Our main goal was to visit Kyle who lived just south of San Francisco in Mountain View. Ironically we used Google Maps to get there which gave the wrong directions (Google is based in Mountain View). We spent a full day in San Francisco doing all the touristy things: drive across the Golden Gate bridge, drive down Lombard street, visit Ghirardelli Square, walk pier 39 and got two sightings of the elusive Darby.
The next day we saw a little more of Mountain View and then we headed back home via Highway 101. We only had two days to get home, but we got time to check out the impressive redwoods in Northern California. Before I had realized how cheezy it was we visited the Drive Through Tree. We drove through it three times to get our money's worth. Further north we walked along the redwoods in the Simpson-Reed grove and found them much more impressive. After that we headed straight home with both our toddler and sanity intact.
Driving Lombard Street
With Kyle on Pier 39
Darby and Kyle and Transamerica
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge
Approaching cheese factor 10 captain!
Big Tree Little MINI
August 1 - September 4, 2007