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:)


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.

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!    


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!