Monday, July 27, 2015

San Francisco

Tyler's parents watched Madison while we went to San Francisco during Tyler's spring break.  We got there just in time for the Easter festivities and Madison was able to dye some eggs.

Madison did really well with Christian while we were gone.  Maybe its because he looks so much like Tyler.

These pictures below are the Palace of Fine Arts.  It was originally built for the World Fair in 1915 and is one of the few remaining structures from that fair.  It isn't all original, however, because it did have to be rebuilt in 1965 out of a sturdier material to make it last.

Tyler and Tiffani Mix took work and school off to spend a few days with us as we toured "the city". 

This museum had free entrance on the first Tuesday of every month, and since we happened to be there on just such a Tuesday, we went in.  This is the original Thinker statue.  They also had a few original Manet paintings.

Since Tyler enjoys woodworking so much, I have really wanted to be able to show him some redwoods.  On this trip we were finally able to see those.  We went to Muir woods.  We didn't have our camera with us, so the picture below is just from a google image search, but it is accurate.  The trees really do look like that.  Tyler loved the majesty of it all.  I think he could have spent all day and more walking through those woods.

You can't tell, but the clouds were super cool on the drive back.

We got Madison a tea set in China town for the tea parties that she so dearly loves.  Nothing gets her more excited than rolling out a blanket, pulling out the tea set and pouring water or juice for everyone.