Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Best Birthday of My Life!

Note: this post is long overdue, but had to be done for posterity purposes.
Back in July, Nate and I started talking about going to Wicked for our anniversary (which is Oct 11). I have wanted to see it for a couple of years and I conviced Nate that it was a good idea. When we checked the website, we realized it was closing at the beginning of Sept and decided that there wasn't a great time for us to go, especially since we went to Disneyland in August. I wrote it off and decided I wasn't going to be able to see it anytime soon. A week and a half after we got back from Disneyland and 6 days before my birthday(which is Aug 28th), Nate said to me, "We should go to Wicked for your bithday". I was like "really?......OK!!!!" So we did just that. It was pretty spontaneous.

We made it a very quick trip. We were gone for 4 days and two of those days were driving days. The night we got there, we stopped at his grandparents house and had dinner. I was a slacker and forgot to get a picture.

The Oakland temple was on the way to the hotel, so we stopped and got some pictures. It was so pretty...but I FROZE!Our first official vacation day started off with breakfast with some pretty cool people. My friend Courtni, from high school and her family were living in the Bay area (they moved to Idaho the day after this pic was taken). We met them for breakfast and to catch up. She has such a cute family. It was kind of ironic that I never visited until the day before they moved away, but we had a great time. Next up, a trip to the city. We started off at Union Square, then took the trolley down to the pier area. Getting on the trolley was pretty much a nightmare since it was so busy that weekend. It was every man for himself and I might have thrown a few elbows by the time we finally caught a ride. Here I am waiting for the trolley. It took us about an hour to finally catch one. The trolley was well worth the wait! I loved it. We stood on the outer edge and got to see everything from that viewpoint. Our first stop on the pier was Boudin's for Clam Chowder in a sourdough bowl. We saw this fun bread and had to take a picture. Fisherman's Wharf was fun and smelled very fishy...obviously. Too bad we're not bigger seafood fans. This seemed like seafood heaven.For my birthday cake, I decided a good substitution would be a cookie bottom sundae from Ghirardelli. I was right. It was amazing! Look at that beauty...not me, the cookie bottom sundae. I was worth every last calorie. Yes, I did share with Nate. This displays the way Nate was feeling when it was gone.
And this is how I felt. I look like I'm ready for more, and I was. We decided that wouldn't be a good idea.


T-Ray said...

How do you look cute ALL of the stinking time? Don't you ever have a not cute moment? I don't think I have ever seen it if you have.

Brian and Courtni said...

i know it was calling it sort of close, but i am so glad you guys made it out there when we were there!! seriously, so fun to see to see you again since we live a lot closer!

oh, and you are good...i wouldn't have shared my ghiradelli...and i would have eaten the whole thing myself. :-)

glad you had such a good time and that you got to see wicked!!

Aubrey said...

If you have the internet at the salon I can show you how to change the order of your posts when I come in tomorrow. You'll be so surprised how easy it is.

politicchic6 said...

Mmmm... you should have had another... delicious!

Daisie said...

What a fun post Nicole! And really...what a fun trip!!! That looks like such a fun time for you guys! So glad you got to go! And I as well feel the love for Wicked! Now we need to justify a girls trip to go see it sometime!!! Miss you!