It was about an hour drive...not bad. The traffic was terrible, but the highway was cool. It was a very curvy road that went through the mountains. We spent the day at the beach body surfing, playing frisbee, and reading. The beach was actually pretty nice, and the weather was perfect! The water was a nice temperature, and the waves were just big enough to be fun. No shark or stingray sitings, but trips to the beach are usually better without those. :o)
After the beach, we went to church with Kevin. (http://www.vintagechurch.org) His church was very Soteria-esque in it's style...it must be a West Coast thing (For clarification, I don't consider this bad, just different). It's just a totally different culture out here, especially when it comes to spirituality. The service was actually really great, it was just a little strange in a few places. The whole thing was pretty much conducted by women, accept for the music. Steve said that it isn't always like that; it's more like it's different people teaching / giving announcements every week.
Tomorrow it's off to exploring San Francisco...by myself. I'm really hoping I don't get lost, because it's not like I have a phone and can call Steve for help. I think it should be okay, though. I have a map, and a good idea of what I want to see, and where that all is. I have an hour train ride into the city to figure it all out.
This trip is going by SO fast! Be sure to check back!