur. McWay Falls was dreamy.
Last day in Monterey!
From the streetcars of San Francisco to the beautiful farmland and bright blue water along the coast, being in California was an unforgettable experience and I loved every second!
I love you Cali.