Monday, March 1, 2010

Secret Trip (day two)

Scott had arranged for us all to meet up with my Aunt and Uncle (who we haven't seen since our wedding almost 10 years ago).
We took 2 of my Aunt's with us and headed down to San Fransisco!!!
The trip was AMAZING, I think San Fransisco is one of my favorite cities...but the beginning of the trip was a little rocky. Yep, we were robbed in the first 10 minutes of our arrival in the beautiful city. We pulled into a parking lot and were waved over to a spot by an attendant. Payed $20.00 got a ticket and then started getting the kids out of the car. A woman came up to us and said "Did you pay that man, cause he is running away across the street!" JERK! So went up to pay for an actual ticket and this is what we saw...
Do you see that man's picture? And the 10 signs that say not to pay him! Wow!
Anyway, the rest of the trip was pure fun. We went down Pier 39.
Rode on a 2 story merry go round.
Checked out the great shopping.
And stopped to see some magic (Connor's favorite part)
Then we headed to meet up with my Uncle Mike at the Rain forest Cafe. Another favorite, we could have spent hours just looking around. The kids were so spoiled, Auntie Patty got them Rain forest T-shirts and Auntie Terri brought them all cute bags filled with toys and treats.
Then we all walked down by warf and waited in line to get on the famous cable cars. The sun came out and warmed us all up. We could see Alcatraz (I have no idea how to spell that) and the Golden Gate bridge.
The cable cars were SO much fun. Scott loved hanging out of the side holding onto the rail. We rode them down into China Town and we picked the best day because it was Chinese New Year and we saw parade floats, hundreds of shops set up in the streets, and thousands of people. Uncle Mike bought the biggest popper firecrackers Ever. They sounded like a gunshot when you threw them on the ground. He was making us all laugh as he tossed them at unsuspecting groups of people as we rode past them in the trolley. It was so fun.
After all of the excitement, Grandma Jan got us all ice cream for the cable car ride back. We had such an awesome vacation and I am so thankful for my family and my thoughtful husband who knows when I need a break from K Falls!!
I love you Scott!


Auntie Patty said...

Love the pictures and what you said! What happened to you in the picture of all of us? Loved seeing you, Scott and the kids! Next time I see you, you will be a mama of four!! I love you Jaime!! Love, Aunt Patty

Mamaappah said...

Such a fun trip, your hubby is a pretty neat guy!

Molly said...

Oooh! What a great trip! I love San Francisco too! Those little trips are the best!