Due to our summer vacation only being six weeks I decided to camp a few weekends and head out to San Francisco! We were lucky enough to stay with Auntie Patty and Uncle Jim in the mission district. They have two homes on one lot and we were lucky to get the newest remodeled one! It was stating in a fancy hotel. They made us feel so welcomed! Not to mention Uncle Jim makes the best homemade blueberry muffins from scratch!
Ileana was lucky enough to take the drive with us to San Francisco but had to leave Sunday night by plane. Thanks Ileana for helping me and showing us San Francisco!
Our first outing was Muir Woods. It's about 30 minutes past the Golden Gate Bridge. The hard part about going up to this location was the fact that we took the Dodge Truck. Everyone in San Francisco drives smaller cars but I managed. Thank goodness for back up cameras. Haha!
Muir woods is beautiful! The Golden Gate Bridge was huge! We attempted to get up close but the boys were too cold. Which explains the tears!
We were lucky enough to catch a Giants game vs. Arizona at AT&T Park. Very awkward to attend this game because we are Dodger Fans! Beautiful stadium! Noah insisted on wearing his Dodger gear and he did. Cameron became a Giants fan that day! Insisted on a Giants hat too. I want the boys to choose their own team and the best way is to expose them to many different fields. They received a free jersey too!
We took the BART to the stadium!
After the game we had a nice dinner after walking ten blocks to find one! We took a taxi for the ride home and the boys loved it!
Fisherman's Wharf Pier 39
Noah's First 49er Jersey
So now our road trip officially begins on the way home. We planned to stop at a few cities on the way home to break up the drive. Our first stop is Santa Cruz and by nightfall we would be in Monterey. Santa Cruz is a beautiful city with stunning views. We went to the boardwalk and had fun. The kids went on rides and had a bunch of sweets.
We made it into Monterey and found a hotel for the night. The next morning we packed up and headed out to the Monterey Aquarium. This is a must see. It's a little expensive but worth it. We also went to a restaurant that was filmed with the Food Network Diners Drive Ins and Dives. This is when I realized that Noah has officially graduated to an adult menu at the age of 7! I'm in for it mark my words.
We went to Canary Row and had lunch as its in walking distance. After lunch we had to catch a Taxi or wait for the Trolly. This is when I realized that Cameron had learned how to flag one down! I couldn't stop laughing as the Taxi Driver actually pulled over listening to a five year old!
So now off to San Luis Obispo. We stayed at Apple Farms Hotel. I was able to connect and visit with my friend Griselda and her family it was so nice visiting with them! They always come to see us when they are in town. I wish it didn't take me so many years to get out there. I just felt like it was to much work when the boys were little. Look at me now venturing out by myself with three boys!
That night Noah kept complaining that his chest was hurting and Im thinking because my friend had a cat maybe it was a allergy or possibly Asthma. What I didn't realize is he had a huge bowl of pasta with the red sauce! So at 1am there he goes throwing up all night long! Yes in the bed,under the blankets all over him! It was such a long night. I felt horrible for him. In the morning he kept saying I will be ok I just want to go swimming. I want to see the bubble gum wall, I want to see the rest of the city! Poor baby!
So now we had to begin our final journey home. I promised him we would come back and finish this road trip soon! About 45 minutes from arriving home he got sick all over again! So not fun when your traveling with just kids!