Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bay Area Adventure


 So after the normal Christmas festivities, it was time for a Christmas adventure.  We went up to the Bay Area, to visit my sister Karen in Alameda.  NOW, I realize I didn't take pictures of many of the other things we enjoyed, like taking walks in Alameda, eating at wonderful restaurants, or relaxing in their beautiful 100 year old craftsman-style home.  Only when we ventured away from our home base did I think to take a few snaps.
 
 

We took the ferry from Alameda to San Francisco, just to spend a few hours in the big city.

We hit our favorite sites, like seeing (and smelling) the sea lion hangout on Pier 39.


Also checking out some cool street performers.  We saw this same guy when we were here almost five years ago, spray painted in gold, doing break-dance moves.


Now he has a silver-painted partner, who does robot moves, and makes robot noises.

It is more cool than it sounds!  Mae ran up and gave them a tip.  Abigail was a little too shy. 

The city was very crowded, so we headed home to Alameda with a sigh of relief.  The next morning, we headed to the beach.  There is David on the right, digging the obligatory hole.


Lots of running, a little kite flying, and some basking in the sun.  It was a gorgeous day!



Finally the hole was done, so in climbed the girls.


Awww.  Aren't they cute?
 

Mark and I wanted to get in the action, too!


The girls were skeptical about our cuteness contribution.  For good reason!



So THEN, we said goodbye to Alameda, and headed down to Morgan Hill, to visit Mark's brother John.  Where we hung out on the deck, played Yaniv, and exchanged gifts.  Once again, I have no pictures until we head OUT, to go for a walk in "The Meadow". 

 
 Here is Zach, with the girls.  And look, I'm IN the picture!  John actually took all the photos.


Mark and Amanda.


The cousins together. 
 
A great grand finale to our Bay Area adventure.

1 comment:

  1. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL....I think you are al cute!

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