Cali for Sweet 16

Tripoto
9th Mar 2017
Photo of by Angela
Day 1

Leaving from Pearson - Woot!

We leave at 6:50 so now we wait.😋

Waiting to check our bags

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At Pearson.

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Looking back at TO. See ya in 2 weeks.

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BART en route to Taj Compton

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Day 2

Getting the lay of the land in San Francisco. We're heading for breakfast then to find the Hop on Hop off bus.

By the bridge - It's International Orange (aka primer)

Photo of San Francisco by Angela

Syd by the bridge

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Breaky on Pier 39

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The bay

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Needing a little rest - jet lag is a $#&!

Photo of San Francisco by Angela
Day 3

Highly recommend the Taylor Street Coffee Shop!

Yummy sun dried ????, spinach and egg white omelette

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Smoked salmon and poached eggs - say no more

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At the beginning of Powell St. @ Market St.

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Photo of San Francisco County by Angela

Boarding the cable car

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Hanging off the car

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Our cable Man

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En route to Golden Gate Park

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In the Gardens

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The Japanese Tea Garden

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Day 4

Hello Monterey!
We left San Francisco in our grey convertible camero.
En route to Cal Berkeley where we found some bears. Then it was off to Monterey through the foot hills along hwy 17. Syd was a bit grumpy because she needed the loo. In her discomfort she let the phones die which made me grumpy - no way to find the route to the hotel - ugh!

I think that's our sexy car!

Photo of Cali for Sweet 16 by Angela
Photo of Cali for Sweet 16 by Angela

At dusk at Tidal Dunes

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Pacific Coast Highway 1 was closed 😢. But we stumbled on two crazy mountain routes with hairpin turns and switchbacks - it was awesome sweet whip!

Navigating the coast

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PCH - Need I say more

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Carmel by the Sea

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Carmel

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Day 5

Lazy day in Avilia Beach.
Yoga at 9, quick breakfast then a short bike ride to the beach. Syd played in the freezing ocean.
We made it back in the nick of time to soak in the hot tub then relax with a deep tissue massage. 

Bike ride #1

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Momma multi tasking

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Bike ride # 2

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Late afternoon

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Showing some love!

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Getting ready for our evening ritual

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Day 6

Yesterday we drove to 🎅 Barbara. The drive was awesome. We had the roof down the whole way. Hit some​ fog on the coast but it burned off. We wandered around the beach and walked along the longest peer - Strearn's Wharf. Today we hit the IHOP where Syd had red velvet pancakes - happy girl. I'm a little under the weather with either a head cold or allergies - if you're going to be sick might as well surround yourself in a  beautiful locale.

Day 7

Who'd a thunk it

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Fig tree on steroids

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With the fig tree

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Whip

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What retirement should look like

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Apres beach

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Photo of Santa Barbara County by Angela
Day 8

First day in 🎅 Barbara.

In the square

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Tuna taco appetizer

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Day 9

I have no idea if it's day 8 or not but we rolled into Santa Monica yesterday. The Pier and rides has brought out a crazy number of people. Today​ is Sunday and the city will be in grid lock for the Santa Monica marathon. Syd and I are heading to Wisdom Tree and Cahuenga Peak for hike up to the Hollywood sign.

Tuna salad

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Waiting for dinner

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Pacific Park on the Pier

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Victory

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Behind the Hollywood sign

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Wisdom Tree

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Victory

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At the entrance

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Hogsmead

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The muggle vehicle

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Catching a ride

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Day 10

Today was all about Universal Studios. Hogwarts, hogsmead, hippogriffs - need I say more? Oh wait there is more. The Mummy, Dispicable Me, Transformers and Shrek. It was too much fun.

The Marquee

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Roger Rocket Fries

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Photo of Cali for Sweet 16 by Angela

Grauhman's Theater aka TCL

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Photo of Cali for Sweet 16 by Angela
Photo of Cali for Sweet 16 by Angela
Day 11

What are two girls to do on a rainy day on Hollywood Blvd? Get a last minute ticket to Beauty and the Beast. That's​ right. We toured Rodeo Drive then headed east for Hollywood.

Magical Theater

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Day 12

Last port of call is San Diego! We are staying at the very swishy Westgate. The trip South was perfect but a little chilly. We rode with the top down and the heater on.

We are just deciding what to do for dinner.

Pit stop

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Lunch in Oceanside

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Sydney at the wheel

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Syd - not driving

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The Westgate

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Day 13

Last day in Cali. We spent yesterday at the zoo - penguins, and lions, and otters oh my! Then out for dinner and a roof top swim.

This morning we are having breakfast at Cafe 21. Check out Syd's chocolate truffle crepes.

The zoo

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Chocolate Truffle Crepes - for breakfast!

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The hot tub!

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The pool

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At the top of the convention center

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Canoli for dessert

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Last night

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Room service

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Waiting for the plane

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Last day in Cali. We spent yesterday at the zoo. And a little time by the pool.

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it's been waaaay to much fun. we're ready to return to the land of normal.
Fri 03 24 17, 10:45 · Reply · Report
Hi Girls. It is Thursday morning and I have just looked at your last set of pictures and see you are in San Diego. I hope when you look back on this trip both of you will have a great sense of satisfaction and joy. I believe you couldn't have done more. Love momma
Thu 03 23 17, 10:04 · Reply · Report
Hi ladies. You are getting a heck of a lot from this trip. You will need a rest when you arrive home. It is amazing all places you have visited. You will have to explain "the Wisdom Tree ". Keep on trecking. Love momma
Tue 03 21 17, 19:28 · Reply (1) · Report
We're heading to San Diego today. it looks sunny out so the trip should be good. Last long haul with the top down.
Wed 03 22 17, 08:38 · Report
Hi folks. I am following you on a coastal California map. You two have come a long way down the coast. After Santa Barbara you are almost to Los Angeles, according to my small map. The pictures you are sending are so good. I feel like I am with you. Your car is very swishy. Have you driven it Sydney? I am so happy you are sending them. Love momma
Sat 03 18 17, 08:53 · Reply (1) · Report
Hey Mum, Sydney just showed me that there was a comment section and we're so glad your following along . Sydney hasn't got to drive yet but she's hoping to soon. You wouldn't believe where we are typing this from, The El Captain Theater about to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie staring Emma watson!! we've got to go the movie is starting soon!
Tue 03 21 17, 14:57 · Report
Hi lovely family. You two are using every minute of the day. Yoga, two bike rides, a swim in the ocean with a hot tub for a reward at the end of the day. The hot tub must be part of your hotel. Sounds like a very fulfilling day. Love momma
Thu 03 16 17, 07:48 · Reply · Report
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