Sorry, not much time to post right now. . . just an update:
We've been in California for the past week, we drove down the coast from Oregon to San Francisco and we saw the Redwoods and Sequoia trees (more on this later). Then we continued down the coast to LA, and the to San Diego. We checked out the grad school universities we want to apply to while in California. Then we continued through the desert to Nevada to see Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. After that we went through to Zion National Park. It was sooo beautiful.
We will post more stuff later and pictures soon!