Last week my friend went to pick up her new Tesla and invited a few ladies to join her for the factory tour. It was awesome. Scott was jealous.
There's not much to say since we're not allowed to talk about what went on inside. However, there's a great youtube video about it and that was super informative. Scott and I watched it weeks before I ever was invited on the tour. Yeah, we're a bit too into Tesla.
We priced out our dream Model S and its a measly $90,000. It might be a few more years...
The youth in our ward went on a tour of Google so Jackson and I jumped in to join them.
All over campus they have interesting art...
Google employees are able to suggest different ideas for decoration (both inside and out) and often it's used. They had an old telephone booth in one building and a climbing wall in another. Google is all about making it a fun place to work so people stay there and work!
The tour ended with a delicious dinner in the cafeteria.
Thanks Todd! Now we just need to get tours of Apple, EBay, Yahoo!, Facebook, and any other big company in the Bay Area. (Speaking of awesome tours, I'm going to tour the Tesla factory this week!)
The other weekend there was a really fun art festival on University Ave. We just walked around all the vendors really quick but were impressed with how talented people are. They had beautiful photography, paintings and crafts. Too bad it's all a little out of our price range...
However, we were inspired to see if we can print some of our own photos on canvas. Scott took some beautiful pictures on a hike this summer so we're going to blow up a few and make our own art!
Jackson slept through the entire thing.
At this point in his life he likes music more than art.
Every year they do a bunch of chalk art down one street and it's amazing.
We went early Monday morning to see the final products.
On Labor Day Scott spent most of it working but was able to sneak away early enough to go on a hike. Jackson loved it! He just kept looking and looking at stuff. He should have been tired and slept in the Bjorn but he was too excited looking around.
We just went on an hour hike but we couldn't get back to the car fast enough. For the last 10 minutes Jackson fussed and informed us that he had been hiking long enough.
I think this is a new thing for Scott and I, learning a baby's limits. Before having Jackson and even while being pregnant we'd talk about how "our baby can go on long hikes" and "our baby can stay up late" and whatever else "our baby" can do. Nope, we just need to let that baby sleep so that everyone is happier. Babies are basically the same and just need to sleep and eat all the time. Good thing they're so cute or else it might get boring to have a baby!
We had been looking forward to Labor Day because it was Scott's first 3 day weekend since starting work. (Sure he had July 4th but that was during his 1st week so he really didn't need a vacation.) We had a few fun ideas but Scott ended up having to work so they remain just that: ideas.
When he finished working Sunday we drove up to Santa Rosa for dinner with Melissa's family and my parents. The Bay Bridge was closed so traffic was horrendous. It took us an hour to get through Golden Gate Park to the bridge. We should have driven around the City instead of through it...
Melissa let us try out Jackson in the Bumbo chair and he's pretty cute.
A few weekends ago we went to the SF Food Festival which was awesome. They had tons of vendors with almost any kind of food you could think of. Each vendor had a small or large bite; since we wanted to try so much food we basically stuck to the small bites.
A delicious taco.
Fried mac n cheese. It was awesome.
Leche filled churro.
Jackson had a pretty good time.
A fried bread covered in cheese and garlic.
The line was well worth the wait!
Making our delicious garlicly treat.
Whole Foods came and served coconuts.
I really was there!
A Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.
Scott loved them but I didn't even go near them. Too spicy!
We are hoping to make this a yearly outing. The perfect way to try tons of foods all at once.