September 27, 2008

California IV - Yosemite

After enjoying the Monterey area for several days we headed inland to Yosemite National Park. It was every bit as amazing as people told us it would beWe did lots of hikingThe Tuolomne Meadows
Crazy, bubbling, Soda Springs
Finally, we spent a morning in Mariposa Grove to see the Giant SequoiasWhich do you think is the Giant Sequoia cone?

California III - Adventures on Route 1

A highlight of the whole trip was the drive down Route 1 from San Francisco all the way past Big Sur. Somewhere near Santa Cruz we found this unbelievable cove and had the whole place to ourselves

More pics from Route 1

California II - Muir Woods

We took a day trip to Muir Woods just north of San FranciscoI'd like to take this opportunity to clarify some of the rumors that have been flying around... yes, I am indeed... a tree-huggerThere was an awesome silence in under these redwoodsWatching the sun sink into the pacific, it really was a dream come true

September 25, 2008

California I - From San D thru San F

We got back about a week ago from a wonderful trip to California. This is going to take a couple posts but it all started on Labor Day weekend in San Diego...We played for the Labor Day Dance Away with some folks you may have heard of before; the inimitable Wild Asparagus (you can literally only imagine what they sound like)
Our hosts, John and TerriBefore we left we visited the San Diego Zoo. It was amazing! Some of my favorite animals were the hippos, the eagles, the orangutans and this crazy pigeon We flew to San Francisco and met up with Dave, Sarah and Kailyn. We had the great pleasure of staying with our dearest cousin ElaineWhat a great city!One of our favorite spots to eat was the Squat & Gobble crepery. Believe me, this was just as tasty as it looks