Ride the Ducks in San Francisco

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on July 8, 2012

You can pretty much guarantee that a hot day here in the Sacramento area will mean a cool one in the Bay. Yesterday was no exception – it was a gorgeous day in San Francisco. It is a special treat to be able to escape from the heat so easily.

We headed in to the city for a day of family fun. Of course we had to grab some hot chocolate at Boudin’s before anything else, but the real fun began when we boarded our “duck” for a Ride the Ducks tour and became little quack-ers.

Our captain – Mr. Roger – first drove us around “his neighborhood.” He was hilarious from the start, and kept us all laughing. We got the grand tour of downtown, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square, and more, before heading into the bay. Once we hit the water, Captain Roger let all of the kiddos (and even some of the adults!) drive the boat. Now, that was a HUGE hit!

If ever you visit The City By The Bay we would definitely recommend a Ride the Ducks tour. Make sure you ask for Mr. Roger. And, tell him that “the big family with all the boys” sent ya!

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Alcatraz

by Ray on February 23, 2011

So, I almost got a speeding ticket trying to get to the Alcatraz ferry in San Francisco.

But, I got lucky and he was called away to something more serious. We actually made it to the island.

From there, we explored the history and the escapes.

Pretty spooky stuff. Ever seen Shutter Island?

We walked up the hill – equal to a 13 story building – and embarked on the audio tour of the prison.

We learned about Al Capone going crazy with sipholus, and the Birdman.

Let’s just say I would not want to be here for 8-10 years, like most were.

But, at least they had the sounds and sights of the City to keep them going. Sort of.


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The Young Kids on the Golden Gate Bridge {A Video}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on June 30, 2010

Earlier today I posted pictures of our recent trip to San Francisco, but here is a video I just couldn’t resist sharing. Our children’s enthusiasm is just so contagious sometimes, isn’t it?

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Our Day at the Bay

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on June 30, 2010

golden gate bridge snapshot

We had been to San Francisco many times before, but Ray wanted to spend the Saturday before Father’s Day exploring somewhere new in the city with our kiddos. So, off we went…

First, we headed to Coit Tour where we spent some time gazing down on the entire city from the very top. The sight (and more literally, the wind!) took our breath away.

Coit Tour

Of course, we couldn’t take a trip to the city and neglect to explore Pier 39. There we had a fabulous dinner at Bubba Gump’s and couldn’t resist the aroma of Trish’s Mini Donuts!

Stopping to take in the Golden Gate Bridge was probably a highlight for the kiddos. It was so cold and windy, but they didn’t seem to care a bit!

golden gate bridge

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