Monday, April 11, 2011

Hop Skip and a Jump and Back Again!

On Thursday, Gregg and I, along with Rachel and Zachary took a quick jaunt down to the San Francisco Bay area (600 miles away). Gregg's parents and sister live there, and it was time for a visit - that and a great rental car deal ($45 for the four days!) spurred us on! We listened to a Ranger's Apprentice book on the way down - The Ruins of Gorlan, and on the way home, G.A. Henty's Cat of Bubastes.

For those of you who live in a climate similar to the Pacific Northwest, I would like to tell you that the sun really does exist! I get to feeling like I'm in the "under world" from the Silver Chair about this time of year and begin to wonder if the sky is really blue and the sun really shines! I have pictures to prove it!

We went hiking to Tennessee Beach

Saw this bobcat - it was 50 feet from us! Fortunately, it was apparently used to being around people...seemed rather bored by us!

Gregg, Rachel and Z climbed to the top of this steep hill and took this picture of us (his mom and sister and I) down on the beach.

And this picture of Rachel and Z from their new perch!

We also wandered around the city - you know, pier 39, fisherman's wharf, Ghiradelli Square,

looked at cable cars

Lombard Street

 and walked on the Golden Gate Bridge. It is such a great place to visit!

But, alas, I must concur witht the poet,

".....Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."


  1. Beautiful country and I've never been there! My grands live in San Diego and it's beautiful too!

  2. Great pictures. I always think of the old show 'Full House' when I see the golden gate bridge. Looks like you had a great day out. xxx

  3. Ahhhh home. I totally agree that there's nowhere like it, but I still wouldn't refuse a trip like that. What a fun time you had... love it!

  4. Hi Keri,
    Thank you for for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! You'll have to make some eggs covered with sheet music strips too? =). I really enjoyed your post and making your acquaintance. We are having a very rainy night here and blogging is just the thing to do...the time has flown by, rain and all! warm regards, Maggie Ann

  5. Mrs. Coder,
    It looks like you guys had a lot of fun :) I have really been enjoying reading your blog..You do a great job! We are so looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday. It has been the highlight of our week.

  6. We're so glad you're home, mama!!! You made me laugh with your reference to the 'underworld' - that really sums it up well! :) Fun pix!

  7. Lynnae,
    We are also looking forward to meeting you! See you Saturday!

  8. sounds like a great little trip! can't beat $45 for a rental!!

    yes, there is NO place like home! :)

  9. Wow wonderful!! we are down by Mexico in East County San Diego ....the hiking is wonderful out here. Great pictures wow with the bobcat I keep wondering when we will run into one of those we here there are mountain lions out here also ~I enjoyed tagging along in the pictures Love Heather

  10. Looks like you all had a great time! San Fran is similar to Sydney in climate I think - we are the opposite season but it's just lovely here like it is in over there:)