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We only spent 2 days in San Francisco.
The rest of the trip was around the city.
Big Sur coast south of Monterey. This
place is amazing.
We have been here on two other occasions, and loved it
even more the third time.
The following photos are from this portion of the coast.
The sunset was craaaaazy good.
A visit to the Monterey aquarium was
awesome for Alex and us.
I was mesmerized by the jelly fishes.
Alex waiting for the sea otter to swim
Monterey's Cannery Row.
Another one from Cannery Row
Our hotel room. Alex is drawing.
We found a beach with a bunch of tidal
pools, and found a lot of wildlife.
Alex and Grace loved holding hermit
Oh how fun.
It's fun just watching Alex on a beach.
He turns into an animal.
Pigeon Point lighthouse.
Point Reyes hike in the fog.
The south part of the peninsula was
We stocked up on some tasty food at Trader Joes and
picnicked in the trunk of our minivan.
On the menu: Italian-style bread (pugliese), two cheeses
prosciutto from Germany, and local fresh tomatoes and
bell peppers (very yummy).
A nice ocean-view hike on the south end
A bunch of sea lions sunning on the
Spring Break rocks!
North Beach in Point Reyes.
We spent an afternoon hiking in the
Coast Redwood forest.
These trees grow to 115m (380ft) in
This is us between two trees.
More from the Redwood forest.
We drove up to Mt. Tamalpais, parked our
car with the trunk pointing towards
downtown San Francisco, and had another memorable
We toured Napa Valley, and this is Robert
Mondavi winery, on of the more famous ones.
We stopped at this airport to check out
some First and Second World War planes,
all of which flew tourists around ($$$). Alex loves
airplanes (daddy's boy).