Post # 1
1) XM satellite radio is awesome
2) Mountains are fun
3) It is possible to drive through extreme temperature changes within less than 3 hours
4) The hotel in Flagstaff AZ is extremely proud of their continental breakfast. I think that’s the main reason the room cost $70.00 because it sure wasn’t the room
5) The Mojave desert is 100,000,000 miles across.
6) I cannot take animals, fruit, vegetables or plants into CA
7) It was 80+ degrees in SoCal. IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY. Freaking sweet.
8) People NEVER expect to hear that someone DROVE across the country
9) In and Out Burger rocks.
10) SF traffic is hands down the craziest traffic I have ever experienced. People literally RACE to get from one stoplight to the next.
11) The Golden Gate bridge is a lot bigger than it looks from a distance
12) NEVER go hiking in anything other than tennis shoes. The resulting blister will not be worth it.
13) To live in SF you must: a) own a porsche/similar sports car b) have at least one small dog c) have less than 2% body fat (I SO did not fit in)
14) The Winchester Mystery House is very cool
15) Happy cows really do come from California.
Post # 3
haha I love it. In n Out burgers do rock…yum!
Post # 4
To live in LA you also need those three things. We take our cars and our dogs very seriously around here. 🙂
Post # 5
That’s great! We think about driving up the coast of CA for our honeymoon. Not sure if it would really be cheaper than Europe or HI in the long run since we need to fly from NY.
Post # 6
LOL! Glad to hear you had a great trip out here– the weather really does rock! 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
@Meowkers: You can also drive an SUV in LA, don’t forget. 🙂
Post # 9
Glad you had a fun time!!! 🙂
Post # 10
I didn’t know about #6 and I’ve lived in Ca my whole life! What if you’re eating an apple??
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
yes to #9 and #13b! hehe! glad your trip was fun!
Post # 12
To #12 I would add “actual hiking boots,” which is what I always hike in. 🙂
Post # 13
Haha, this list is great! As a San Franciscan myself, I can attest that #13 is pretty dead-on. Though I have far more than 2% body fat (I’m always thinking to myself on the bus, “Damn, everyone who lives here is thin and gorgeous”). I also don’t own a Porsche, but my boss drives the Carrera 911. ‘Nuff said 🙂
Post # 14
I live in SF with no car and no dog and definitely more than 2% body fat…but I admit that I spend very little time in the Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, etc.
Post # 15
Thanks everyone – yes I had a great time, but next time we go I think we’re gonna visit San Diego area 🙂
@ Bella – LOL. I don’t know! I wondered that myself, like, what if I’ve got bananas in the car for snacks or something? But the guys at the border station stop EVERYONE that’s going in and asks them if they have any of those 4 things. If you say yes, I don’t know what happens, but I think they confiscate them or something. Maybe they pull out a gun and shoot you, who knows lol!
@ LittlestBirds – Ah yes, I suppose “hiking boots” would be the best answer 😛 but we weren’t exactly hiking in the mountains or anything, we just went on the trails and the Presidio area by the Golden Gate bridge.
@ October & historienne – Well, the 2% body fat comment was based on all the people we saw jogging. They were everywhere! I’ve never seen so many physically active & fit people in my life. But I guess having oceans/trails/etc for exercising makes it a lot more motivating. I felt like a blob walking around there.
Post # 16
HA! Love this! Glad you enjoyed yourself!!