Tuesday, August 14, 2012

San Fransico!

July 13th: We surprised Skyler's mom for her 50th birthday with a trip to San Fransico that all her kids were taking her on! We scheduled it for July 13th so that Justin could be home and come with us. That was about the only week that nobody had to much going on too :) Thank goodness for a wonderful mom who agreed to watch my kids for the 5 days that we were gone! I know that is no easy task! I dropped the kids off with my mom about 2 so they could go down for naps and we left St. George about 3. When we got down to Vegas we went and ate dinner and shopped around at the mall thats next to the airport. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 9:50 so we got to the airport at about 7:30 to make sure we were at least 2 hours early. We got through the airport really fast and were sitting down waiting for our flight about 8:15. Next thing we knew some lady came by and told us our flight had been moved to depart out of a different gate. We rushed down to the other one and found out our flight was going to be an hour late. They came pushing back the time and our flight did not end up taking off until 11:30 and we didn't get to our hotel the night until after 1am. There were thunderstorms going on when we were flying so the flight was really bumpy and scary! I was so glad to be on the ground once we landed! The boys drove to San Fransico and met us there and they were completely exhausted as well. The plus side was I was able to get some TCBY at the airport...yum!

July 14th: We couldn't even sleep in in the morning because we were schedule to go see Alcatraz! So we got up and headed that way. We went and ate breakfast on Pier 39. 

Then we went and boarded Alcatraz Cruises...our first cruise ever :)

Riding over on the boat and the first part of Alcatraz

The outside

We took an audio tour of the inside of Alcatraz and it was so interesting! I learned a lot about it! Although it was cool, it was a little eery at the same time!

The views off the island

After Alcatraz we went and walked around Ghiradelli Square and Fishermans Wharf. We ate dinner down on the pier and had some fresh seafood.

July 15th: We woke up and drove down to San Jose to go and see the Winchester Mansion. This was another really cool place. She is the wife of the guy who made Winchester guns. She went crazy and felt like spirits were coming after her. She went and saw a Physic who told her she needed to buy a house under construction and as long as it was under construction the spirits wouldn't get her. So the house she bought was under construction for 24 hrs a day for 38 years! She did the most bizarre things! Like build staircases to the ceiling and doors that opened to walls or would drop down a few stories. It was really cool to walk through. They wouldn't let us take pictures of the inside so I just have a small picture of a small portion of the front. Skyler got his fortune told in the gift shop too :)

Then we went and saw the infinite loop! I think this was the highlight of the trip for the boys ha ha! They are apple obsessed and made sure this was one of our stops :) Then we went and ate lunch at chipolte...so yummy! We went back to san fransico and went shopping downtown. Then we went and ate at cheesecake factory! Thank goodness for all the walking we did so I didn't gain 100 lbs! 

July 16th: So for our last day in San Fransico we went down to China Town and walked through that.

Then we went and saw the Golden Gate Bridge!

The we drove down Lombard St. I couldn't really get a good picture of it, but it was cool!

Then we went and rode the trolley. While we were waiting for Amy to feed Zoey the boys had a race in the parking garage :) We went to look off point to where we saw fews of the city.

Then we decided to go somewhere for dinner where we could have fresh seafood again so we went to Joes Crab Shack. This was a fun night at dinner with dancing included :)

We had a lot of fun on our trip and it was nice to get away! I was so glad to come home to my two beautiful children though! I had missed them!

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