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Oct 26, 2014 - Day 51

Hi Guys, Another day in San Francisco began with the drive from Oakland via the Bay Bridge and across the other side of the city to the Golden Gate Bridge, where we crossed over the bay and up to the Marin Headlands for some fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city of San Francisco. After leaving the Headlands we crossed back over the Golden Gate and headed back into Fisherman's Wharf where we spent some time visiting Pier 39 and the surrounding shopping area's before we enjoyed a magnificent meal at Fisherman's Grotto. With...

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Jan 4, 2014 - Planning, planning, planning...

All trips require good planning and this trip is no exception. I have a spreadsheet of all the places we want to visit. The dates are tentative because you just never know what is going to happen! Maybe we will find ourselves in a place so cool, we may want to stay longer. Maybe we will find ourselves in a place that is so boring, we may leave earlier. Hey, you just never know, do ya? In any case, we reserve the right to change our minds.

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Mar 12, 2010 - Winchester MysteryHouse

With the weather turning wet we headed to have a look at the Winchester Mystery House in Santa Clara. The house was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester. Under Winchester's day-to-day guidance, its "from-the-ground-up" construction proceeded around-the-clock, without interruption, from 1884 until her death on September 5, 1922, at which time work immediately ceased. Deeply saddened by the deaths of her daughter Annie in 1866, and her young husband in 1881, and seeking solace,...

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Aug 8, 2008 - Santa Clara

We made it to Santa Clara tonight. We rode up PCH and it was a beautiful ride. A little chilly. Gas at one of the very few stations was over $6/gallon. We had supper with one of my best friends, Cat. It was so good to see her. We will be spending some time with Cat and her family tomorrow as we tour Alcatraz. I will try to add pics tomorrow night of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge that we will be crossing over.

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Aug 2, 2008 - We made it!!!! 12 1/2 hours in the car, but we are here!

We pulled out of home at 6:10 a.m. and pulled into Santa Clara just about 6:30 pm Pacific time! We made it without loosing anyone or killing anyone! It got close! The kids got really stir crazy as we got near Vacaville, but pulled it together and are now dying to go swimming! (Taya - you were dead on with the time! Thanks) You know, this trip wouldn't have been so bad if you could cut out everything from SLC to Reno. It is one ugly road! But from Reno here, it was nice. Len's birthday is next week and he wanted a GPS for his birthday. I...

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Feb 7, 2008 - First stop...Santa Clara

When we arrived it was wet and rainy and cold. We flew into San Francisco and rented a SUV and drove to Santa Clara, Ca. We stayed at the Marriott where Mike will be doing his stage at Bradley Ogden's Restaurant for two days. One the first day i explored Santa Clara on my own while mike was working, which intels shopping. he he. After he got done we had gone downtown and ate at this really cute noodle shop which was awesome. The next day was a repeat but for dinner we ate at the restaurant mike was working at. Once Mike was done with work,...

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