Monday, October 24, 2011

Check one off my Bucket List

I have wanted to Bike the Bridge in San Francisco since I saw it was possible last year. It seems I had a few other family members who thought it would be fun too. The Openshaws came for their Fall break and we all met at Tammys house in Sacramento then over to SF for the adventure.

What a crazy gang - 15 of us in all. Ellie made it all the way even though she had to pedal like crazy. Max was in his seat on Amys bike and Libby loved her trailer.

We just wish the Stewarts could have joined us but as the Openshaw boys said "they got to go on a cruise and we didn't"!

The Openshaws at the half way point. We rode into Sausalito and some rode back across while the rest of us took the ferry back. It was great and I'll go again anytime. The perfect weather made it perfect!

Mark found a good deal at the Hilton in the Financial District. This was the view from one side of the hotel.

Chinatown was right across the street so we did a little shopping, visited the fortune cookie factory, and Uncle Eric introduced the boys to Hercules poppers - WOW!

We had to ride the cablecars and rode the trolley too!

This adventure all started when Emily Oster asked Becky to be a bridesmaid and invited Terry and I to the wedding too. It was a beautiful wedding at the Flood Mansion.

We went to the Palace of Fine Arts before the long ride home. It is so beautiful and right on the bay.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cruising with the Stewarts

We were lucky and got to spend the week with the Stewarts cruising The Carnival Splendor down to Mexico. Due to the hurricane we went to La Paz instead of Puerto Vallarta. Will post pictures later of us swimming with whale sharks there!

Ty loved the slide and the soft serve ice cream the best! Summer got to bring her best friend, Leah, and she is an official Stewart now!

That is Ty, Jason, and me on the jetski in Cabo

The three amigos after their parasail

There they are way up there

On our way to swim with the whale sharks

Terry, Jen, Syd and I got to swim with Renoir (our dolphin). It was great. We don't have any pictures of Jason, Sum, and Leah on their great zipline trip....darn!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Libby is becoming my helper in the garden. She especially likes the watering duties!
She has discovered the fountain...oh no!

She is an official walker (or should I say runner?) and has ponytails!

Cousin Jessica came from Idaho for a visit. We enjoyed catching up and she enjoyed the beach and palm trees!

Brit, Mike, Brad, and Bec joined us for a nice dinner at El Torito.