Day 4- Wednesday, July 5, 2017
On Wednesday morning, we got breakfast, filled up our gas, bought snacks and hit the road to South Yuba River State Park in Penn Valley, California! My sister had already been there a couple of times, and this was one of the places I knew for sure I wanted to go to during my visit.
The drive there was about two hours, and the thing about driving in California is that it’s so scenic, you don’t mind driving at all. This is coming from the girl who gets car sick by the way…
Unlike the other parts of California we had been to during my stay, South Yuba River was SO hot, as in 90+ degrees hot. Yuliya and I were already sore from our hike the previous day, but at least we were smarter with our outfit choices this time.
^ Yes, I do eat.The Yuba River was so pretty, it was probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen! Hiking there was amazing, but also a little scary since we were literally walking along the edge of the river. We were both careful not to trip over anything, or walk too close to one another because that would have been the end of #AdventuresofYulandOlg
Since we were so hot and didn’t want to pass out, we decided not to do the full hike. Halfway, we turned around to get back to the river. There were quite a few people down there swimming and jumping off of rocks, so we couldn’t wait to cool down and join them!The water was cold, but after a while, we got used to it and both went swimming. Afterward, we laid out on the rocks and it was so relaxing and perfect!
^There was a man there with his dog and it was so sweet. Just a boy and a dog in the wild.
All in all, this was probably my favorite day of the trip. Yuliya and I wanted to stay at the river all day, but we ran out of water and were starting to get hungry, so we left around 5pm. If you’re ever near San Francisco/in Northern California, I highly recommend going to the South Yuba River State Park!
That night, we got dinner at a sushi place called Kirala and then went to MeloMelo Kava Bar. Kava is the new Kale in California. It’s a root/plant found on the South Pacific Islands which is then made into a drink and is supposed to have a calming effect. The Kava Bar had a really cool hispter vibe and our waiter was great! He told us everything we needed to know about Kava and suggested we try “The Purist” which is just Kava mixed with water. It actually tasted like you were drinking the earth, ha. Needless to say, the mixed flavors were much better. That’s the end of my California trip recap, hope you guys enjoyed it!