Heading for the Northwest of the US we stopped in Napa for a visit. We went to a wine tasting at the Ceja Vineyards, and took a tour at the nearby headquarters of the Jelly Belly factory.
In April we made our way over to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM We were surprised by some late spring snow on a couple of mornings.
While in the Mesa /Phoenix area the boys were able to take some riding lessons at a local stable, Here are a few pictures of that:
During the months of February and March, we stayed in Mesa, Arizona. The weather was beautiful and we really fell in love with the scenery. Here is a collection of pictures from the surrounding area. From snow skiing, target practice to golf, there is a variety of things to do here!
The scenery around the campground where we were staying in the Chula Vista, CA area was really interesting. There were these hills (small mountains??) surrounding us. All the boys (including Jedi) took a long Saturday morning hike to the top of a couple of them.
We (the boys) attended the San Diego auto show and got to see some really neat cars. And checkout the old VW camper!
Hello San Francisco! We stayed in South San Francisco at the Treasure Island RV Park. it was just a mile from the train station which was very convenient. The first night we went downtown to the Fishermans' Wharf and Pier 39. It was a little cold but we got to see most of it. The next day we caught up on school and did some shopping, then the following day went downtown again for some more sight seeing. We went on the ferry to Alcatraz and took a very interesting tour of the old prison. It was rainy and cold, but luckily most of the touring was inside. The boys were really impressed with the smallness on the cells. It would be a very bleak place to be. We were a little saddened that the weather was so poor, because we could hardly see the Golden Gate Bridge. We were able to drive over near it and go through the Golden Gate Park which is quite large. On Sunday the 7th we headed down the famous highway 101 towards Los Angeles.