Mon, May 5th '14
Felton & Santa Cruz

Our other day trip during Spring Break was to Santa Cruz. On the way there we stopped and had lunch at Scotts Valley Market then we went to Felton Covered Bridge and Horse Sense. When you walk through the covered bridge the entrance to Horse Sense is only a few yards away. The girls really enjoyed seeing all the horses. There is also a park right before the bridge where they had fun playing before we finally headed off to Santa Cruz.

Felton Covered Bridge Horse Sense

Horse Sense

When we got to Santa Cruz we went to the Wharf. My camera died about 10 minutes in because I didn’t charge it after our San Francisco trip. Luckily I brought my point & shoot camera just in case. The girls had fun on the beach splashing in the ocean and playing in the sand. Afterwards we walked the Wharf, had dinner at Woodies Cafe & of course bought candy at Marini’s Candies before heading home for the day.

Sea Lions at the Wharf

Santa Cruz

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Fri, April 25th '14
Day Trip to San Francisco

Last week was Kaylie’s Spring Break. I wanted to make it fun so I took the week off from work and planned a few day trips. First, we went to San Francisco ~ Pier 39, Rainforest Cafe & Kinokuniya. I must say I HATE the roads in SF; they have so many one way streets AND no turns! I had to make a few big loops just to get back to where I was trying to go. That is why I’ve only driven there THREE TIMES on my own.

Pier 39

Pier 39 always reminds me of when I used to go as a kid. I loved going & I hope the girls do, too. Trish’s Mini Donuts are A MUST! There are plenty of shops and places to eat. You can see Alcatraz across the bay and watch the sea lions sunbathe. Parking, on the other hand, isn’t cheap.. it cost me $32!!

Mimi's Mini Donuts Mini Donuts

Carousel Carousel Horse

Fun Magnets Cable Car Magnets


Sea Lions Sunbathing

The only Rainforest Cafe close to us is the one in San Francisco. I LOVE their Rastapasta sometimes I even crave it. It’s a short walk from the Pier so anytime we go I always try and eat there. Maddie was scared almost the entire time we were dining. She doesn’t like loud noises plus it’s pretty dim inside and the scenery comes to life about every 15min. She loved the store though! Oh and I forgot to bring the hot shoe flash for my Olympus Pen so I couldn’t really take any pictures inside the dining area, ugh!

Rainforest Cafe

Aquarium Scenery

Kinokuniya was an after thought. I mentioned going to Kaylie when we were walking back to the car & she really wanted to go. So.. after a few missed streets, not finding parking and lots of extra driving we finally made it there. I thought it was going to be a lot bigger than it actually was. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty big especially compared to our local one that got super condensed when they relocated inside of Mitsuwa (it’s about 1/3 the size it used to be, sigh.)


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