6/4/2004

Geocaching – 35°15.621N 120°39.433W

Aliciana and I went on our first geocache yesterday. For those who don’t know, geocaching is quite similar to just going on a hike except the hike is laid out by other geocachers and the goal of the hike is to use your GPS to find the cache at the end of the hike. To find different geocaches to go on, you just go to www.geocaching.com and look them up.

The hike we went on was short but steep. It had some beautiful views of San Luis Obispo from on top of the hill we ended up on. Geocaching is definitely a fun hobby and we are looking forward to doing a couple different hikes every month. It is a great way to find trails you never knew about and to get some exercise and fresh air.

6/11/2004

Tomorrow My Dad Is 50

Well, my parents were suppose to be in town by now but I haven’t heard from them yet so I will instead take this time to embarrass my dad. Tomorrow he turns 50 and he is not really looking forward to it. We are going to go out to dinner tonight to celebrate. They are in town for Aliciana’s college graduation, which is tomorrow. So, happy birthday dad! Remember, you are only as old as you feel… or smell… or something like that.

6/12/2004

Aliciana’s College Graduation

6/15/2004

Graduation Weekend

We are finally recovering from graduation weekend. First off, I want to say: “Congratulations Aliciana! I am so proud of you!” Aliciana graduated last Saturday with a Bachelors in Business with a concentration in Accounting. She also received a Minor in Philosophy. By the time the graduation started, there were 27 people who came to watch her. These people included her parents, my parents, her grandparents, my grandparents, her sisters, my brother and sister, and her uncle and family. It was quite a large group!

There was actually two graduation ceremonies. The first one was for all the students graduating from every college. It was a nice ceremony, only about 1.5 hours long, and included some good speakers. The second ceremony was just for the college of business. All they did was read everyone’s name and hand out fake diplomas. It was complete chaos, you would think that the business school would be organized, but we still ended up being able to see Aliciana walk across the stage.

After the ceremonies we all went to Round Table Pizza to celebrate. We ended up taking over half the restaurant. My family and Aliciana’s family got to talk with each other and get to know each other, which was nice. Everyone went back to our apartment after dinner for ice cream and cake. It was amazing that we were able to fit everyone in our apartment… it was quite cozy.

My side of the family left Sunday afternoon after we had lunch with them. Aliciana’s parents and grandparents stayed until Monday so we got to hang around with them and have some good meals. Overall, it was a very fun and very exhausting weekend. It was nice to have our families meet each other before our wedding in a year. Now that we are sorta recovered, we have to start packing and move to Bakersfield.

6/17/2004

Packing Sucks

We are currently in the process of packing up all our belongings and moving them to Bakersfield. It has been 3 years since we moved into our old apartment, so we had forgotten just how much packing sucks. Hopefully we will have most our stuff in our new apartment by this weekend. Until then, we might be a little hard to get a hold of because our whole environment has been turned upside down.