|California & Nevada - 2004 |
The Alcatraz Ferry
The Island of Alcatraz
These pictures just don't convey how steep this street is!
The Golden Gate Bridge Bike Trip
This was an eight mile bike ride from Fishersman's pier to the town of
Sauaslto on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge with a ferry back to the pier.
Roaring Camp Railroad and Tourist Trap
Mom spotted a glider place,
on the way out of Lake Tahoe.
Nata & Mom went with the pilot in one plane. Logan went
with the pilot in the other plane. Logan's plane is the
blue & yellow one. (Dad, sensibly, stayed on the ground!)
The only motel / lodge close to Lassen Volcanic, at least on
the south side, is the
Lassen Mineral Lodge. Dad & the kids
were bummed out there was no pool. However, right up the
street from our cabin was a Laundromat which was urgently
needed at this point in the trip.
Lassen Mineral Lodge
The lodge also had a restaurant that advertised "Maryland Style
Crab Cakes". Now being from Maryland and having spent many
a summer living off of seafood, primarily blue crab, I was a fairly
skeptical. In addition, the description said it came in a weird
sauce, strawberry if I recall correctly. While the Lassen Mineral
Lodge isn't going to put G&M's, Timbuki, or the Olive Grove out
of business it was still pretty good. Get them to leave of the
sauce if you order the crab cakes!.
Finally, the people were incredible nice and friendly at the lodge.
They had a nice selection of games to borrow for the kids and
We survived just fine without a pool.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Rafting on the Trinity River
We stayed at the Humboldt Bay Inn for the Redwood National
Park leg of the trip. This place was great!!!. We were lucky
enough to get the family / business suite with a separate room
for Mom & Dad, three TVs, and a fridge. The best part was
the pool. This temperatures were just right. The pool was
around 87-88 DGF and the hot tub 101-102 DGF the nights we
were there. In addition, since it was outside their were heaters
in the pool area you could turn on to stay warm. The pool
also had a basketball hoop which the kids enjoyed and a TV
for Mom to watch the Olympics while sitting in the hot tub.
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