Sunday, July 11, 2010

Road Trip Part 2

We are finally back on the road..........(after being in Southern California for 15 wks)
We left San Dimas, Ca on Thursday July 8 and drove through Hollywood.......





played a little paparazzi........


Hey Marc, where's JLo?


He gave us a nice wave and took off in his Ferrari......... I thought it was Vin Diesel in the passenger seat but after looking at these pictures I don't think it is???? maybe???



Then we headed up Hwy 101 along the coast.......very hairy drive in a Motor home!


I think I yelled, "Justin!" about a million times......


He tends to enjoy the scenery way too much when he's driving.


It was a beautiful drive though!



We stopped on the side of the road and made lunch.......


Continued heading North.....Stopped at Pismo Beach made Spaghetti and went to bed.




Woke up and headed to San Fransisco......It was freezing and foggy.....


but we got clam chowder to warm us up!


walked around fisherman's wharf......got a new badge to add to the jackets.



said hi to the Boudin Bread man......


took a cab around town(not sure if SF cab drivers are crazier than NY cab drivers??) Both crazy!

The crazy cab driver took us down Lombard St. the "crookedest" street in SF.
We enjoyed a fun filled day in SF and left by driving the RV over the Golden Gate Bridge......


Everyone got in their PJ's and Daddy drove a little bit farther......then we all went to bed!


Another big day ahead...you know what I mean.......Jelly Bean! (yes, I annoyed the kids by saying that all day ha!)


Day 2:

Jelly Belly Factory Tour!


we enjoyed seeing how Jelly Belly's are made and the history behind the company. We also enjoyed trying many different flavors.

The kids even dared each other to try some of these.......


Landen trying the "Booger".........ewwww!

He said Jelly Belly's got nothing on his boogers...his are way better...double ewwwwwwwww!


We couldn't use our camera on the tour so here is our attempt at a picture with our factory hats on...a little awkward....

moving on...........




Enjoyed lunch in the parking lot and brainstormed on Jelly Belly flavors......

Faith came up with some good ones....Pancakes and Syrup flavor. Then for her gross flavor she thought of soap. That way when parents need to have their kids mouths rinsed out with soap they can just give them a Jelly Belly. Gotta love her ha!


We snacked on Jelly Belly's as we drove some more......FYI each Jelly Belly has 4calories. I had about 4,000 calories in just Jelly Belly's alone today!

But I think I hiked it off!
We stopped about an hour outside of Napa County. (Beautiful drive through Napa) Note to self: Go back without kids:)
Daddy pulled over on the side of the road and said, "all you rednecks put on your swimsuits!"


Us hicks hiked down to a stream........


to cool off and get all the wiggles out!
It was a beautiful spot.
We checked for ticks this time as everyone got back in the RV and continued on the road.....

We are now parked at a beautiful campsite surrounded by Redwoods......
No ER visits in the first 3 days of our trip....
only one bloody nose.

Thanks for following along on our crazy adventure (again)..........

18 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Are the girls sitting in car seats in that one picture, or is that something cool they sleep on?

I am loving following you. The Jelly Belly Factory looked like so much fun! I love Jelly Bellys!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

I love seeing where you guys are going. You are living my dream. :) Be safe and have fun!!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Great pics! How cool that you got a pic of Marc! It looks like Vin to me in those pics.

Jan said...

Just me popping in to see what your family is up to. Fun times again!!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Yeah! You're back on the road. Can't wait to follow along on your travels.


Laurel :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Wonderful photos. I love following your family on your adventures. You have the cutest kids.
Blessings,
Marcia

Valerie said...

awwww those were all so precious. But that last one of your poor little sweetie with the bloddy nose broke my heart :( She is so cute, even when she's been bloodied and crying.

Melissa said...

I just LOVE your blog! I hope my family can do something like this some day!!!

mmartin said...

We visited the Jelly Belly Factory a few years ago - great time with the kids! i loved the Ronald Reagan mural made completely from Jelly Beans.

Jennifer said...

We are hoping to rent an RV for our trip back to MO and I noticed your two younger girls were in their carseats. Do they have to be in them while the RV is in motion? The reason for us wanting to rent one was so my kids wouldn't have to be strapped down for 20 hours. Thanks for letting me know. ediving@hotmail.com

Oh, and I don't think that is Vin Deisel.

Bridget said...

thanks girls...

Here's a link on carseats.

http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/boards/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24127037/gotomsg/24130013.cfm

we use the carseats for the 2 lil ones in big cities but when we are on the hwy they sit, sleep on the bed or play toys on the ground.
In cities everyone sits down and has to be quiet because it can get kind of crazy in here.

Nonny, those are their carseats:)

carlisle clan conversation... said...

So excited to follow you guys on the road...I'm living vicariously through your trips on the open road!

Jill said...

What great pictures! I think what you guys are doing is wonderful! I would love to travel with my girls like this. Stay safe and many blessings to your family!

Jill

K_Dot said...

Yea! Have fun one part 2 of your trip. We loved seeing you while you are here, and I think it would be awesome if you ended this trip in San Dimas too :o)

Marie Evelyne Lanathoua said...

Thanks for the update Bridget...question and I have to ask....how do they know what a "booger" tastes like....ewwwwww.....enjoy and be safe!

krislyn. said...

Such fun adventures! Have fun driving the West Coast. When you hit Seattle make sure you swing by Pike's Place Market ... The Space Needle ... Take a ferry boat ride .. Seattle Science Center, so much to do with the kids!

Also if you cruise in on a Sunday, we'd love for you to visit Eastlake Community Church in Bothell!!

Take it safe out there. ;-)

Kate @ Bliss and That said...

Hey, Hon!! So glad to see you're back on the road! :) I can't wait until you get up north a bit more to Oregon and Washington... We've always wanted to visit there! Prayers for safe travels...

Jennifer Madrigal said...

Okay so I have this thing with Jelly beans..they gross me out SOOO much. Don't know why but the Jelly Belly tour made me literally gag..yuck..You guys did manage to make Jellybeans cute though!