happy new years everyone. 2010 was a transition year for me as i moved on from having a job and living at home to moving down to san diego and going to grad school. it’s tough being away from the people you grew up with and the comfort of familiar faces and hang outs. however, things also became exciting as i made new friends and learned a lot about myself as i prepare for the job world. the second quarter is starting soon, but rachel and i were able to get in a small trip in before our schedules got busy. we took a slow and relaxing trip down highway 1 and made stops in monterey, hearst castle, and solvang. so here they are in no particular order.