Emily and Taylor Visit!

Dear Blogosphere,

My sister Emily and brother-in-law Taylor just left. We had a blast and saw a lot of Northern California while they were here. Here's where we went and what we did!
  • Day 1: Walked around Downtown Davis; went to the amazing Wednesday Farmer's Market -- complete with munching on local, organic cherries, blackberries, and kettle corn; walked through UC Davis' arboretum.
  • Day 2: Wine Country: Drove along the Silverado Trail taking in the gorgeous Napa Valley; stopped in Calistoga to visit Sam Brannan's cottage and learn a bit more about California's first millionaire... and Mormon with a serious sense of humor; had lunch and window shopped in St. Helena; missed the last tour at the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield but bought Belly Flops anyway; returned to little Davis.
  • Day 3: Drove to Sarah Winchester's curious home in San Jose with a brief stop in Fremont to eat at In-n-Out in its home state; stopped at our hotel in Campbell before heading down to Santa Cruz for dinner and beachy fun; returned to Campbell tuckered out!
  • Day 4: Hiked to Sempervirens Falls in Big Basin Redwoods State Park amongst the HUGE redwoods!
  • Day 5: Made our way to Half Moon Bay; drove through the cute little town and hung out on the beach to take some photographs; got stuck in San Francisco traffic for an hour or two due to a Giants game and the Pride Parade; couldn't get to Emily and Taylor's hotel so we took the Bay Bride to Berkeley and did a little shopping; said "sayonara" to Emily and Taylor, and boarded the Amtrak to Davis.
  • Day 7: Emily and Taylor spent their last night in the Golden State.
It was lots of fun to finally have my sister and bro-in-law out to visit! But it's a sad day now that they have left. :-(


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