Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fabulous Cali

California was amazing. The weather, the food, the absence of mosquitos...practically Heaven for me! We stayed in Walnut Creek, north-east of San Francisco, but we got to travel a bit too. We went to Napa and Sonoma valleys, Muir Woods, Yosemite and Sacramento. We were very lucky to be able to sneak in a visit to Cupertino and the Apple campus too! Of course we went a few times to San Francisco and we had a highly recommended trip to Alcatraz which was amazing. 

The one thing I have to say is that everything is quite far. I mean, I was looking on the map the places we were going and they never seemed that far...I suppose I should have had a map of Ireland beside to have more realistic distances! But we had a car we could drive and driving is very easy in the States, so it wasn't a big deal. I loved the wine country, so peaceful and relaxing.

Yosemite was breathtaking, we only had one night there which was way too short and if we could have we would have stayed much longer. We didn't see any bears (which I was terrified of!) but we did see plenty of squirrels and dear which Oliver was fascinated with.

Muir Woods for me was magic. The worse part was to find a parking spot, but once we were in the old forest the sense of peace was overwhelming. I loved the smell of the woods, the majesty of the trees and the various loops you could do. We went down to Muir Beach too.

I really want to go back and se more, we didn't manage to get to Southern Cali, it was just too far, but maybe next time!

In FET news I had my second scan this morning, I'm amazed at my lining, it's already 9.7mm which I think it's almost a record for me! This means I don't have to increase estrogen or add any medication! It is definitely a first for me. Next scan in 5 days time and hopefully the date of the transfer will be confirmed.


  1. Sounds like a great vacation!
    As for the FET news, I am so happy for you to have everything cooperating! Fingers crossed it all goes as well as it did from now on too!

  2. Wow!!! Your FET is on the way so fast!!
    Your trip sounds amazing!!! I love the pics too! More of those please - you have more with you three in?
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog:) xoxo
    You are a good friend! Xoxo

  3. You got some amazing photo! Honestly, Fran, in my opinion you hit the majority of the California highlights. Okay, well, maybe you hit the majority of MY favorite places! I'm so glad you enjoyed it here. Yes, though, you are right, the distance between places in California can be quite long.

    I'm thrilled to hear your lining is already so thick and hope your transfer is right around the corner!

  4. CA is a lot of fun! Love all your pictures.

    Good luck with the cycle!!!

  5. fabulous cali, fabulous lining... hope the good news keeps coming!

  6. Love the pics of California! Especially the trees - oh, I want to go now!

    Woohoo on an amazing lining! Making a nice soft place for baby...

  7. The pictures are beautiful - it sounds like a very good time. (By the way, I'd have been scared of encountering a bear, too:)

    That's GREAT news about your lining. Lovely, thick, pillowy. I'm hoping that it will soon be welcoming a passenger for the long haul.

  8. is everything going to plan with your scan? today? tomorrow? just checking for your update!


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