I forget what movie it was, but I was recently watching a movie, where one of the songs had the words "California Dreamin' " in it, and it reminded me of my trip there in 2004.
It was a graduation gift from my oldest brother, and I am very thankful for that experience. I had never been to the west coast before, and never seen a body of water that big.
Yes, I know it's just water, but it was still pretty cool.
I got to visit San Francisco, see the Golden Gate Bridge, see Alcatraz from a boat tour, go kayaking in a lake, see the third Harry Potter movie, visit a few towns, and many other really cool things.
My favorite part of the trip, apart from being in California and visiting my brother and sister-in-law, was going horseback riding the last full day of my visit.
I LOVE horses, and when my brother asked what I wanted to do, the only thing I could think of was horseback riding.
We went on a 2-hour trail ride up a local mountain. It was really beautiful, and I truly enjoyed it.
Now, I am wanting to go back, and visit the state, as I had really enjoyed being there.
Hopefully I'll be able to do that sometime. I love to travel, and would love to be able to go to many more places in my life.