Saturday, August 29, 2009

California Trip...Part 4

On our 3rd day of true love said to me...let's go to Carmel.
So off we went down to San Jose for a home town tour and then a romantic stay in Carmel, CA.

Here is something I did not miss... California traffic, we sat in it for a while :(

I was so excited to see some of my favorite childhood spots...1st on the list, the Nut Tree...the bad news, it got torn down, here is the remainder of it...the good news, it is a brand new shopping center now which is what I have grown to love anyways. C'est la Vie!

The Sorority house I live in for a while...Ben thinks San Jose State is ghetto, becuase we stopped at the local Jack in the Box to use the facilities...all I can say is we felt very white and out of place. But I had some good times there, so whatever Ben :)

The house I was born in...oh by the way the house that my parents built here actually blew up 5-10 years ago, the new owners were...well were not sure. It is not rebuilt yet, because it is stuck in litigation. Bummer...PS. I only lived here a short time and actually lived in a walk in closet, maybe that is why I love them so much!

The house I grew up in, Ben liked my neighborhood and I told him stories about all the neighbors. We also did drive bys of my middle and high school. Way to go Bret Harte for installing Solar panels on the roof of the school. Glad to know green is cool in California too!
We finally made it to Carmel, just as the sun was setting...more to come!


Megan said...

I love that you did drive by's at all the places in San Jose - although I don't remember the nut tree. It's sad to drive by my old house on Graystone now. I heard it's for sale again. I love trick or treating in your old neighborhood back in the day!

Torey said...

What! They tore down the Nut Tree!?!?