Lombard Street…… The Very Crookedest

You can’t go to San Francisco without visiting the famous Lombard Street. ——–“Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-way block section with eight sharp hairpin turns. The street was named after Lombard Street in Philadelphia by San Francisco surveyor Jasper O’Farrell”.——- San Francisco’s Lombard Street is also referred to as “the Crookedest Street in the world.” It is a must….especially for children. They can trip & fall and it would not be your fault as a parent. You weren’t being irresponsible. You did tell the little rugrats to stop running up and down the hill. The street was simply too crooked. And they were having too much fun to listen.

I of course, was dying after going up the first few steps. You better be in  shape to battle with that hill. I can tell you I was in no shape to climb. So I told the three of them to go and I would meet them on the way down. Alexandra had the nerve to tell me that I was embarrassing her with my huffing and puffing. Really!!! Walking up that hill was nothing. I should look at her because she was running. She’d be the first one to cry when she gets hurt. She kept saying, “come on Mommy, you’re slowing us down”. Really!! If you know this little girl, you can just imagine the face and the attitude she’s giving to me while making her comments. This is the first vacation that Christopher and I did not have to drag/lug a BIG STROLLER around for her. Now she was complaining that I was TOO SLOW. Imagine that!!!

Between you and me, I did puff a bit more than needed because I knew it would get a strong reaction out of both children. Jordan was vocal too. The more I acted as if I couldn’t do it, the more they wanted to prove how strong and fast they were.

Lombard Street has such a lovely collection of flowers. Being there simply makes you feel real good. The area is really not that big, but it attracts a lot of people. When you’re there, you definitely see why Lombard Street is so popular. Once up top, you are privy to the most beautiful views of San Francisco.

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Alcatraz Island: An Inescapable Experience

Unfortunately, we could not stay in to sleep because I had The Alcatraz Tour booked for 11 in the morning. I gave both children a break from homework today. Yeah me!!!! I have to tell you, they were very grateful for that small favor. So we headed out of the hotel room by 9 am.  We quickly figured out where we had to go. We were staying two minutes from Fisherman’s Wharf. We were withing walking distance. We then went to breakfast. From that point on, the day was a breeze. It turned out to be a wonderful day after we got over being tired. We didn’t have to rush anywhere. Jordan and Alex loved the ferry shuttle to Alcatraz Island. It was a bit cool for me , but I was okay.

 

IMG_4977 IMG_4971 IMG_4972 Jordan said that he could swim from Alcatraz Island back to Pier 31 in about 5 hours. He would have no problems. I think he could PROBABLY do it…….in a little more than 5 hours……if he doesn’t get eaten by a big shark.

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San Francisco: The Golden Gate City

San Franscisco, here we come!!!!

  1. We are heading on the road once again, ready for a new and exciting adventure. Jordan and Alexandra have been counting down days since July 2nd. They are so WIRED about this upcoming trip. I honestly did not think that they were going to sleep the last night. I finally was able to make them relax long enough to go to sleep by 10pm. The work then continued for me. Vacations are wonderful, but so much work goes into every little detail. And if I could learn just one thing……LEARN TO PACK LIGHT….. Of course that’s never going to happen! I’ve tried. Granted, my two babies look absolutely adorable. No matter, I have to do better. Needless to say, I barely slept because I was still packing. Vacation didn’t even start yet, and I’m exhausted.