Thursday, September 30, 2010

California driving lessons

Stop signs are just suggestions. Basically just slow down, check for cops and go


Yellow lights means hurry up.


Motorcycles driving down the striped lane of the highway totally not cool!


Speed limits are just numbers but rarely actually followed. 


Everyone thinks they have the "right of way"


Stop lights function independently, most days going down the same street I can hit every RED light



Honking is just their form of greeting.


Left turn only on arrow- so frustrating when there is NO traffic coming the other direction. 


Few drivers let you merge into traffic peacefully.


Blinkers are optional.


Tailgating does not mean pre-game party in the parking lot. 


Crazy drivers exist everywhere!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Habitat for Humanity in Sacramento

Having the chance to volunteer and serve here locally in Sacramento California is so great!! I was thrilled when asked by a friend to attend a day with Habitat. I was off from work with no plans and jumped on the opportunity to serve!!! It is really just that easy to get out into your community and make a difference!!!


Little background information about Habitat- 
Sacramento's mission statement  Building affordable homes in partnership with families in need, supported by a host of volunteers, faith based organizations, donors and corporations for the betterment of our community.


Families receiving homes either a new constructed homes or remodeled homes are required 500 volunteer hours before calling it their home. 




Here are some pictures from my volunteering with Habitat-- enjoy :)


new construction home

 good thing they had extra boots for me :)

 cement pouring

 half way done 

 me


 all finished- just waiting for it to dry


 remodel home


break time!! my fav

 me

 fence building

lance with the jackhammer

Friday, September 24, 2010

Redding California

SUNDIAL BRIDGE


 me @ the bridge



 TURTLE BAY ARBORETUM
 beautiful blacked eyed susans

 i think its a leopard frog

TURTLE BAY MUSEUM & PARK

me & lego man


 BUTTERFLY HOUSE :)
 monarch

 julia

 buckeye

 painted lady

pipevine swallowtail

Monday, September 20, 2010

Salem & Multnomah Falls Oregon!!

Capitol of Oregon- Salem







Multnomah Falls- Columbia River Gorge near Portland Oregon







Friday, September 17, 2010

Portland Oregon

Here are some pics from my weekend trip all the way to Portland Oregon. Plus, I got to hang out with nursing  study buddy from college- Katie!! It was so great to see another Texan and wonderful to catch up. Enjoy!!




Rose Garden
fellow Texan and friend from college- Katie and me
my fav- Betty Boop rose






fellow traveling nurse- Daniela and me


Farmer's Market