Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer Vacation

Well, after driving 2600 miles, we just got back from our summer vacation to see the Redwoods in California. We had a wonderful time!!

Our first night was spent in Reno, NV at a horrible hotel. The bed was so hard we could hardly sleep. We drove the whole next day until we reached Eureka CA, we were so tired we just found a hotel with a soft bed and crashed. In the morning we drove to where we took a tram ride up into the redwoods. It was amazing!!

After the tram we drove through a tree :o) then on to San Francisco and the wharf. We really wanted to go visit Alcatraz but it was $40.00 a ticket unless you booked in advance, needless to say, we had to settle for just a picture from the wharf.

From San Francisco we drove to a town outside of LA and we spent the whole day at Six Flags. Cody had a blast and we were so exhausted, I even got a blister on my foot from all the walking around. When did I get too old to enjoy an amusement park??? Believe it or not, I actually had fun riding all those roller coaster rides.

Our next stop was Hollywood. We didn't stay too long there but it was fun to find the stars of some of our favorite movie stars. At this point we were all ready to head for home but of course we had to stop off in Las Vegas to visit the pawn shop that was made famous on a TV show called Pawn Stars.

Our last night was spent in the worst hotel of the whole trip in Mesquite NV. At 2:30 in the morning we gave up trying to sleep and climbed in our car to make the last leg of our journey.

We are so glad to be back home but we had a great time and can now cross off one more item on Evan's bucket list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Evan, Julie and Cody - It sounds and looks like you had a great time. Congratulations on another bucket list item being fulfilled. The pics were fantastic. They gave me a good idea of what you saw on your trip. Glad you're home safe and sound. Love ya lots, Mel