Friday, July 06, 2007

The Fourth Day of July in 2007

Tuesday afternoon, Chelle and I drove over to the Fullerton Amtrack station and boarded the north bound train. It was so much fun to see the sights and not have to be responsible to navigate the route and deal with traffic. I really wish I had thought of this when I was driving to Santa Maria twice a month back in '05. We even scored a table so I was able to set up my portable office and continue working.

Chelle on the train to Santa Barbara

Christian on the train

Downtown LA and the Pacific Ocean as seen from the train

Chelle pretending to be a flight attendant

We ended our north bound excursion in Santa Barbara, where we were picked up by the young Shockro. We also collected Greg's friend and co-worker Vincent and his girlfriend Oeffa (they are a sweet couple from Ireland). We headed over to Brophy Brothers in the Harbor and met up with Megan, Greg's father Mike and his wife Deb. We had a few drinks and got caught up and then went to the hotel to check in and get cleaned up.
At 8:00 we all went to dinner at the Sage and Onion where we met up with Wendy. We nearly had the place to ourselves. It was amazing. Chelle and I ate here with the Greg, Megan, Jennifer and Mike when we went sailing in Memorial Day 2005. The food was as great as ever and everyone really had a fantastic time.

The whole group at the Sage and Onion

Greg and his sister Jennifer - Liz and Jeff

The next morning we met back up at Brophy Bro's for brunch. We were then joined by Jeff Hoskins and his girlfriend Liz. After eating we loaded onto Mike's sailboat. The Harbor was alive with activity. There were people everywhere filling their boarts full of food and beer.
We went out on our first sail and unlike the last time I was on this boat, I didn't get seasick. Yeah! Unfortunately though, Deb, Jen, Oeffa and Vinney all did. I didn't get any pictures during the sail and since so many were fealing ill, we were not out to sea very long. However, back on dry land the festivities continued until the last firework exploded.

Vincent, Greg and Christian

Chelle and Liz - Vincent, Oeffa, Jennifer and Greg

Jennifer and Chelle - Deb, Chelle, Megan and Wendy

M'Belle - My Bella with Megan

Chelle down under

Mike and Deb

Happy Couple

My digital camera started misbehaving so I didn't get any pictures of the fireworks. They were awesome and seeing them from the deck of a sailboat added to the experience. After the fireworks ended, Greg, Megan, Jen, Chelle and I walked the two blocks to our hotel and got in a quick sleep before going back to the Amtrack station in the morning to head home.


Barb said...

Thank you for the great pics and scenery. Daddy and I want to take the train in the near future. So happy you have such fun friends. Love from us

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Suzette said...

I'd like to echo what Rodrigo said. Damn, he has a way with words.
You two are cuter than Brad and Angelina on the red carpet. Love ya! Suz

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