Monday, April 19, 2010

The Knights Went Over the Mountain

On Saturday morning we went on a hike on the Sweeney Ridge Trail.  This trail goes to the site where the first Spanish overland expedition rediscovered the San Francisco Bay.  We didn't know that before we got there.  We were just excited to see the views from the top of the ridge.  We heard that we could see the ocean and the bay at the same time.
This is what we found at the trail head.  Can you imagine a more spectacular view? And we hadn't even hiked yet!  The hills were decked out in beautiful springtime green, the clouds were low, and we had a great view of the misty Crystal Springs Reservoir.  
Todd was a little bit disappointed that the whole trail was paved.  It made him feel less like an adventurer.  He was also expecting the hike to be more shaded, but the open hills were covered in this beautiful green and all sorts of flowering plants, and it was a gorgeous 70 degrees outside, so you aren't hearing any complaints from us.  When we got to the top, we could, indeed, see both the bay and the open ocean.  We could also see the reservoir, and away to the north we could just make out the Golden Gate Bridge.    
This is Todd with the bay.
And me with the ocean.  Jared was fast asleep by the time we reached the top.
Jared woke up on the way down the mountain and surprised us with a new word, "Boo!"  When I gave him a bottle on the way home, he said "bottle" as clear as can be.  We're still awaiting a repeat performance of that one, but he hasn't stopped saying "boo" since he started.
We have some lost time to make up in our adventuring since the boys have been sick, so stay tuned for our adventures in Yosemite National Park this week.

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