06 July 2015

2015 Road Trip | Day 11: California

My parents and I are hitting the road this summer for a three-week road trip out west. Our main purpose is to deliver furniture and other belongings to my oldest brother, Kevin, who recently moved to Washington for a job. We'll be doing some extra sight-seeing along the way, as well as making stops at other family members' houses. This is the day-by-day record of our 21-day road trip.

Any trip to Nancy Bologna's house will include a cooking lesson, and today's happened to be biscotti, a crunchy cookie typically used for dipping in coffee. As the women baked, the men worked on a project out back, which I believe entailed making sliding cabinetry doors of some sort.

Those festivities pretty much filled our days, but my parents and I later headed over to Pacifica, California, to meet my mom's cousins Maria and Enza (along with her husband and two kids) for dinner at a place called Nick's. The restaurant overlooked the water below, and it was absolutely beautiful. Large, mountainous rocks bellowed out on either side of the view, forming a crescent. Each side was complete with a small beach, and the middle area was stacked high with giant, rugged rocks, on which the waves would crash and splash up. 

After dinner, as I was filming the sun setting out on the horizon over the water, I was lucky enough to notice dolphins poking out of the waves. It was a fantastic way to end the night, and I believe we'll be heading to the same area tomorrow for some beach time.


  1. Man, what is going on in California with all these big sea mammals? I don't ever remember seeing them when I lived there.

  2. Wow! You saw Pacifica! All I've ever seen there is a blanket of thick fog!