Thursday, June 3, 2010

A country girl in the City!

Ava locating all the fish at the Aquarium!

One of many beautiful sites at the Japanese Tea Gardens.

The fruit was amazing!!!

My little family at the Giants Game!

After a busy weekend she finally gives up and is out!

This past weekend my husband, I, and our daughter enjoyed a wonderful trip to the city, San Francisco. We love San Francisco and there is always so much to do and see; this past weekend was no exception! We started out early Sunday morning with our destination being the Academy of Sciences located in Golden Gate Park. Our daughter Ava loved seeing the Aquarium features, the Rain Forest, and much, much more. We even came home with a snake, a fake one of course. I found this very funny since my father is scared to death of snakes. Needless to say she couldn't wait to get home to show her Popi her new pet. We then took a short walk to visit the Japanese Tea Gardens and the beautiful Rose Gardens.

Luckily, our fun didn't stop here! We loaded into the car and made our way to Pier 39 & Fisherman's Wharf. The weather was perfect, shorts and a sweatshirt was all that was needed even late into the night. We ate at Joe's Crab Shack, which Ava loved, her smile explained it all. She danced the night away! After dinner we made our way to Pier 39 with much to see and do. The fruit stand they had was amazing! I could have spent all night eating many varieties of delicious fruit. Of course you can't visit Pier 39 and not stop to see and chat with the Sea Lions. We were very fortunate to be able to celebrate their 39th anniversary at Pier 39! We began to make our way back to our hotel which was walking distance from Pier 39 and settle in for the night! Thanks to Auntie Holly Ava had to make sure she jumped on the beds before going to sleep. This is a wonderful skill that my sister (Auntie Holly) taught Ava when she was a year and a half old. Fortunately, we did get Ava to understand that we only do this at hotels.

The next morning was beautiful as well! We made our way down to Boudin Bread Co. and had a great breakfast. With our Tummies full we went for a walk along the Pier before heading to the Giants game!

AT&T Park is beautiful. They did a great job putting together a wonderful dedication to all our service men & women in honor of Memorial Day. We had wonderful seats to watch our Giants, unfortunately, they didn't win but, we still enjoyed ourselves. On our walk back to the car our dear little Ava finally crashed while hitching a ride on her daddy's shoulders. This is very rare for my non-stop little girl. With a fun and busy weekend behind us she finally felt she could take a little rest and not miss out on anything.

I am very fortunate to have such a great family and be able to enjoy our little family get-a-ways! We hope your weekend was full of family and fun as well!


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