Sunday, August 26, 2012

California: Northward!

Last week I drove up to the Bay Area to, among other things, visit my sister and attend the wedding of my college friends Matt and Lori. I was joined on my excursion by my increasingly good friend Valerie (who happens to blog herself). Valerie was going up to the East Bay to visit her boyfriend Colin who had just had some adventures of his own in the wilds of Alaska.

Driving over the 580 into the Bay Area

In my week in the Bay, I had a chance to catch up with old friends in Mountain View and San Francisco, explore my old home at Stanford University, and even fit in a short hike with Valerie and Colin in the Oakland Hills!

Bring on the roasted potatoes!

I also got to visit my sister Kimi who was finishing up a year at Hidden Villa. Piglets are cute but if you're not careful they'll bite your sandals off. Kimi and I finished our afternoon off at the Rabbit's Foot Meadery in Sunnyvale. The vikings had it right - mead is delicious!

On Friday, I filled my car with musical instruments and headed to Santa Cruz for Matt and Lori's wedding.