Sunday, August 18, 2013

San Francisco

Earlier in the summer we were lucky enough to go to San Francisco for a few days.  Chris had to go for a conference, and he did some sight-seeing with us, but the kids and I got to have a great time in this city. 
The first thing we did after getting off the plane was to go to the PEZ museum, for the PEZ collector in the family.

Then on into the city and to the Golden Gate bridge.

 And to our hotel, fun for our family to stay in a nice old hotel, makes a change from our usual Holiday Inn Express type.

That evening we walked down to Chinatown.

And some sights for the main reader and writer in the family.  Jack Kerouac Alley:

Poet's chair in the City Lights bookstore

On day 2, Chris went to his conference and the kids and I took a bus tour around the city and were able to get on and off at a few places.
What happens when your 12 year old takes hold of your Iphone, you end up with a lot of self portraits.

Alcatraz and the bay

The sea lions at Pier 39, so much fun to watch
piano stairs

 Alamo square park

 Union square
Lunch at the cheesecake factory

these steep hills gave us a workout

 Another trip over the Golden Gate bridge that evening

At the Sutro baths park overlooking the Pacific Ocean

 It was COLD!

Breakfast the next day:
and trolley ride
We went to the Wax museum, and I've already shared to many pictures so I figured I didn't need to add any from there.
The last little thing the kids and I did was drive around Golden Gate park and out to Lands End Park

 where it was beautiful, but cold, so we ate our Subway lunch in the car, then back to the city, we picked up Chris from his conference and back to the airport.

Home to Texas, where we were home for about 24 hours until we packed up to New Zealand for 5 weeks.....
More to come on that later.

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