Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Golden state (day 2)

After a good night's sleep (our hotel was in Fairfield), a yummy breakfast and Starbucks hot chocolate we headed toward San Francisco. We couldn't make it out of town without a stop by Target (diapers & snacks take up an incredible amount of luggage space so I waited to purchase those). First we stopped at the Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf area.

What a great place to people watch! There were ALL kinds...tourists, homeless, performers, etc. The flowers and vegetation on the west coast is absolutely beautiful ~ everything is so colorful and alive!!! For lunch we enjoyed fresh crab and fried shrimp. Afterwards we walked the streets, purchased postcards, saw the most gorgeous fruit at a Farmers Market and enjoyed frozen yogurt by the water.

If you look VERY close at the photo above you will see Lita & the kids posing under the sign :)
Take a look at this was pretty chilly and I was so thankful that we had jackets!!
We had a great time exploring and really enjoyed the cooler temps :) Too bad we didn't bring them home with us :(

The sea lions were interesting to see! They just made themselves at home as you can see below :)

While we were there Emma decided she wanted to do this jumping fun! After I signed the consent form (yikes!) I figured she might back out. After waiting in line and watching several others she went ahead with it.....she is fearless!! She jumped so, so high, had a crowd and loved every minute of it. Now she wants a tramploine for her birthday :)

Next we traveled down what is said to be the most curvy road in the world! Last but certainly not least, we visited the Golden gate bridge. I was a little disappointed that it was so foggy & windy, but I was so excited to actually see it! It is HUGE!! First we traveled on it and then we pulled over and took pics :) The kids look fussy but I will admit that I woke both from naps. Afterall, this could be a once in a lifetime thing :)

That evening we went to Napa for an open house and dinner at Dave's parents' lovely home. Because Emma fell asleep at the rehearsal dinner, she got her fower girl gift a little late. Here she is with the wonderful groom & bride and her new pink Barbie!! Thanks Renzs, you sure know how to make a 3.5 year old girl very happy :)

More Cali adventures to come......

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