#014 – California Sun

 

Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 11:06 pm

 

Hey Guys & Gals,

 

Happy Presidents’ Day!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I did.  My roommate Mike and I took a road trip to get out of the cold and dreary and get some warmth and sun in California.  It was great.  

 

We left Friday morning after an extremely busy weekend which included the typical homework assignments, mid-terms and dating.  While in California we were able to visit Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Stinson Beach, Sacramento and all the places in-between.  While in Oakland we visited the LDS Temple and enjoyed the stunning view of the whole Bay Area and then journeyed down to Berkeley where we ran into Heather and watched a great Cal Basketball game verses Oregon State.  Following the game we took the hour drive into San Francisco.  (Anyone familiar with the Bay Area should know that the drive normally takes a few minutes thus there was lots of traffic when we went)  

 

Sunday morning we went to an LDS Stake Conference. It was really good and then came home and went to Stinson Beach.  It was another fantastic day and the drive was really pretty.  At the beach there was a strong wind but we still had fun.  Sunday night we came home and had dinner with the Flinders and enjoyed the evening and got ready for our drive back.

 

Monday morning my dad made another amazing breakfast and we hit the road back to Utah.  It was a really pretty drive.  The closer we got to Utah, the colder it got and obvious signs of snow started covering the landscape.  Once in Utah we unloaded the car and seriously, we were not home more than a few minutes before people started coming by and chatting with us and inviting us to different activities.  We ended up hot tubing and Mike watched a movie his special female friend Elise.  (I haven’t spoken to him since last night so things might have improved… Especially since they have been together all night today also)

 

This Friday I am going up to Boise, Idaho to have my second interview with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.  who specialize in transportation engineering and I am getting very excited about my opportunities for the summer.

 

Here are some pictures:

 

Bay Area – This was taken at the LDS Oakland Temple overlooking the San Francisco bay.

 

Bay Area 

Beach – This is Mike, my roommate, chilling at the beach.

 

Beach 

Green Hills – Just a picture of the hills that surround my hometown of Fairfield.  It was really green and pretty this weekend.  All the trees and flowers were blooming and getting ready for spring.

 

Green Hills 

Palm Tree – Mike loves palm trees and pretty much pointed every single one of them out to me while we were in California.

 

Palm Tree 

San Francisco – A great picture taken at the Sony Metreon in San Francisco.  We walked around the area and ended up eating at an Italian restaurant.

 

San Francisco 

Sierras – Just a picture of the Sierras as were were driving into California.

 

Sierras 

Everything is going really well for me at the moment.  I have great friends and
a great family.  There are many things that I am working on and keeping me busy.  I hope that everyone is having a great time and hopefully enjoying life.  If you made it this far, thanks for reading and feel free to drop me a line or give me a call.

 

Farook

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