I’m not sure what it was about this particular vacation, but I’m finding it very hard to get back into gear now that we’re home. I went to bed last night at 9:30, and woke up at 8. For the second day in a row. I know I’m tired, but should I be that tired after our vacation? It’s supposed to be vacation! I’m supposed to be well-rested!
However, when I look at everything we did over our vacation, I can see why it’s been so hard to pick myself up and start doing laundry, unpacking, etc. Here is a brief pictorial recap of our 10 day adventure in California. More detail to follow in later posts.
We visited the Oakland Zoo:
Jake and Lydia took a bike ride with Grandpa out the Nimitz Trail while Aaron and I walked. It was a stunningly beautiful day:
We also rode the steam trains – a particular favorite for Aaron. What is it about four year olds and trains?
The highlight of our trip was camping in Yosemite. We were there for three days and two nights, and took advantage of every moment. This is Half Dome in the distance, swimming (and freezing!) in the Merced River, and Bridalveil Falls:
We also went to an A’s game, and stayed for the entire game:
And we went to the Exploratorium and the Palace of Fine Arts in the city:
On our last day, we took the Amtrak for a beautiful ride to a nice playground/nature area in Martinez (where I neglected to take pictures). Then we flew out on the red-eye, during which the kids slept (some more than others) and the adults did not.
Long story short: the grown-ups are still recovering from our whirlwind trip. Back to work tomorrow. Yeehaw!