Archive for January, 2011

posted by Michelley on Jan 31

We had a fun photo shoot on the beach in La Jolla last November…

posted by Michelley on Jan 31

As we were heading out of San Francisco we had to make one more stop at Blue Bottle Coffee.

New Orleans iced coffees all around!

And some of the best Eggs Benedict I have ever tasted!

A couple of detours on the way to Pismo Beach…the Google Complex.

Nerd Alert: Steve Jobs Garage

Instead of driving all the way home we decided to stay the night in Pismo Beach at the SeaCrest Resort.

I was bummed that it was super foggy and we could barely see the water!

After a quick Yelp search we decided to have dinner at Cracked Crab where Matt proceeded to draw his dinner…

It was a nice end to our road trip!

Our next vacation can’t come soon enough!

posted by Michelley on Jan 31

Day four of our trip started with a search of Four Barrel Coffee. I love my Blue Bottle, but Four Barrel was pretty awesome! We both ordered iced coffees that were out of this world good.

We watched them roast the beans while we sipped our coffee.

Time for more sightseeing…

Then lunch at Magnolia!

I was super jealous of Matt because this place has so many cask beers! I love cask beers and I will have to go back someday!

And then we were tourists again…

No trip to SF is complete without a stop at Ghiradelli!

For our last night in the city we dined at E’Tutto. THE most amazing dinner ever!

posted by Michelley on Jan 30

The third day of our road trip started off with my favorite thing…Blue Bottle Coffee Co! I seriously need one of these near me.

Matt and I each ordered a New Orleans iced coffee. Amazing.

After coffee we headed into San Francisco. We took a detour to get some shots of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Next up was Sausalito for lunch. We stopped at a place called Hamburgers. Looking back, I do believe this marks the beginning of my hamburger cravings!

Then it was time for more exploring and more photo ops.

I love driving over the Golden Gate Bridge!

Time to check in to our hotel. I found a great deal online for the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. It was a nice hotel and we would love to stay there again. As with most hotels in SF, the room was small though.

After check in and a little rest we decided to head out for more exploring. We started with a trolley ride to the wharf and Pier 39.

Our traditional snack at Bubba Gump’s on Pier 39…peel & eat shrimp! (that was Matt’s beer)

More sightseeing…

It was COLD!

The last stop of the night was for Matt…Rogue!

He was super excited.

posted by Michelley on Jan 30

Jess and Wes were married on 10-10-10 in Oakland! They had a really fun wedding and we are so happy we got to attend!

posted by Michelley on Jan 30

Our very good friends Jess & Wes were married on 10-10-10! We were over the moon happy for them and excited to attend their amazing wedding in Oakland. We decided to make it a true vacation and planned a fun road trip. I initially planned our trip around brewery tours and tastings; however we found out that we were pregnant just a few days before our trip. Sooo, we I had to quickly come up with some different activities that I would get to enjoy as well, but I still kept a few fun stops for Matt.

The plan for day one of our trip was to drive up to Salinas with a lunch stop and brewery tour of Firestone Walker on the way.

Firestone Walker is located in Paso Robles and was really cool! I can’t comment on the taste of the beer, but it smelled amazing!

I think Matt enjoyed his sampler!

I decided to stay in Salinas rather than Monterey because it was cheap and I knew we would be staying at expensive hotels later on in our trip. Bad idea. Our hotel was gross and there is absolutly nothing to do in Salinas. At least I found a restaurant and brewery to have dinner at.

The next morning we couldn’t get out of that hotel quick enough, so we booked it to Santa Cruz for breakfast. Thanks to my superb navigation and Yelp searching skills I was able to find a cute place to have breakfast. If you are ever in Santa Cruz go to Walnut Avenue Cafe for breakfast…you can thank me later.

My Eggs Benedict were fabulous.

And so was Matt’s strawberry waffle!

After breakfast it was back on the road to Oakland. We booked a room in Jack London Square at the Waterfront Hotel. Our room wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, so we explored the area a little…


We even stopped for super spicy Bloody Mary’s! (Virgin for me!)

We were ready to crash once our room was finally available! We napped then got ready for the big wedding!!

Stay tuned…

posted by Michelley on Jan 26

After we celebrated our 7th anniversary in June we decided it was time to start our little family! We weren’t really “trying”, but we weren’t not trying either. We figured it would take a while and we were taking our time. Well, it didn’t take too long! I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of October!


We are so excited! Baby is due to arrive June 11th!

posted by Michelley on Jan 26

The month started out with wine tasting in Temecula! (we drank an abnormal amount of booze over a 3 month period!)


Love my girls!

more wine!

Okay, the next two events in October deserve their own posts!

posted by Michelley on Jan 26

September was another fun month…we went to a SD Padres game with a group from work! It was a fun night, but sadly the Padres lost! Yet again, we stayed in downtown. This time we stayed at Hard Rock Hotel. It was awesome!! I can’t wait to stay there again sometime.

hard rock  hotel

Next up was the Brad Paisley concert with Traci and Joe. It was the most fun I had all summer!


Complete with Bud Light tall cans! Typical.

bud light

Good times!!

posted by Michelley on Jan 26

Amazingly I only posted twice the entire year of 2010! Wow, I’ve gotten lazy. My last post was in July so, I’m going to back up to where I left off and start with August.

August was a fun month and quite a blur! I’m pretty sure it was a party every weekend. We started it off by going to the horse races in Del Mar. We went with a group from my office and it was a blast!

del mar races

The B-52’s were the featured concert after the races!


Next up we went to a Toby Keith concert in San Diego! We decided to make a weekend of it and stayed in the Gaslamp at Indigo Hotel!

indigo hotel

The hotel was nice and the concert was awesome!

toby keith

Next up was a concert at the House of Blues in San Diego and we stayed in a suite at The Sofia Hotel!

the sofia hotel

And I think that wraps up our August! Stay tuned from September!!

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