We unfortunately missed the ceremony, but made it for the start of the reception. The location was breathtaking. It took place at the Stone Tree Golf Club. Everything looked so pretty. When I saw my friend, I was so happy. She looked like a princess. I nearly cried when they started doing the toast. We both have come a long way from college. I'm so incredibly happy that she found a nice guy that will pamper her and love her the way she deserves.
They had a photobooth at the wedding. I thought it was such a neat idea to make the photobooth pictures into a scrapbook that the couple can keep. Everyone had so much fun with it.
We had a mishap at the hotel. I didn't realize that the Ramada in Vallejo required a security deposit. I pre-paid for the room on hotwire.com. They don't provide room service there, so I'm not entirely sure why they would require a deposit. They don't check your room when you check-out. Anyway, we couldn't stay there because we didn't have an extra $100. Fortunately, a friend of ours that lives in Union City, let us stay with them for the evening. I thank God for helping us work everything out.
I took Bennie up to see the Golden Gate Bridge at night. If you drive up Marin Headlands, you have a great view of the city. Bennie absolutely loved that. There is also a tunnel that takes you to the other side of the mountain, but that will be for another trip.
FYI Golden Gate Bridge no longer has an attendant at the booth. You have to pay online.
We got a chance to eat breakfast with our overnight host at Sno-Crave Teahouse. This is a really nice place to hang out with friends. Everything was so cute. Our drinks were really good. I wanted to try the Honey Toast, maybe for another day. Customer service was a really wonky. They kept making mistakes even though we were the only customers in the place. They gave Bennie a to-go cup when we specifically said it was for here, everyone else got a for-here cup. They put the wrong boba in our friends drink and instead of asking if it was okay, basically tells him she's giving him the right boba on the side. If you make a mistake, either re-do the drink or ask the customer if it's okay. I think they are very fortunate that our group is relaxed.
I finally got to see the new part of the Bay Bridge. Wow. They made it so that people can actually walk across it. The design is spectacular.
I love the Bay Area and can't wait to come back again.