to san francisco we go!
next stop: cable car ride! while waiting to buy tickets, micah (followed by layla and madeline) discovered some ants! layla and her daddy, taking in scenery while waiting for our turn on the cable car. almost our turn. on board! we were packed in like sardines! shane, josh, gary, matt, and laurie, all rode standing on the side. next time, I want to do that!
then we crossed the golden gate bridge. another thing I’d never done! bridges both fascinate and freak me out at the same time. it was very impressive to cross, but I was happy when we got to the other side. driving on. the kids and the bridge. there is a big rest stop on the other side with great vantage points. me and the bridge (and layla). dave and i… and the bridge. our family… and the bridge. laurie and gary… and the bridge… with christie and I creepin’ in on the shot. all of us… and the bridge!
after we finished taking ALL of our pictures with the bridge, we drove back across and headed to the beach. the fog was just rolling in when we got there, AND it was very windy. so we didn’t stay too long. dave, lauren, layla, and micah building a sand castle… or, lacking any buckets or molds, a pile surrounded by a moat. running away from the waves. they all wound up a little wet. micah was IN LOVE with the sand. he probably could have stayed there all day. layla and lauren, doing their own digging… layla, with her feet. selfie at the beach.
after the beach, we took a little tour through san mateo (where gary and laurie used to live) and saw their old house, the house where gary grew up, the jack in the box where several of them worked, etc. then we had pizza at aldo’s. laurie, christie, and melissa at the ‘adult table’. the ‘kids table’.
after dinner, we said goodbye to the wisdaps who were flying out of san francisco in the morning.