Charming in California

Dear friends,


This summer, my 11 year old went on her “Grandma Trip” 
along with her 12 year old cousin.
Each of the grandchildren (11 so far, 2 more to go)
gets to choose where to go.
My niece got bold and asked for San Francisco.
My dad suggested to my mom that she make it a double 
and take my daughter, too. 

(I am jealous. I grew up in San Francisco, 
from ages 7-13, in the 1970’s.
When I was a child, we visited the City often, 
as well as the magnificent redwood and sequoia trees 
in the national and state parks.)

Back to the summer of 2012:
My daughter and niece collected charms along the way.
(Some of the charms above are from 
adventures here in Florida, too!)
Memories to last a lifetime.

What a charming summer for 
two charming girls and one amazing Grandma.

San Francisco Cityscape with Coit Tower

Golden Gate Bridge on a foggy day

Late nights
Ghirardelli Square — the chocolate place!

Lombard Street

Alcatraz Island (used to be a maximum security prison)

Cable Car

China Town

In 1973, we celebrated my 10th birthday 
(and my dad’s 37th) eating dinner at 
The Good Earth restaurant in China Town.
I wonder if it is still there?

Vegetarian Chinese Food
(even vegan “cheesecake”!)

Chop sticks!

Bunjee Trampoline at Pier 39

Cotton Candy

Sea Lion

Redwood trees
Oh, how I loved seeing these trees as a child!

Grandma in the middle
Note: this is a follow-up to a brief Charming post on my  blog

About virginiaknowles

I am a mother and grandmother of a huge family, and I still home school my youngest daughter. I write to stay sane. My WordPress blog is a combination of my Blogspot blogs, and may not be continually updated.
This entry was posted in God's Good Creation, Making Memories, My Children, My Parents ~ My Childhood, Photographs. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Charming in California

  1. Meg Moseley says:

    What a fantastic trip for the girls and Grandma! I grew up in California too, and I wish I'd spent more time in SF when I lived just a few hours away. It's a gorgeous city. My grandparents lived there as newlyweds sometime around 1910-1915, and they loved Muir Woods too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can't believe how many places they went in such a short time. Their grandmother is an amazing woman! Two lucky girls.

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