Monday, November 28, 2005

back from San Jose

San Jose was great! I finally got to see the Winchester House and it is so strange! The house use to sit on something like 140 acres of land, but now it is only on 4 acres. The city has grown up around it, so we missed it the first time and we had to turn around and go back. I would recommend that everyone go and see the Winchester house.

I did not realize how close we would be to red wood trees! I have always wanted to see a red wood tree, but I did not see one this trip. We were so close..... but no dice. I guess that will give me an excuse to go back to the bay area.

We got home last night and the house was sill trashed from Thanksgiving. So this morning I took huge trash bags and just started throwing everything away!

Amber did get out some of the Christmas decorations, so it is starting to look a little bit like Christmas. It has even gotten a little colder here.

Well, the wedding that we went to San Jose to see was beautiful. I don't usually do weddings, but this wedding gave me an excuse to go see the Winchester house! LOL Anyway, it was a full military honors wedding and all of the marines looked so handsome in their blues.

We met this couple that was from Columbia! They were so much fun to talk to. They talked a lot about their homeland and how great it is. They were saying that it is even cheap to go there. One of these days I want to go to Columbia.

I must say that I am glad that we got talk to this couple. American often thought of as rude, and I guess I can understand that. I am just glad that we learned a little about their country and culture.

I am so thankful that I got to see the Winchester house. I can scratch that off of my list of things to see before I die!

1 comment:

rtgilmore34 said...

I'm glad you had such a great time in San Jose.  You can go back to the Bay Area 1,000 times and you'll never see a Redwood tree.  There aren't any there.  You have to travel way up past Petaluma before you see redwood trees and very scarce there.  The Redwoods are alive and thriving all the way up highway 101 within 50 miles of the Oregon border.
=-----Renee