Monday, May 8, 2017

Freedom's Trip with McKenzie to California

Freedom
   For spring break, I took Freedom to San Francisco for a four-day trip where we stayed with family friends and had a beautiful view of Twin Peaks and the San Francisco Bay! 
At the top of Twin Peaks overlooking the city
At the top of Twin Peaks
overlooking the city
   Freedom and I visited tons of places in San Francisco. We went to the California Academy of Sciences, hiked in Land’s End with awesome views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and went to Dolores Park, which had a huge playground and even tightrope performers. At Land’s End, we touched the Pacific Ocean, which was way colder than at the beach at home.  
Hanging out in a lion’s mouth at the entrance to China Town
Hanging out in a lion’s mouth
at the entrance to China Town
   We also went to the top of Twin Peaks and, after a cable car ride, walked through the whole city (with lots of stairs and hills). We stopped at Ghiradelli Square for a 10:00 AM brownie sundae, Little Italy for a yummy pasta lunch and Chinatown for some homemade fortune cookies!  My favorite stop was Fisherman’s Wharf where we saw tons of Sea Lions – they were very loud and funny! 






   I also saw the house from Full House, the redwood forest in Muir Woods and tons of animals at the San Francisco Zoo. It was amazing to see so many tall trees in Muir Woods – I thought the trees in Wilmington were big and old, but these trees were even taller and older! We even learned about taking care of the environment since you have to compost in San Francisco – we’ve started composting at home now because of seeing it in San Francisco. The trip home was long but cool, too, since we saw tons of snow as we flew over the Rocky Mountains. It was way more snow than we see in Wilmington. 
   We had a great spring break! I hope to go back to San Francisco soon! 


An amazing slide at Dolores Park
                                                                   

At the Sea Lion statue at Fisherman’s Wharf
At the Sea Lion statue at Fisherman’s Wharf



At the top of Coit Tower
At the top of Coit Tower