Tyler's sister Becky who got married this past summer now lives in the Bay area with her husband Scott! We LOVE Scott and Becky. When Tyler got a med school interview in the bay area it was a no-brainer that we knew we needed to plan a trip to visit them!

Our trip didn't get off to the best start because when we arrived (it was nighttime) we had major problems getting a rental car! We had already prepaid for it but when we got there they wouldn't let us pick it up because the name on the prepaid account didn't match up with the name on the ONLY debit card we brought. It was our fault but still a major bummer. Becky and Scott were in charge of their ward christmas party so they couldn't come get us for a few hours. We sat at the rental place for TWO HOURS trying to figure it out and we finally just rented ANOTHER car. UGH. What a drag, huh? Double paying is the worstttt. But don't worry, our trip got a lot better after this!

On the next day, we went to Fisherman's Warf and ate ate the famous fresh clam chowder in a fresh sourdough bowl at Boudins. I hadn't done that since I was a little girl! 

We went to Ghiradelli Square afterwards then drove down Lombard Street. 

Probably my favorite part of this day, and maybe even of the whole trip was a little walk/hike we went on called Lands End Trail. 

It was UNREAL. 

It was a path that weaved through beautiful trees and ended up on a cliff/overlook of the Golden Gate Bridge. We were all SO glad we did it. 

Pictures don't do justice for how absolutely beautiful the view was! 

The reality of trying to get a picture of Elle in front of the bridge. Oh well!

On Sunday, we went to Scott and Becky's ward and it had us convinced that we want to move there! It was a great group of people! Elle was being soooo fussy so we unfortunately spent a lot of church outside letting her walk around. Trips just throw babies off, but it was so fun to have Elle with us on this one.

Later that evening, we went to Santa Cruz and played at the beach a little. 

Elle was in HEAVEN. 

The whole drive home Tyler and I were talking about needing to plan a trip to the beach in the summer when she can actually play in the water :) It was so much fun to watch Elle have the time of her life!

While Tyler was at his interview, Becky and I went shopping and to lunch! Tyler didn't end up liking the school he interviewed at very much but in the end it was such a fun trip to visit Becky and Scott.

And finally, one of the nights (I think it was maybe our last night?) we went to an amazing Mediterranean restaurant called Dish Dash. It was the best meal of my life. (my family laughs because I use that phrase all the time but it seriously was!)

It was such a wonderful trip and we were so lucky to get to spend time with Scott and Becky and stay in their beautiful apartment! They were the most gracious hostesses. We sure love them!