Kathy had to work the first day I was there, so I decided to walk around San Jose a little bit to explore. (Random side note: there was a very strong Vietnamese population there! Either that, or I just wandered around the one part of town that they lived/worked/had shops in.)
After meeting up with Kathy at work, I managed to buy a bus ticket and get on a bus headed for Santa Cruz. I've never been there before and really wanted to see the beach and boardwalk.
Aaaaand I took way too many pictures:
I walked all the way out to the end of the boardwalk, watched the seals for awhile, and was so pumped to get my toes in the ocean!
Of course I had to do a little shopping in that cool little town! I actually ended up buying to super cool pairs of shoes: some bright purple Saucony tennis shoes (perfect for K-State football games!) and some white/green/turquoise other shoes...that just looked cool. They are my 'souvenirs' from Santa Cruz! ;)
I hopped on the bus back to San Jose and met up with Kathy and her friends (and roommates) for dinner that night.
The next day Kathy and I and some of her friends from City Year took the CalTrain from San Jose up to San Francisco for the day/night.
|I was SO excited to ride a train!|
|(I don't even remember that guys name, ha...one of Kathy's friends I think.)|
|Pulling in to San Francisco! (Just a little blury...yikes!)|
|Golden Gate Bridge|
Needless to say, I was exhausted by the evening! We took BART (subway) to a different part of town where our ghetto hotel was. Most of the people went out for the night, but I crashed. Too tired for that business!
All 6 of us managed to fit in to two beds. We're cheap, what can we say!
We took the train back to San Jose the next day (Sunday), and I had to fly back to KC that evening.
|Looking rough the next day - and still wearing the exact same clothes!|
It was SUCH a fun trip to California! Thanks for all my firsts, Kathy! :)