Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Psalm 82:3

Sunday, April 1, 2012

San Francisco

We were able to take a vacation a few weeks ago to San Francisco!  We planned this trip as our last getaway with just the two of us.  So, we picked a location that we probably would not travel to with kids- at least not for a while.   


We flew to San Francisco and then drove north to Napa for a few nights.  Unfortunately the weather was not great.  It rained almost the entire time we were in Napa:(  We still had fun and did some sight seeing and of course a little wine tasting.


This winery was in a modern day castle-








The views from this winery would have been a little nicer on a clear day:)




We took a winery tour through the wine caves at Beringer Winery- this is our tour guide Marvin!







We took a drive to Armstrong State Park to see some the the huge redwoods!








Our plan was to drive from Napa to Yosemite National Park for one night- well, our plans changed.  As Napa was getting soaking rains, Yosemite was getting it all in snow- meaning tire chains would be required just to enter the park.  We were bummed that we were not able to go there- this was what I was most looking forward to.  I guess we will just have to go back!


We instead headed south of San Francisco to Monterey, California.  Scott wanted to visit this area because they have a famous 17-mile drive on Pebble Beach- the golf course.  

View from Highway 1 on the way-


17-mile drive


this hole looks quite tough!




The famous Lone Cypress


We had to get Scott's picture in front of the club house:)


#18




We spent our last two nights in San Francisco.  It is such a beautiful and interesting city!




A view of Alcatraz


Ghiradelli Square


Of course we had to take a ride on a cable car:)




 the steep streets of SF




The "Painted Ladies" aka- the Full House houses:)





We took a boat tour out to visit Alcatraz!




A view of the city from "The Rock"


We had a great time despite the rain and cold temps (you may have noticed we are wearing the same thing in every picture since we did not pack for such cold weather:)  We flew back home just in time to catch the tail end of the tropical weather in West Michigan.


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It is really starting to set in that we are going to be parents in about 4 or 5 weeks!  After years of waiting- the time is coming soon and we are excited to welcome this little baby into our lives.


We have not been able to find out if the baby is a boy or girl- there may be one last chance to find out in a few weeks.  We will just have to wait and see!    

3 comments:

jillsloothaak said...
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jillsloothaak said...

I love the pic of you two with the golden gate bridge in the background. Looks like such a fun trip -- wish the weather could have been nicer for you. :( Gorgeous photos!!

PS -- i deleted that last comment...typo! :)

Kate said...

your pictures look like postcards! beautiful! looks like you guys had a great time, despite the weather! so glad you could do that before that babe comes (one of the many perks to adoption :)
can't wait for you guys to be parents!