Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Back to work

We are home from our adventures in Charleston. I have plenty of pictures to share don't you worry. We even made it to Savannah one day!

Here's a few previews of our little excursion together:

Folly Beach on a windy day (look at how cool the sand is blowing in the wind)

The beautiful old homes in Charleston

All dolled up for a night out on the town

Lunch on the patio at Red's. People drive up on their boats to eat too. Crystal's and my boat was in the shop:)

Walking in Savannah down to River Street. Crystal told me about her attempt to walk up this hill one time in heels. Not a good idea.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Charleston or bust!

The road goes on forever and the party never ends! That's how I feel lately.
Miss Crystal and I are off to Charleston for the weekend!

Here are a few things we have planned:

1. Kayaking with her girlfriends on Friday at Folly Beach
2. See one of my old friends, Amy Katherine, from elementary school that lives there now!
3. Sunday night-wedding on the beach
4. We will hit up the beach and all of Crystal's favorite restaurants and shops in between all that!!

The weather is looking pretty nice with a slight chance of rain. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


There are way too many pictures to post so I will just give you guys a few. We spent our 1st day roaming the streets and dropping in little pubs to check out the scenes there. We saw a little band consisting of a guitar and a flute. Hearing brown eyed girl with an Irish accent was pretty interesting! We watched the Barcelona v. Chelsea game which was pretty neat since everyone over there is avid "football" fans.

Ha'penny Bridge-

Here are the cute colored doors that you can see throughout the city-

We played golf our second day and met a really nice cab driver. He swung by a gas station on our way out to the course to grab a quick bite to eat. However, I was a little disturbed that my sandwich that looked like chicken salad was called, "Chicken and stuff". No I didn't read the label, I was a little freaked out by that and forced down half of the sandwich.

We went to the oldest pub in Ireland called the Brazen Head. It opened in 1198 and was frequented by people such as Winston Churchill. Pretty crazy stuff! This is where I met my friend Eileen. She asked if we could be pen pals which I thought was so cute. I just got my first card from her. It was too sweet. I think the last time I had a pen pal was in the 1st grade.

Brazen Head-

We took the train out east one day and saw the coast line. It was so pretty with the homes on the hills and whatnot. There was a family feeding a walrus and they were huge, the walrus, not the family! We enjoyed the sites, grabbed some seafood and then headed back to Dublin.

We stayed in a little apartment in the city just down the street from Temple Bar District. Here is our room on the fourth floor on the left-

We took a bus tour of the city and went on the Guiness tour and visited an old jail. We saw Trinity college, Phoenix park, St Patrick's cathedral and several other sites.


Taste Test-

Gravity Room (360 degree view of Dublin form the 7th floor)-

Kilmainham Gaol-

Trinity College-

St. Patrick's Cathedral-

It was great to learn so much about the history of the city. Next time I wish we could've seen more of the countryside. Bryan was able to enjoy that part of Ireland since he worked in Cork for the following week. I will post some of those pictures later.

Random note- the crosswalks make a little beeping noise and then it sounded like a laser shooting at you once it turned red. I have no idea why but I thought that was so cool. I will have to post the video I took of that so you guys can hear it too.

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's almost here

I know this is way geeky, but Wolfram Alpha the new search engine is almost here. It's supposed to hit Google pretty hard. Check out this little tutorial.

This is great for school projects and winning arguments! You can type in your age, height and the duration of your run to calculate calories and other specifics. You can type in math problems and it will complete it for you. Great for stocks, financing, weather, and whatever else you have on your mind!

Super useful!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Back home

I'm back from Ireland and totally wiped out! Bryan is in Cork for work and will be home on Friday. We stayed in Dublin for 4 days and saw a good chunk of the city and the history. We made it out to the country side one day :( Next time I would definitely skip the city all together and head straight out to the country side and the coast. Just a little thought if you a re planning a trip to Ireland any time soon.

I will get the pictures up soon. There are so many pictures!!! It's great to be home! Now I just need sleep. I do have to say that I'm proud to be an American!

Friday, May 1, 2009

4/24 in LA

This was a nice long day. We started with a continental breakfast at the Marriott. Yummy omlettes with jalapenos!! Then we hit the gym at the hotel. After that we headed out to Santa Monica so Tan could surf and we could chill at the pier.

We drove up the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). I wasn't sure what that was when I first heard it myself.

It's crazy, all these surfers line up their cars on the street and change into their wet suit right there. I figured it must be pretty hard to get an indecent exposure ticket out there. So I...jk.

We drove over to Santa Monica Pier and checked out the sites. We walked under the pier. It reminded me of the movies. Then we went to Bubba Gump Shrimp.

After that we headed over to a sushi place and then this cute little Bull Dog bar and played darts. I took plenty of pictures for Sunni!

Then it was off to Thousand Oaks to the rehearsal dinner. We drove by Pepperdine which is in Malibu.

Here is the entrance to our hotel. It was a gorgeous place. Our view from the room was great too! We had some wine, great speeches and enjoyed the festivities. I will have to post the pictures from that night next. They are pretty funny!