Saturday, the 22nd
We flew from Columbus, OH, to Sacramento, CA, with a layover at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. By the time we arrived in California, it was too dark to see any of the sights. While we were in Sacramento, we stayed at Ray's apartment.
Sunday, the 23rd
We went to see Old Sacramento and the Railroad Museum.
While we were eating lunch, we got to see war protesters marching
(peacefully) on the Capitol.
Monday, the 24th
We headed over to Muir Woods and stopped at the Jelly Belly factory in
Fairfield along the way. On the way home, we stopped in Napa at V.
Sattui Winery (actually in St. Helena). Bob got some of his favorite
Baker's Square pie on the way back to Sacramento.
Tuesday, the 25th
Ray had to go back to work, so we headed out on our own to San Francisco.
We drove over the Golden Gate bridge, visited Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39,
walked up Russian Hill past Lombard Street to Chinatown, and rode the Cable
Cars back. We had lunch at the Sea Lion cafe overlooking the sea lions, and
in view of the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz. In the late afternoon, we
drove down Highway 1 to Monterey and spent the night in Seaside.
Wednesday, the 26th
We started off the day looking for the local stamp/scrapbook store.
It was a nice shop and Cheryl didn't spend too much money since it had to
fit in the suitcase for the trip home. We visited the Monterey
Aquarium in the morning, then headed down Highway 1 toward San Simeon.
We stopped for lunch at Nepenthe Restaurant near Big Sur. What a view!
We also got to see the sunset. On Tuesday night it was too cloudy at
Thursday, the 27th
Friday, the 28th
We went to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. In the
afternoon, we drove back to Sacramento up I-5 past Stockton. We got to
see the wind farm and the Sierra Nevada Mountains (still snow capped).
Saturday, the 29th
We flew back from Sacramento to Columbus with the same layover in Chicago. This time we got to watch the snow flurries. Vacation was obviously over.
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