We made the most of the Memorial Day three day weekend by going up to Manzanita Lake in the Lassen Volcanic National Park. What an awesome spot! We were there with a big group of friends so the kids always had something to do and someone to play with. We paddleboarded, canoed, hiked, and just hung out!
The lake is beautiful and a quick paddle out into the middle of the lake rewards you with spectacular views of Mt. Lassen:
We also hiked to the snow:
Braved the ice cold water:
And hiked around the lake:
What a great way to start the summer!
We had the most fun filled weekend over Mother’s Day. We packed up the car and headed to Stinson Beach for a weekend away. It was mainly cloudy and grey, but we made the most of it!
On Saturday we cheered on Sam as he ran the Miwok 100K a 62 plus mile run in Marin County. Sam has been training for this race for months and I think he was pleased with how he did. Way to go Sam!!
That evening we celebrated Oliver’s 10th birthday with friends!
Then we hosted a Mother’s Day brunch for family and friends. I guess I was too busy eating and hanging out to take photos!
We finished it off with a walk to the top of Mt Tam for views of a very foggy Bay Area.
What special weekend away with these goof balls!
We recently got back from a week’s vacation in Hawaii! We went to the Big Island for a friend’s wedding and made the most of our time there, visiting friends, eating yummy food, seeing the sights. Here are some highlights.
Checking out the tide pools and turtles:
Checking out the volcanoes and steam vents:
Checking out nature and parks:
Hanging out at the beach and swimming in the waves:
And of course, baseball at the beach!
A hui hou, Hawaii, until we meet again!
Several weekends ago we headed down to San Diego to spend a few days with the extended family. San Diego is a wonderful place to visit with kids and we really made the most of our short time there. We went to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. There we saw all kinds of animals and Oliver took the lead photographers role. Here are some of our favorites:
Here’s the photographer:
After walking all over most of the park we treated ourselves to a tram ride back to the entrance.
We also visited the Sunny Jim Cave…
…got sneezed on by a sea lion…
…and went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
But the best time was had swimming in the pool: