Posted on June 11, 2012
Recently I headed down to California for Tim and Eva’s wedding at Pebble Beach.
Flights from Vancouver to the US are rather expensive, even for the short three hour journey to California. For this trip we drove an hour across the border to Bellingham and flew from there. It worked out to be half the cost.
Arriving at Oakland, the plan was to meet up with Angie and Bobby (who flew in from Australia) at SFO before hiring a car and driving down to Monterey.
First things first though; we needed lunch and opted for some soul food.
People had told me to expect a wait at Frisco Fried as they cook to order. 15 minutes later and my order of chicken and waffles arrived. The chicken was great, the waffles… not so much.
While on the topic of food, there are many Aussie things that I can’t get in Canada. Tracy back in Sydney kindly bought some of my favourite staples, with Angie and Bobby cramming it into their luggage. The care package included Bundaberg Ginger Beer (possibly the greatest beverage on Earth), Arnott’s Shapes, Milo and Coco Pops (the US have Coco Krispies, but they’re not the same). If anyone from Aus is heading this way, all I need now are Chilli Kettle Chips and some Pure Blonde beer!
Rather than have everyone stay at a hotel, Tim and Eva booked this enormous house for the weekend.
This pad was amazing. There were at least six bedrooms (I lost count to be honest) and two enormous gardens.
View from the first floor overlooking the golf course.
There were a few worries about the weather forecast but come wedding day we were met with blue skies.
Timothy proposed to Eva at this beach, so what better place for their intimate ceremony.
After the ceremony, we headed back to the house for their afternoon reception.
Great beach-themed cake decoration. The ’sand’ is a mix of brown and white sugar.
Throwing the bouquet. It’s funny how girls leap for it while guys flee the moment the garter’s tossed.
Choose your poison. This was a sign of things to come as the drinking continued for a solid 8 hours.
Some of us were nursing hangovers the next day so we took things easy, lazing about and doing some sightseeing along 17-Mile Drive.
Finally here’s the Lone Cypress, one of Pebble Beach’s landmarks. I have a backlog of stuff to post, which I’ll try to get through during the week. Have a good one!