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This adventure took us South. All the way to San Diego. The hubby had a long weekend off work so we decided sorta spur-of-the-moment that we would make the long 7 hr drive on 4th of July weekend. San Diego is such a colorful city. We heard so many different languages as we passed people on the sidewalks. There was culture to be found wherever you go, making for a nice escape from reality for us. And the weather was INCREDIBLE! I mean, seriously! I can see why so many people enjoy living there.2016-07-06_0017

We decided not to attempt the ever popular San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld due to it being a holiday weekend and the fact that the tickets cost a small fortune. We did a little researching and decided to hit Old Town San Diego, Seaport Village, Balboa Park and Imperial Beach. Old Town was like stepping back in time. It’s said to be the birthplace of California, making it a fun destination for history-buffs. Seaport Village is Downtown right on the water providing picturesque views and salty breezes. It’s a nice place to shop, dine, walk and people-watch (haha). Balboa Park is massive! It has something like 17 museums as well as other things, and is also home to the San Diego Zoo. The last stop was the beach, Imperial Beach to be exact. San Diego has several beaches actually, but we chose Imperial based on it’s proximity to shops and restaurants and it’s family-friendly atmosphere. All in all, we agreed San Diego was worth visiting again one day. Maybe when our little guy is older and able to enjoy more of what San Diego has to offer. Thanks for a fun and relaxing weekend, San Deigo!2016-07-06_00182016-07-06_00192016-07-06_00202016-07-06_00212016-07-06_00222016-07-06_00232016-07-06_00242016-07-06_00252016-07-06_00262016-07-06_00272016-07-06_00282016-07-06_00292016-07-06_00302016-07-06_00312016-07-06_00322016-07-06_00332016-07-06_00342016-07-06_00352016-07-06_00362016-07-06_00372016-07-06_00382016-07-06_00402016-07-06_00392016-07-06_00412016-07-06_00422016-07-06_00432016-07-06_00442016-07-06_00452016-07-06_00462016-07-06_00472016-07-06_00482016-07-06_00502016-07-06_00512016-07-06_00522016-07-06_00532016-07-06_00542016-07-06_00552016-07-06_0056

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Weather forecast said it was gonna be a great day, and it was. We loaded up and took another drive. On the list: Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Murphys, and Columbia State Historic Park.2016-07-06_0001We had been to Muir Woods to see the giant redwoods, but the giant sequoias are a bit bigger. After our stroll through the woods, we hit the little town of Murphys for some lunch before heading to Columbia State Historic Park. As we walked around, I tried to think what it would have been like to live there in it’s hayday. Even though most of the buildings are recreations, you get a feel for what life was like in this mountain town. Another fun family adventure in the history books.2016-07-06_00022016-07-06_00032016-07-06_00042016-07-06_00052016-07-06_00062016-07-06_00072016-07-06_00082016-07-06_00092016-07-06_00102016-07-06_00112016-07-06_00122016-07-06_00132016-07-06_00142016-07-06_00152016-07-06_0016

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manteca high school seniorHer days at Manteca High School are over. What may have felt like forever coming, will one day seem a distant memory. Victoria, you are now free to blaze your own trail. Congratulations on such a great achievement! And a HUGE thanks to Tracy’s Nursery & Gardens in Tracy, CA for allowing me to photograph this gorgeous girl on your property!!manteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school seniormanteca high school senior

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High school graduation. MAN, what a pivotal moment in one’s life.manteca high school senior Maybe you were popular, maybe you weren’t. Maybe you played sports, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you made good grades, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you dated, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you got a car when you turned 16, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you made plans for college, maybe you didn’t. No matter what your high school experience may have been like, the important thing is that you make it through and across that stage with that piece of paper in your hand. With that little piece of paper, you are free to do so much. Free to do whatever you dream or wish. Never in your life are you more free and prepared to take on the world and shape your future than at this time. Congratulations Daniela! You made it out! Go boldly in the direction of your dreams!manteca high school senior manteca high school senior manteca high school senior manteca high school senior manteca high school senior manteca high school senior manteca high school senior manteca high school senior

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Time really just slips on by when you’re not paying attention doesn’t it?! We have been in Cali for a year and half now and still have so much we haven’t checked off our list. Having a little one doesn’t make travel very easy or enjoyable but Linc is almost a year old (CRAZINESS!) so we are trying to venture out at least once a month for a little family fun now that he’s older and doesn’t require as much naptime. Last month, we took a day and drove out to Monterey and Carmel on the coast. It was a perfect day! We hit Fisherman’s Wharf and 17 mile Drive before ending the day walking the beach and streets in Carmel. We really had a great time and started thinking about where we want to venture to next.2016-06-08_00542016-06-08_00552016-06-08_00562016-06-08_00572016-06-08_00582016-06-08_00592016-06-08_00602016-06-08_00612016-06-08_00622016-06-08_00632016-06-08_00642016-06-08_00652016-06-08_00662016-06-08_00672016-06-08_00682016-06-08_00692016-06-08_0070

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