There was a very good reason for going on this non-vacation though. My brother has been visiting from Australia. He had made it into the Western States Endurance Run. A 100 mile run from Squaw Valley (in the Tahoe Mountains) to Auburn (near Sacramento). I will fill you in on more about that if you keep reading below.
We left early on Friday morning to drive from Monterey to Sacramento - about 3.5 hours away. Of course we stopped to do a little sightseeing on the way so the drive turned into an all-day event.
Our first stop, the Fish-shaped House. I kid you not, it's really a house, shaped like a fish. And people live in it.
Yesterday we spent the day at the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. And when I say the day, I mean from moments before it opened until moments after they started shutting down the rides. It was a LONG day. We met up with friends who also have 3 year old twins, so the little ones had a blast together.
Isn’t every man’s dream to have a ‘man cave’. Well my husband has the best wife in the world. I found 336 man caves for him. I even offered to have food shipped to him every so often.
He didn’t find this terribly amusing.
Especially seeing as I was talking about Alcatraz.
We visited the former Penitentiary (lighthouse and fort) during the week. It’s truly an amazing experience. A couple of it’s most famous prisoners being Al Capone and Robert Stroud. It’s a little over a mile off the coast of San Francisco Bay and is accessible by Ferry. Flynn was fascinated with his first ever boat ride. He couldn’t have been happier.
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