Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Adventure Awaits

The New Year is almost here!

The year 2013 has been incredible and we are ready to embark on 2014 in San Francisco!

Getting from the East Coast from the West Coast has been an adventure. I moved to San Franscico in August and Cori, as well as the pups, made their way across the states in October. The original plan was for me to fly back to New York and drive down with my family, but this pesky thing called "Grad School" got in the way. So, here was the new plan:

  • Cori and her sister, Natalie, drive to Chicago, with the pups, 1 day in total.
  • I fly to Chicago and Natalie flies back home.
  • Cori, the pups, and I drive to California from Chicago in a 4 days.

Road Trip!

It wasn't the epic road trip that we wanted, but we were determined to make the best of it and we had a blast! Cori, the pups, and her sister drove through Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to get to Chicago. Once I came aboard, Cori, the pups, and I traveled through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Finally, within our 4 day time span, we made it to California! We literally drove through 2 states per day while making sure we stopped at dog parks so Gambit and Maddy could get a little exercise. 

Wyoming Highlights

Cori at Sherman Mountains

Cold and Snowy!

Stephy at Sherman Mountains

Mountain Explorers 

Utah Highlights

Stephy loving Utah

Beautiful mountains

Cori loving Utah

Midwest Love 

I ran out of the car just so I can touch the salt fields!

Salt Field, Mountains, and Sunsets

Nevada and Lake Tahoe Highlights

Meeting childhood friends in Nevada

Exploring Lake Tahoe

Exploring Lake Tahoe

Exploring Lake Tahoe

Exploring Lake Tahoe

Exploring Lake Tahoe

Home in San Francisco

Living Room




Tub <3

Spacious Kitchen

Second View of Kitchen

Our Patio <3

Walkway to BART

Walkway to Whirlpool

The only downside was our "experience" with our moving company. First, they took approximately 3 weeks to deliver our belongings, and then they damaged some of our bedroom furniture, as well as broke our flat screen TV. They also lacked in the communication department and were not easy to contact. Nevertheless, we refuse to let this bump in our journey drown us in misery. We are currently in the process of filing a claim and we are trying to focus on the positives. For instance, Cori kept saying that she wanted a bigger TV and now we have a 47 inch smart TV. Needless to say, Cori is a very happy camper! Hopefully, our claim will go through and we'll see some justice. I would also like to mention that we met some helpful professionals, including our AT&T cable guy who gave us some helpful tips about the Bay Area and our TV mounting guy from Mount Em Up who showed us some generosity upon learning about our shortcomings with the movers.  

As of current, we are unpacked and incredibly happy! Cori is doing well in her career at her new Hospital and I survived my first semester of Graduate school. We are making amazing friends and the pups are happy to have daily beach trips. California feels like home and we cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for us! 

Home Sweet Home <3

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1 comment:

  1. Happy new year to you both anmd the pups! The new house looks beautiful, we hope it brings you years of happy memories :) xxx