It's family visit time again. My sister and brother in-law are arriving at SJC on Saturday morning and return to Ohio on the 26th (that's a 12 day stay in case you're wondering). On the tentative agenda for their first visit to California are:

  • Alcatraz
  • Yosemite National Park (2 days)
  • Sequoia National Park (2 days)
  • Glider rides (woohoo! I get to fly!)
  • Lick Observatory
  • Winchester Mystery House
  • Monterey Bay and the Aquarium
  • Muir Woods
  • Hearst Castle
  • San Fransciso for a day

It's a good mix of local and day trips plus a few bigger outings. I'll be joining them for about half of the stuff. I just haven't quite decided which half (other than the Yosemite/Sequoia trip, which I'd be nuts to miss).

Expect to see a bunch of pictures at some point... :-)

Posted by jzawodn at August 13, 2004 06:08 PM

Reader Comments
# Barnaby James said:

If you're going to Lick Observatory, call first to make sure it's not closed - Mount Hamilton has been on fire for the last week and the road may be closed.

Lately when people want to do the "Bay Area Tour" I've been eschewing the typical tourist traps (if I have to see Fisherman's Wharf and Lombard street I'm going to lose it...). Some places you might want to consider are Bodega Bay (it's where "The Birds" was filmed) and Point Reyes.

on August 14, 2004 10:47 AM
# A said:

I thought Point Reyes was pretty cool - the view from the Lighthouse Visitor Center area is surreal. And really windy.

on August 14, 2004 02:26 PM
# The Other Jeremy said:

Make sure you book your ferry tickets for Alcatraz well in advance. I wanted to see Alcatraz on August 2, but when I went there they were sold out until August 11th, and there is really only one way to get there. I suspect they are like that all the time during the summer... anyway YMMV.

on August 17, 2004 05:17 PM
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