San Francisco Fun

  For some reason, it felt surreal being in San Francisco! We’d been looking forward to this area for so long, and so we hung around for a few weeks. Everywhere from San Jose to Windsor. So many great spots to explore, and so much variety. We did the city as tourists: Golden Gate Bridge,…

We Don’t Like Limiting Ourselves

A lot of you that know us have seen our family in action. We have a lot of great adventures, and we generally enjoy being around each other all the time. We’ve always spent a lot of time together, but especially this last year. My favorite times are on the trails where we end up…

Fern Canyon and Damnation Trail

If you are heading towards Northern California, I’d totally recommend staying a few days in or around Crescent City. From there you can access the Redwoods National and State Parks and some amazing hikes to the coast. We enjoyed another one of our favorite days of hiking around here. In one day, we fit in:…

Golden Gate Bridge

I visited my great friend Rachel in San Francisco before my Junior Year of College, but we didn’t go┬ásee the Golden Gate Bridge, so it’s been something on my “bucket list” ever since. I realize now what probably happened – it was likely foggy and overcast on the day we wanted to visit, making it…

Meeting More College Alums

It was such a treat to connect with more University of Rochester Alumni while in California. Except this time, it wasn’t planned. Totally cool serendipitous moment that wouldn’t likely have happened even with a 10 second time difference. Don was turning around, after trying to eat at a restaurant that was closed in downtown Windsor….

Alcatraz

For my wonderful friend Heather’s birthday, we all took a trip to Alcatraz together! We rode the Ferry over, heard some great escape attempt stories from the Park Ranger, and learned much from the audio tour as we explored the island, The Rock. We all talked about if we’d have tried to attempt an escape…