Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hangin' with the Fry's

We just spent the past weekend in California. Our good friends Ron and Becky Fry moved there a year ago. We met Ron and Becky 4 1/2 years ago when we both moved into the Liberty Lake Ward. At the time they had two boys, Tanner and Owen, and Becky was pregnant. Becky and I had our babies (Eden and Bailey) just a few days apart. Then Ron left for Afghanistan for a year. Becky and I became good friends over that year. When Ron got back he and Aric became fast friends, we named them "Arica" and "Ronda". A couple of years ago we went to Mexico on vacation, it was more like an adventure, missing flights, wandering through Mexican airports, and zip lining through the jungle...that's a whole other blog...anyway...

It was a very sad day when the Fry's moved away. By then they had just had their fourth baby, a girl, Reagan. We were all sad, Eden and Bailey were buddies and it took months for her to stop asking where she was and when we were going to see them again.

We see their old house almost everyday and it triggers Edee's memory. She still misses Bailey and asks when they are going to have a play date. Well Aric and I decided we needed a play date with the Fry's so we left the girls behind and flew down for the weekend.

We spent Friday seeing the sights, checking out the fisherman's warf and the incredible beaches. We also went to Carmel and Pebble Beach golf course. We drove along the ocean enjoying the views and the wild life. The weather wasn't so nice, it rained most of the time but we still had a great time.(California air not so good for the hair)

We found this dude "truckin for Jesus" parked at the Pebble Beach golf course parking lot. Definitely something your don't see everyday.

In Carmel we ate at "CASANOVA - the most romantic resturant in Carmel"

The food was awesome and so was the company. Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of the "greeter", he was quite the character, imagine a short, french, very gray, Barry Gibb looking guy. He would walk around saying one word statement/questions like....Content? Satisfied? Ron and Aric had a great time imitating him the rest of the trip.

I made Aric go shopping with me for a few hours on Saturday at the best outlets ever!!! (no pictures of this)

Then on Saturday night we went to downtown San Jose and had some ridiculously good food at an "Asian Fusion" resturant.We stuffed ourselves and then went to Cirque Du Solei. It was incredible!

I got caught taking a picture, but it was worth the dirty look from the security guy. This picture is of one of two scary looking dudes who ran inside and outside of human hamster wheels going like 20 miles an hour, jumping around and doing some crazy stunts. It was wild.

I wish I could give that show justice in writing but it's impossible. All four of us let out a few screams and gasps. My stomach was in knots the whole time, I was so stressed out watching these people doing totally dangerous and impossible things with their bodies.

Getting to our car was an adventure in and of its self. It was raining buckets and we had to park like a mile away. It was quite a sight, Becky and I in our cute shiny red shoes running through the puddles, Becky carrying her "incredible hulk" umbrella. We are so classy!

It was such a great weekend. It was so good to see Ron and Becky and their kids again. The only bad part was that it made us realize how much we miss them and wish they could move back. We are already planning the next trip...


Jessica said...

Look at how big those kids are!

Sounds so fun!

The Hansen Clan said...

It looks like a lot of fun - it is so great to have friends you can just pick up where you left off with. Thank you for saying you want them to move here and not that you want to move there! Maybe we should hit our awesome Outlets in Post Falls this weekend :)

day in the life of a prince said...

Looks like so much fun!!

Ilene said...

Yeah, yeah. You had fun. Um, I'm not jealous of your weekend full of play.

It's kind of nice to see how dark Ron's hair is. Makes me feel better about my almost-brown hair color. Only when you leave so-cal do you realize that you may not be a natural blonde after all.

Penny said...

I totally agree about the weather there not being good for the hair... so true! Looks like you guys had a great time. Their kids look so big already!

And, hello- Love the incredible hulk umbrella...it just has "MOM!" written all over it!

Meghann said...

Reading this post makes me want to get away soooo much! I'm craving a weekend get away. I love the picture of "Arica" and "Ronda" (how hilarious), standing on the look-out. I don't know if it's the wind or what, but it looks like their trying to stick out their manly chests as they view the ocean. Kind of funny.

Lindsay said...

What a fun time! I'm glad you had a get-a-way!