Our friends in Madera, Jeff and Kellie Price, own a little cottage on 120 acres in the Bay Area (in the Eden Canyon, near Hayward). They invited us to go to their little house for a get-away with them. We had a blast.
First, we went into San Francisco. We went to Fisherman's Wharf . We went to eat at No. 9 Fisherman's Grotto. I ordered the Rex Sole and Spencer got Shrimp. Yum. I like fish. The kids had fries and they were excellent! Then we went to a little beach area on the bay. The kiddos dug in the sand, ran from the shoreline, and enjoyed watching the boats and ships come and go. We even saw a crazy guy swimming in the water! It was probably 45 degrees outside!
After that we walked up to the famous Ghirardelli Chocolate Ice cream Shop and got a Sundae with hot fudge. Aaaaahhhhh. That hit the spot. We came back to Pier 39 to observe the barking seals play. There were about 50 seals on the floating boat docks. It was great. Where is my camera on this special day? In the car! Grrrr.
Then we went to see the Oakland lights. They were pretty cool, too.
Brrrr. It was cold, but worth it.
After this, we went home. We crashed from all that walking. It took a few days to recooperate.