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Vacation Recaps - San Ramon, CA

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I have more to get you all caught up on, but this is not really health related. My husband and I took two vacations this spring. One to the San Francisco area and one to Atlanta. My parents came out to CA for one of my dad’s band activities. He’s played saxaphone since he was a kid, and has belonged to the Greater Miami Symphonic band. He plays second chair and has been in the band for 30 some odd years. I think he started playing in this band when I was about 7 years old. So, at least 31 years.

This band conference had nothing to do with the GMSB, he just goes around to various band conferences at will. So, since this particular conference was in San Ramon, CA, my husband and I decided to drive up. We went up HWY 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) and stopped off at Hearst Castle. Wonderful place! If you’re ever in the area, I recommend it. We took a tour of the Great Rooms, and the architecture is phenomenal.

Also on the drive up, we stopped and saw some elephant seals. There were hundreds laying up and down the beach. We walked along the path for a while, and the stench was unbelievable. LOL. Very cool to see them though. We even saw a few make their way into the water.

While we were in San Ramon, we did a few interesting things. Since my dad was tied up with band stuff, we took my mom to the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, not too far away. They had all sorts of classic cars, including several B.A.T. cars. It was a lot larger of a museum than we thought it was going to be.

After the museum, we had lunch and then a coffee stop at Starbucks. The whole Blackhawk Plaza is a great outdoor shopping mall. Lots of neat stores and places to get doo-dads.

We also went to see the Golden Gate Bridge (with my dad too). I’ve driven over the Golden Gate Bridge only one other time, but never really drove through San Francisco. There was a lot of fog going over the Bridge, and it was cold! We stopped off for a few minutes at the Bridge’s visitor center, and the wind was frigid. It was OK when the wind wasn’t blowing, but when it did, I was freezing. I didn’t bring a jacket with me since the temperatures were in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

We then drove out to Sausalito. Great little town! Had lunch by the water, and then bought some salt water taffy for a snack that would last over several days. I haven’t had taffy in so long, and it tasted so good.

This trip was only about four days, but we managed to pack a lot into it. I go into more detail on my off-site blog if you want to take a look. I also talk about the food we ate, and how my walking ability was on this trip. My walking was fantastic to say the least. I credit a lot to the chiropractic work I’ve been getting done. It’s so much easier to walk when your back and hips are straight.

Links to my San Ramon vacation posts:
Activities on Vacaton - keepmovingtee.wordpress.

Eating on Vacation - keepmovingtee.wordpress.

Accessibility and Walking on Vacation - keepmovingtee.wordpress.

Tomorrow I’ll talk about our trip to Atlanta.
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  • 4CYNDI
    Sounds like a lovely trip! Great to hear about your adventures.
    2930 days ago
  • no profile photo HANSBRINK
    I live in the East Bay and enjoyed your vacation comments. The Bay Area has so much to offer. An hour in any direction and there is something terrific to see and do. Glad you had a good time.
    2933 days ago
    Sounds like you had fun. Great job.
    2933 days ago
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