Travel

Visiting Sutro Baths in San Francisco

This weekend we had 2 hours to spend and we were looking to spend them in San Francisco. Sutro Baths turned out to be a great place to kill a couple hours and meet up with a friend from college. Once a gilded age indoor swimming complex, the Sutro Baths are now ruins inviting graffiti, climbing children,… Read More Visiting Sutro Baths in San Francisco

California Missions

California Missions: Mission San Jose

The quest to visit all 21 California Missions continues with Mission San Jose in Fremont. This one is only 35 minutes from our apartment, so the kids and I made a special trip on Saturday morning. The original Mission church was built in 1809 but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1868. In 1985 the replacement, designed just… Read More California Missions: Mission San Jose

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: Gray Whale Cove and Trail

My husband is out of town for the week, which means I just have to get out of the house even more then usual. Today that meant the usual routine in the morning, followed by swim lessons, followed by getting in the car and frantically googling in the carport to find someplace to go. Luck… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Gray Whale Cove and Trail

Travel

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (near Half Moon Bay)

We had plans to visit Pastorino Farms in Half Moon Bay this weekend and I obviously wasn’t going to drive out there without going to the beach! Specifically I was excited to see the tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Fortunately, my interpretation of the tide chart lined up perfectly with a couple hour visit followed… Read More Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (near Half Moon Bay)