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Spring break in California

My spring break was really fun. Some of the things we did that were really fun were going to wine country and going to lots of hotels. Some of the hotels we went to were Garden Inn, Yosemite lodge, Best Western, and some Hampton Inn’s. Some other things we saw that were really beautiful were Yosemite, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Napa Valley. At Yosemite we saw El Capitan and Half Dome. The first two days it was snowing with really big snowflakes. During this trip I really loved spending lots of time with my family.

When we went to Barnett winery, they gave me and Alex some blankets. We had bread sticks too. My mom and dad did some wine tasting. My brother and I went out and played and made a fort on a table with our blankets out by their grape vines.

After we did that we went to Rutherford Grill and we had the best meal on that trip. What I had for dinner was trout and coleslaw for a side. My dad got a steak with broccolini. My mom and brother shared a rack of ribs and for a side they had broccolini and rice. After that we went to our hotel. Alex and I went to the pool and had lots of fun.

When we went to some beaches I wrote my name with rocks in the beach. Another beach we went to was really nice because they had tide pools, and in the tide pools were sea urchins, sea anemone, fish, coral, and these green spongy things. When we were there we had a great view of the whole ocean and we actually saw some whales. Going to the beach was my favorite thing we did on our trip. This was a really fun trip.

Love, Evan

San Francisco

Our plan was to hike through the Muir Woods in the morning and check out the redwood trees. Little did we know that this outdoor area now requires reservations to park. The Great California Shutdown means that no workers could be present to verify parking reservations, and so of course, an outdoor hiking area had to be closed.

So we headed down to the Marin Headlands a little earlier than planned. I had hoped for some nice pictures of the bridge and the city, but the morning sun was still in front of us. We hiked around Battery 129 at the top of the hill. The boys desperately wanted to get into the old bunkers to find what they were sure would be secret tunnels filled with hidden treasure. Alas, the entrances were all sealed off, so no treasure hunting on this day!

Next we went down for an obligatory walk across the bridge. It turned out to be a beautiful spring day in the city. When the boys saw Alcatraz, they lamented the tour that was supposed to be one of the highlights of the trip. We then went for a stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf to check out the sea lions. Since all of the stores and attractions were closed, we went for a little drive around the city, from Lombard Street to the Presidio, where we paused for one more family picture before heading off to the airport.



Nothing about this trip went as we had planned several months ago, but yet everything seemed to work out. We had a great time, saw some wonderful sights, and as far as we can tell all survived without catching any new virus. We’re sure to come back someday, but for now, it’s back to Denver, and more snow…