August 6, 2010

Moving West!

Parsnip taking one last look around our Lexington digs
Cappy annoyed we have to move all these boxes
So in the past 2 weeks, Ben and I have driven from Lexington KY to Oakland CA, stopping in Boulder CO & Salt Lake City UT on the way. We have spent a crazy week trying to find the right spot to call home, and it worked! We signed the lease for a great 2 story 1 bedroom apartment in Gilroy CA, the garlic capital of the world (seriously, it smells like garlic outside they grow so much). We haven't moved in yet, but at least we found the spot!
Here's some visual highs and lows of our drive West.

Family portrait--on our way!
This is a great series of pictures taken at the Mountain Sun, in Boulder, with my sister and her girls.
Everyone enjoying the meal.
Chelsea becomes a jungle gym for Tiger and Phoenix claps her approval.
Chelsea's like WTF
And a second later we're surrounded by like 10 little kids. Freaked Ben out.
As if he wasn't freaked out enough, Tiger wanted to read with him the rest of the night. Cute.

Then we continued our drive through Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. We had a great visit with our friends in Salt Lake, but somehow the wine and food made us forget to snap any pictures.
"Little America" was advertised for 100 miles before we got there. Disappointingly, it's just a plot in the middle of nowhere of about 5-10 acres including a hotel, one restaurant, and the houses of the people who work there.
Cat eyes

First pic in Cali!
Crap day, crap lunch in Watsonville. Our 2nd or 3rd day of terrible house looking. But I think the day finished well: I'm pretty sure that was the day we found our apartment.
Alameda antique show. I love Harpo coming out of the vase.
Santa Cruz! That place is awesome. As long as you don't have to commute elsewhere.
Awesome friends helped us unload our truck! Yummy yummy sushi in Monterey.
Some new shoes!
Mira and Joe's beautiful courtyard. How awesome to be staying here while we iron out all the details!

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