Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thanksgiving - Part 2

So, this is about the 100th time I've sat down to do this post. Sheesh! I just need to get it overwith already. I'm slow because I hate uploading pictures. Someone please teach me about picasa! And please bear with me...this is very 'travel-log-y'...but it's for posterity.

The day after Half Moon Bay was Chris' birthday, so we celebrated by heading up to the city for a little adventure. We debated about where we'd rather go. I really wanted to go to Monterey and the aquarium there. Dave (Chris' dad) really wanted to go to the new Academy of Sciences Museum in San Francisco. After comparing prices, and asking around we decided to go to the new museum in S.F.

The lines were long, but we were brave...we got to see things like this: It's a jelly...

And this...

again...don't judge the was HOT and humid in there.

Then we left the aquarium part and went to eat possibly the most expensive lunch I've ever eaten...although it was pretty tasty!

There's a rainforest exhibit that's really cool. We walked past it a dozen or so times wishing the line would die down, but it just kept getting longer. We decided to brave it and even though it was winding thru the whole building, it only took about 30 minutes for us to get in. It was so neat inside. The kids loved being able to see the HUGE butterflies, and tiny little red frogs, etc.

The frog in this picture is about the size of a quarter. We almost missed seeing them because they're so teeny.

This lady was trying to take a picture and this butterfly landed on her hand as she did. There were butterflies everywhere.

Chris, Grandpa Dave, and the girls. Thanks for the fun day, Grandpa!

Once we left the museum, we decided to head down to Pier 39 and mill around a bit.

At church Sunday, a friend suggested we take a ferry to Sausalito and grab a quick ice cream cone and head the kids were all excited to ride on a boat since they had never been on one before. Well, we kind of got mixed up on the directions, and as it turns out, you can't catch the ferry from Pier 39, so we ended up doing the bay cruise instead (at a much higher cost, for sure). We had a little wait before we got on, so the kids played around on the pier nearby.

It was kind of chilly (why do I always forget that it's cold there) and overcast, but it was beautiful.

It was super cold on the boat, but it was so beautiful. The sun was setting and it was gorgeous. I must've taken 100 pictures. The cutest kids on earth...seriously...I am in LOVE with this picture.

On a chilly boat ride out under the Golden Gate can barely see the bridge behind the kids.

My super-talented-picture-taking-skill picture of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Alcatraz...which I have never been to before because Chris thinks it's boring and won't take of the bummers of being married to someone who's 'been there, done that'...he doesn't want to do it again...

A beautiful sunset on the San Francisco Bay.

We grabbed some dinner and headed home for some birthday cake for the birthday boy!

Happy Birthday, Sweetie! We love you!


Micheline said...

When we were in SF - oh about 4 1/2 years ago - we did the Bay Cruise - and loved it! It was chilly then too, and it was July!
Looks like you had a lot of fun.

andee said...

you guys know how to live it up. I miss you too! especially when outside looks gray and gloomy. take care!

The Martineaus said...

Looks like you all had such a fun trip! Happy birthday, Chris!

Nick and Sheri said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! I love SF!

Nortorious said...

The Academy of Sciences is always packed. I have to write my phone number on my toddler's arm so she doesn't vanish.

Cookie Mama said...

You totally have sweet picture taking skills. Oh and your girls are so sweet to each other. Teach me how to do that with my kids!

Seriously what a fun trip. Next time you go drag that man of yours to Alcatraz! He won't think it's boring next time because you will be there.

Amy B. said...

What's with Chris not taking you to do stuff that you've never done? He could do it once so you could enjoy it, sheesh. Alcatraz is interesting. If I still lived down there I would take you. :)

utah beach kids said...

What a fun trip. I love SF! Love the sweet pics of your cute girls.