Tuesday, September 16, 2008

California Dreamin'

Everytime we cross the border into California and see the beautiful pinetrees, we just come alive!! Amazed at the beauty that this state holds. And usually we vow that we are going to move back here some day. Anyway, we were on our way to my parent's house in Oroville when we passed the turn off to Lake Tahoe, suddenly the idea of passing by that beautiful lake was too much for us and we turned around and spent two days there. I'm very glad that we did. We had a great time!!!
Now, not all of California is beautiful. And one day in Oroville was enough, so we decided to head to the coast. We spent 3 days in Mendocino. We climbed over more rocks and hiked the coastline. We visited a light house and went to glass beach and collected pieces of glass there that had been made smooth from the sand and water washing up on it. The glass is smooth and it just glistens in the sunshine. Hallie had more fun collecting pieces of glass. Our next favorite thing to hiking along the coast is eating. Mendocino has great places to eat. It's a small old logging town, the homes were built in the 1880's. The way the town is situated along the coast, is more then charming. On the way back to Oroville, we enjoyed the beautiful rolling hills of the wine country. We found this apple orhcard and little produce market. Of course we had to stop and get some apples and apple juice. Our family reunion was at Ron's house. Here's the guys playing volleyball in the pool.But the funnest thing is when the evening comes and we play games all night.


Snyder Family said...

Looks like you had a fun time in California. The pictures of the coast are beautiful. I am glad you had a good time.

Snyder Family said...

Hey Debbie, what is your email address? I am also looking for Lynette's so I can add you to our blog viewer list. I went private so you can't see it unless I have your email addresses. Thanks so much. My email address is chilenachica02@yahoo.com. Thanks again!

Rachael and Karl said...

Karl and I our so jealous! That looked like a beautiful site seeing trip! Wish we could of made the reunion!