Thursday, May 14, 2009

cali day 1 and 2

We are home and adjusting back to normal life after a great trip to Berkeley to visit Peter's family. Kale did great, despite a couple bumps in the road including a possible night terror the first night and teething the last couple days. He really is a trooper and enjoyed seeing all the family. We drove to Salt Lake to fly to Oakland to save some $ and saw some buffalo in Yellowstone.
I couldn't believe how close they got!

In the future, I might not recommend driving this far to fly cheaper. Yes, we saved about half on airfare but may have aged a couple years in the process. Kale did great the way there but was ready to be out of the carseat on the way home. We did it though!
I had never seen palm trees until this trip!

Our first full day we joined Patrick's class on a field trip in the morning.

We left the field trip around lunch and drove the scenic way home while Kale napped in the car. We believe that our rental car agent was so charmed with our son that she upgraded us with GPS for free. We are so thankful! It was awesome to get around the area with.

He spent a lot of time sleeping in the car.

That night we went to a Farmer's Market in Berkeley where they have actually produce! (In Bozeman, the majority is crafts. Short growing season.)

Trying some of the merchandise

Raw oysters, Peter's favorite.

The Cheeseboard is a cool bakery/pizza place/cheese store that I had heard about from some friends. I am glad they told me about it! You can read more about it here. Peter and I shared a piece of pizza from there and it was the best food I had on the whole trip.

Everyone gets their pizza there and then proceeds to eat it on the median of the street.
More about the rest of the trip to come soon!


kelsey said...

sounds/looks like a great trip. i'm so glad!! i can't believe you had never seen palm trees before! that's wild. just the other day eli asked if we should plant some! i declined. not my favorite tree...

northwestharveys said...

Loving the pics so far. Can't wait to see more. I'm diggin' Kale's new hat!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are back. I was sure Kale would have grown a foot before I got to see him again. Looks like you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

How sad that your parents never took you anywhere to see a palm tree! I have to admit you led a pretty protected life.
I love the picture of you and Kale in the airport. Looking forward to more pictures.
Love you!!
Gramma J

Dave and Laurie said...

I would like to say thank you to Peter for the great DVD of Smith and Mason. You are very talented, and I hope you continue this tradition. You did have very cute subjects to work with. Thanks Peter.
Dave and Laurie

Sara said...

We loved the Berkeley farmer's market as well. Yum yum. I just put a storyboard of it in my Etsy shop: