Friday, September 10, 2010


So, just to catch you all up. We left Germany in May to head to Sacramento to in-process for Rob to be a recruiter in Oregon. Things changed and they send us to Ft. Bragg, NC instead-- but not before we had an impromptu 10 day vacation to sight see the area. Here are some pics from our time there...

In Old Sacramento:

Visiting the old schoolhouse:

The oldtime schoolhouse:

JellyBelly Factory!

This is a mosaic made entirely out of jelly belly beans:

My Jelly bean shaped hamburger we had for lunch after the factory tour:

ChinaTown in San Francisco

View of San Francisco

Notice my Alcatraz Book bag I just had to get!

Cable Car Museum

Lombard Street- crookedest street ever

Driving over the Golden Gate Bridge with all its fog.

Hyde Street Trolley. The line was too long to get on so we hiked up, up, up the hills instead.

On Alcatraz Island

Inside Alcatraz

Really inside Alcatraz Prison

My crocs at Ghiradelli Square

Rob on the ferry over to Alcatraz Island

Ooops, sorry still sideways. Oh well. This is us at Fisherman's Wharf in San Fran. We had the BEST clam chowder for lunch while walking around.

Hopping a ride? Nope, it was parked so we just took a quick picture.

And then we went on the USS O'Brien docked back there.

My crocs with new Forrest Gump Jibbetz and Alcatraz in the background.

A store just for my freaky, lefty mom. *sigh*.

"I wish to be Big!"... and meet Tom Hanks.

Castle Winery in Napa

Looks like someone is peeking through the bushes.

I just like the double view in this picture with the rearview mirror.

NAPA VALLEY! Too bad we didn't have room in our suitcases to get some wine since we already had 6 European bottles we had stowed away in the luggage.

And there were plenty more pictures of the winery since Rob thought it was ironic that we leave Europe only to find a castle in the middle of California!

Hope you enjoyed. Next coming is pictures from our trip to Charleson, SC to get our car after we moved to Ft. Bragg. =)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


So, I know I am very behind in posting. I have decided that you're all simply going to have to live with that and I will post this and that of what has been going on (out of order and at random) until I somehow find myself all caught up (let's see if I ever do get there....)

Today, I'm going to share my trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Rob and I went in April and this was our last big European trip before we moved back stateside in May. Rob had been BEGGING to go to Dubrovnik and I finally found tickets to go over a 4 day weekend that would not break the piggy bank.

We went on a 3 island tour one day on a little boat. Here I am pointing out the welcoming signs at each island:

This is the main church, we even saw a wedding procession. The statue's name is Orlando:
View of the old marina from our dinner table.
At the gate to the Old City:
Family of cats & kittens living in the old wall:
Sending out those post cards!

We hiked ALL the waaaay to the top of this hill on the last of the 3 islands- just in time to take a few pics and run back down to make our boat as a storm came in.

That's me on Lokrum Island- where King Richard the Lionheart crashed on his way back from the great crusade.

Hope you enjoyed looking at a random sampling of our trip. We had a great time!