First up was Rodeo Beach, in the Marin Headlands, after I ran the USCG Station Golden Gate Heritage run. Which was pretty difficult, by the way. The whole first mile and middle mile of the 7.5-mile race were entirely uphill, to get from sea-level to Golden Gate Bridge level. Whew. But I did it, and didn't finish last, either. Back to Rodeo Beach. It was nice to bring the dog for his first California outing. But the beach, on the Pacific just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, was rocky and windy. We managed a quick hike, and Midas was happy to be allowed off his leash.
Last weekend, we made good on our promise to take the kids to the city once a month. We took the ferry over on Saturday morning (which we love...so easy!) and went to a Filipino parade and festival, Chinatown, North Beach, and Coit Tower. It's amazing how small San Francisco actually is. It feels very much like Boston, only with more hills. We rode the streetcar from Pier 39 to Market Street and walked the whole rest of the day, and we were done and heading home on the 3:15 ferry. We didn't take the dog, because he is not allowed on the streetcars, but we plan to try to take him along sometime soon. The kids had a blast. They both tried dim sum in Chinatown (none of us were big fans), had pizza in North Beach, and counted all the steps down Telegraph Hill (343, give or take a few).
|View of Grey Whale Cove|
|Grey Whale Cove Trail|
|Blufftop Coastal Park, Half Moon Bay|
This area certainly has kept us busy so far! We have to remind ourselves to stay home once in awhile, but that will happen more once the kids are back in school. Second grade and kindergarten...eeek!