Sunday, March 15, 2009

California trip

Kassidy watching the waves come up the beach. She was pretty entertained with the water.
Me, Kev, and Kassidy at Muir beach
I love this picture! Kevin and my Uncle Scott were walking with Kassidy down the beach. Isn't this adorable?

Uncle Scott found these gorgeous starfish and was showing them to Kassidy. She was pretty thrilled with all the critters in the tide pools.
This was a picture of Muir Woods where we hiked through and saw the beautiful redwood scenery. It was gorgeous!
Kassidy fell asleep on our walk, but she's somewhere in those blankets.
Golden Gate bridge overlook
So a week later I am finally feeling motivated enough to write about our California trip. Last Friday Kevin had an interview at Touro University in Vallejo, CA, so we decided to make it a family affair and go together. Despite the 12 hour drive in the car and cramped driving conditions (my cousin and her friend came along and had to cram in the back with Kassidy's carseat), Kassidy was a champ and didn't complain or cry once! I don't know how we were so lucky. My uncle and aunt live in Fairfield, not far from the school and were kind enough to let us stay with them. Kevin's interview went well and he felt pretty confident about his performance. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the interviewers liked him. He did say that he was the only white male at the interview. It seems that the majority of the applicants are female and the rest are "minority" groups, although it seems to us that white males are becoming the minority more and more. Anyway, after the interview stuff we decided to have a little fun in sunny California (the weather was gorgeous by the way and we were sad to come home to 40 degrees and snow on the ground). We toured the Jelly Belly factory, hiked the redwoods in Muir Woods, went to the beach and explored tide pools, saw the Golden Gate bridge, and toured a few historical war sites around the coast. We had a very good time with our family and are so grateful for them for showing us around. We look forward to hopefully living there soon! We should be hearing back from them this week or next week...I'll surely post about it. In the meantime, we're thrilled for our neighbors the Johnson's and their acceptance to pharmacy school! Congrats guys!

Aunt Jennette, Sally and Kassidy hanging out.


Anonymous said...

Long time no see. Sounds like you guys had a fun trip. Wishing you guys good luck with getting into school. I hope things work out for you!!!

Ange said...

What a fun trip. I hope the interviewers liked Kevin as well and he gets accepted. Good Luck!

Dallas said...

Looks like you had a really fun trip. It would be so cool to live there, there seems to be some really cool things to do. It is also beautiful! We sure are cheering you guys on over here!

Ryan Steph & Jackson said...

I am dying to go on some sort of trip! How fun that you got to do that!

The Conders said...

Looks like a fun trip! Good luck on getting in- he deserves it so much!