My boyfriend and I finally arrived in Sacramento around 4:30 am after driving 8 hours straight from Oregon! Since we were able to switch between who was driving, we decided to make the journey down overnight to increase the amount of vacation time we would have. All in all it was well worth it -- but I am more than ready to get to bed now that the day is over!
Due to our late arrival, we had a bit of a late start to the day. The first thing we decided to do was grab some lunch at In-N-Out Burger, because what else do you do when you're in California?! (I still stand by my words that Burgerville is better, though ;) ). Once we had eaten as much as we could, it was time to head downtown for some fun in the sun!
We spent a good deal of time just walking around the area, soaking up the sun and taking in the beautiful scenery. If you can't tell, I am strangely obsessed with palm trees. For one thing, they remind me of home (Arizona), but for another they just symbolize vacations and tropical paradises to me!
Sacramento is such a beautiful city, with a HUGE downtown area (~66 blocks worth!), and there is just so much to see and do! Outside of the main downtown area and business district, both Midtown and Old Sacramento are filled with shops, restaurants, and other attractions that can't be missed.
My favorite shop today was a resale clothing place called Freestyle Clothing Exchange. It reminded me a lot of my store in Corvallis, and it was such a fun and neat place to shop! I came out with some items that I can't wait to share with you all a later on ;).
We were also able to stop in to Midtown's fancier Goodwill store, and some of the things I found there were incredible. Soon enough, however, it was time for us to move the car to avoid being ticketed, so we ventured off to a nearby mall area where I treated myself to some colorful Lush soaps! Whenever I go in there it makes me sad that I don't have a bath tub, but their other products cheer me up nonetheless.
Stay tuned for an upcoming haul video (or photo set... or vlog... not sure what I want to do yet! Any suggestions?) to see everything I got today and during the rest of my trip!
Overall, today was a great first day in Cali! I can't wait to see what the rest of my stay has in store. Tomorrow we are heading to the the San Jose/Los Gatos/Cupertino area to see my dad, as well as to indulge in even more shopping, sight-seeing, eating, and photo-taking!
Until next time,