This month we toured the "island paradise" called
The travels included a stay in San Francisco to a long scenic ocean drive along highway one.>
Plus May brings the annual draining of the fish pond and liner scrub down! This
signifies the start of the summer season, as Pam hosted the Memorial Day BBQ and ended
the last Sunday attending a play.
The resource links
webpage has been update and don't forget to check Cody's pics for May!
Wishing you a great fun filled summer, and be sure to stay cool and don't forget to apply that sunscreen!
Steve & Pam
May 3, 2006
Right out of the gate on May 3rd, we began our California vacation in San Jose,
with a quick check in at a nearby hotel, and then scurried off to an arrival kick-off dinner in Sunnyvale!
Yes, cousin Rita and her husband Chris, who displayed his great culinary BBQ skills
for a most enjoyable dinner!
My uncle Morris and his wife Joan, who live just around the corner from their daughter's home,
also attended the dinner.
May 4, 2006
The next day Morris and Rita accompanied us to the
Filoli Center! The gardens and historic house were beautiful in their own right,
but we came back with an appreciation of those individual bricks that my uncle dutifully
pointed out during our tour of the grounds!
May 5-7, 2006
Pam and I checked into a hotel near fisherman's wharf and spent a few days checking out the sights, from
Alcatraz Island. Plus a wine tasting tour with stops at
Cline Cellars wineries. The final evening of our stay in San Francisco was in the company of my
aunt Sharon and her husband Peter, talking about life, love and family over dinner at the renown
Boulevard Restaurant! And again, Thank-you!
May 8-9, 2006
The morning of May 8th we drove across the
Golden Gate Bridge and hopped onto
California State Route 1 for our drive north. The coastline was beautiful on this long day's drive as we
spent the night in
Garberville. The next day we toured the
Avenue of the Giants on our way into
May 10, 2006
Today we visited the unique Victorian town of
Ferndale and rode over the
Fern bridge which spans the Eel River. The tour also included a stop at
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park. The day ended with a enjoyable dinner at the
The Sea Grill located in
Old Town Eureka.
May 11, 2006
The Blue OX Mill, located in Eureka is a fascinating Victorian style sawmill featuring
one of the largest collections of human-powered tools. Plus a drive by the
The Carson Mansion.
May 12, 2006
Today Deb's navigation skills routed our path to the
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, which included a hike into Fern Canyon. The Pacific
Ocean provided the background view during lunch. The final drive included a stop the
Lady Bird Johnson Grove in Redwood National Park and also a stop at the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center
May 13, 2006
Saying our goodbye's to Deb for her hospitality as we leave for the long drive back
to our original arrival hotel in San Jose and the final evening BBQ with the Taylor family
May 14, 2006
Cody was glad to see us back home!
May 22, 2006
The annual cleaning of the gold fishpond!
May 28, 2006