Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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One of our “staycation” trips was to our own world-famous landmark which happened to be part of our landmark set – the Golden Gate Bridge. Unfortunately, while the temperatures in the Silicon Valley were soaring over 90, the Golden Gate Bridge was drowning in chilly fog. We were prepared with jackets, but it was still disappointing to drive all the way to San Francisco (about an hour and a half drive), shiver in the wind and see very little. Anna was Aug24_GGB2 a good sport about it – she doesn’t mind long trips when she has her books and her CDs. She was thoroughly entertained by Little House on the Prairie, and all we heard from the back seat were occasional comments on the events in the audio book. She didn’t even fuss when we had to skip Children Discovery Museum in Sausalito – it was incredibly crowded, and we didn’t feel like paying $30 just to look over the heads of shoulders of other adults and bigger kids. I hope we can come again in the winter when the weather in San Francisco tends to be a lot better. Then we will enjoy our very own landmark in all its glory.

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8 comments:

Christy said...

It's too bad the weather did not cooperate.

I love Little House.

MaryAnne said...

It's amazing how cold San Francisco can get in the summertime!

Elise said...

Mother Nature can have a special way of altering the best laid plans. Anna is a star to go with the flow and still enjoy what was on offer.

I read with great interest your post about "too much too soon". It can be hard to walk the fine line of challenging your children and doing "too much". I guess the best way to go is to make sure that learning experiences are child directed.

Ticia said...

I do remember it always being cold when we went up to San Fransisco. Hopefully you'll have better luck later.

Debbie said...

That is something we deal with here too. We have to really watch the weather forecast for different areas that we want to visit, we can't just assume that because it is nice here, that it will be nice where we want to go. Thank you for linking up this week.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Too bad about the fog! But, then that's part of geography, too.

My Family My Forever said...

Too bad about the weather for sure. I wouldn't have paid the $30 either:-).

You know my love of Little House, so Go Anna!

Joyful Learner said...

the weather in SF is so unpredictable!

sorry you missed the discovery museum. it is quite wonderful.