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San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

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Waste06
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San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

My husband and I went to California for 8 days the beginning of June. We spent 3 days in San Francisco, two days in the Napa Valley, two days in Yosemite, and then back to San Francisco. We took a few tours and did a ton of sightseeing. We also squeezed in a Giants baseball game at AT&T park and an Oakland A’s game at Mcafee Coliseum.

We had a really great time. San Francisco was pretty cold – low 50’s, rainy and cloudy the first full day. We did a city tour one day and took a tour of Alcatraz Island the next. We signed up for the first Alcatraz tour of the morning, and I highly recommend doing that to beat the crowds.

The weather in Napa was perfect: high 70’s, clear blue skies, light breeze. We visited at least 16 vineyards over the course of 2 days, and did a few different tours. We were there mid-week, it felt like we had the wineries all to ourselves. My husband also planned a very romantic dinner in Napa one night for our 2 year anniversary.

Then we were off to Yosemite. What can I say….simply breathtaking. The pictures do not do it justice. I never felt so small in my life. The immense beauty of this park is overwhelming. I highly recommend the Yosemite Valley Tour. It’s a 2 hour tour in an open-air tram. It takes you around the valley floor, and stops at some great sights to see the most popular views. And since there is no roof or sides, you can see absolutely everything. My husband loved it too since he did most of the driving on our weeklong trip, and he thought he was missing out on a lot of the sights. Oh, one more recommendation for Yosemite – bring a pair of binoculars. We actually saw some mountain climbers on some rocky mountains. They were the tiniest specs, but they were there.

Here are some pics from our trip. There are more photos in my album.

California 2008

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Alcatraz Island
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Golden Gate Bridge
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Lombard Street
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The Painted Ladies (house from Full House)
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Napa Valley
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Yosemite - Glacier Point
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Yosemite - veiw of the valley floor from Glacier Point
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This is the mountain we saw climbers on!
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Message edited 6/30/2008 9:49:17 PM.

Posted 6/30/08 9:46 PM
 
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Great pics!!!

looks like you had a wpnderful time!! Chat Icon

Posted 6/30/08 11:04 PM
 

yankinmanc
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

lovely photos!!!

Posted 7/1/08 7:56 AM
 

ODonnell
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Everything looks great. Love the sea lionsChat Icon We're heading to San Fran on Thursday and heading south.

Posted 7/1/08 8:34 AM
 

vmac
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

my dh and i spent a week in sonoma in april! i wish we had time to go to yosemite!! i went as a kid and loved it.

looks like you had a great trip!! :)

Posted 7/1/08 9:05 AM
 

LulaBell
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Beautiful pictures! I have a few of the same from when we were there three years ago. It looks like you had a great time!

Posted 7/1/08 7:39 PM
 

mcl916
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Awesome! I LOVE it out there, we did San Fran and Napa for our honeymoon and it was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat!!

Posted 7/2/08 9:24 PM
 

hunnybunnyxoxo
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

great pictures!Chat Icon

Posted 7/14/08 2:14 PM
 

Waste06
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Thanks everyone. I have to give credit to my DH for the photos though. He used a wide angle lens for half of the trip and got some great shots.

It was a great vacation. Very active, but so worth it!

Posted 7/14/08 2:54 PM
 

HarleyGirlFLA
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Great pics. I loved San Francisco. The seals were my favorite. Did you see the Bushman? he hangs out by Fishermans Wharf and is a street performer. He has this shrub he holds and waits for oncoming tourists. Then when he see's one he sticks out his shrub and goes ah haaaaa. It's pretty amusing.

Posted 7/14/08 5:17 PM
 

Waste06
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Posted by HarleyGirlFLA

Great pics. I loved San Francisco. The seals were my favorite. Did you see the Bushman? he hangs out by Fishermans Wharf and is a street performer. He has this shrub he holds and waits for oncoming tourists. Then when he see's one he sticks out his shrub and goes ah haaaaa. It's pretty amusing.



YES! It was pretty funny. Thankfully he didn't scare ME, but he did get a lot of people around us!

Posted 7/15/08 12:04 PM
 

HarleyGirlFLA
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Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Posted by StayForever

Posted by HarleyGirlFLA

Great pics. I loved San Francisco. The seals were my favorite. Did you see the Bushman? he hangs out by Fishermans Wharf and is a street performer. He has this shrub he holds and waits for oncoming tourists. Then when he see's one he sticks out his shrub and goes ah haaaaa. It's pretty amusing.



YES! It was pretty funny. Thankfully he didn't scare ME, but he did get a lot of people around us!



We stood across the street for about 30 minutes just watching him. I could have stood there all day. Chat Icon He got this one kid so good. It was a teenager walking with his friends and looking all tough. Bushman got him. That boy practically jumped out of his skin, screamed like a girl and ran the other way Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I nearly fell over from laughing so hard.

Posted 7/15/08 12:14 PM
 

Waste06
Waste not, want not

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Lois Mom Mommy Mama Ma

Re: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park – Long w/Pics!!

Posted by HarleyGirlFLA

We stood across the street for about 30 minutes just watching him. I could have stood there all day. Chat Icon He got this one kid so good. It was a teenager walking with his friends and looking all tough. Bushman got him. That boy practically jumped out of his skin, screamed like a girl and ran the other way Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I nearly fell over from laughing so hard.



I have to laugh at this because he got so many people like that. Chat Icon Even the toughest guys jumped and screamed. We stood across the street and watched too!

Posted 7/15/08 12:17 PM
 
 

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