Two girls by the fanciful fence of the Mission Playground, SF
Hi there– Just back from a rollicking trip to SF with the grand-girls! It was a whole lot of swinging, sliding, singing, dancing, jumping, story reading, ice cream licking fun…
Before we started off we wrote up our TRIP RULES:
#1. Play on at (at least) 3 playgrounds
#2. Take Harry the Dog for a walk daily
#3. Eat 5 ice cream cones
#4. Give 10 hugs every day
#5. No grouching allowed
Here’s the highlights:
On a cloudy day we hiked down the trail to Funston Beach– a off leash dog beach, where you’ll meet every size and shape of dog you could imagine! Dog watching, hill climbing paradise!
There was the big day out at the San Francisco Zoo! Love zoos and this is a perfect one– not too big, not too small, lushly landscaped and easy access to all those animals– Oh the giant giraffes, the tumbling otters, the stately gorillas… Throw in a playground set in three world biomes and a carrousel and it was a super day out!
Harry the Dog and the grand-dgirls had a running good time one evening at Crissy Field, in the shadow of the gold Gate Bridge. (In the first picture they are pretending to be exhausted after running non stop all evening)
We launched out on a foggy morning hike along the Land’s End Trail– catching glimpses of the Golden Gate through the shifting fog. Loved all the ocean views, forested pathways and wild flowers. (The dramatic pose on the bottom left are hikers being frightened in the scary forest–???)
My personal fave was taking the 2 grand-girls to meet their cousin Mae–time for playgrounds, ice cream (one of sweet Mae’s first words!) and reading books…
We happened into a sunny day for our wave jumping at Ocean Beach. What started as just getting ankles wet quickly degenerated into full scale bathing in the sea. Great soggy fun!
One sunny afternoon in SF found us back in Golden Gate Park for a stroll around the lush flower gardens. The girls picked out favorite Dahlias and named them after people in the family.
Our last morning, we took the muni into town and explored Chinatown, while we shopped our way along the streets, picking up treats to take home to the family.
Thanks Aaron & Jessica for the great “hang-out” time. And thanks Ani & Brian for planning so many great outings and cosseting us at the Casa Heung. And thanks Charlotte & Maryann for being cheerful, excited, curious, enthusiastic travel buddies. Loved it!