Friday, August 14, 2009

San Jose, California Trip & Photos

Today ends my week in San Jose, California.  I fly back home tomorrow morning after a very cool week of California sight seeing and an awesome SEO Conference hosted by Search Engine Strategies.  This was the first SEO conference I have attended and it was well worth it!  While a lot of the presentations were entry level, the ones that weren't were awesome!  I've learned a lot that I will be going home and applying to various sites I deal with on a daily basis.

On Monday we arrived with the whole day to go sight seeing.  Luckily for me, the co-worker I came here with used to live in San Jose and knew his way around and all the cool places to go.  Monday we spent the afternoon in San Francisco.  Tuesday evening we went to Santa Cruz to see the tide pools on the ocean front - what a cool place!  And tonight we drove into the Silcon Valley to see the Google complex and Apple corporate headquarters.  I know it's just a bunch of buildings, but it was too cool!

The week has flown by and has been exhausting.  I look forward to getting home to Jason and Portia and my pups, all of whom I have missed a lot!  And I can't wait to come back to California again when I have more time to really sight see and have Jason with me.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the week:

This is a House!





Santa Cruz Waves

Beach Bird

One of the MANY Google Buildings


  1. Beautiful shots! I'm glad you're making excellent use of your vacation and seeing all the great sights!

    They painted that igloo house red? Whoa!

  2. Ooooh that large rock in the image above the underwater one....its in a book on Photography Lighting that I'm currently reading haha and wow Google is biiiig!

  3. Those are some amazing shots Christy! How sad is it that I had more time in CA than you and I think you saw more than I did?

  4. LOL Pam! I was lucky and got to go on my trip with a co-worker that used to live there. He knew all the cool places to go, even though we didn't make it to all of them. :P