Thursday, August 8, 2013

California - San Francisco

Friday, the 26th, was our day in the big city. We waited a bit to head out to hopefully avoid some traffic and stopped in Palo Alto first for lunch and to see some sights, including a drive around the Stanford campus. I was SOOO looking forward to our favorite little sushi place Miyake and when we got there it was gone :-(! It was there 2 years ago when Mike and I came out for our anniversary and it was such a bummer. Mike called his dad for another suggestion and we ended up at the Peninsula Fountain Grill and LOVED it! Walking back to our car we happened upon the coolest little book shop and I had to buy some books :-). I love book stores!
And then it was on into the city!
We thought we were prepared with sweaters and light coats for our outfits, but it was still pretty chilly so the kids ended up with cute new hats too :-). We got dessert at Ghiradelli, walked around some piers checking out the old ships, happened across an artist doing some cool art on a building, walked half way across the Golden Gate bridge (where we watched a huge ship go right below us), and then headed back downtown to eat dinner on the famous pier 39.
It is such a fun city!!! I would love to live there for a summer too...add it to my list :-).
but first, Ella wanted to take pictures of Mike cracking open the little gemstone she bought the day before at Coyote Hills
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Preston requested many random pictures of himself throughout the day :-)...you will know which ones they are!
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Preston proving he can get dirty anywhere
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3 comments:

Katie said...

The kidlets and their hats are super cute! It is soo hard to pack for cold weather when it is so hot when you are packing.

Diane Freeman said...

Well, this post sure made me miss our old home :/
I have said it before and I will say it again, you guys sure know how to have a good time on vacation!

Laurie said...

Great pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time. I love the picture of your kids hugging with the boats in the background. And the thumbs up ones :)