Tag Archives: California

San Francisco extended weekend Itinerary

San Francisco May 26, 2017 to May 30, 2017 Our Auntie from Australia came to visit last month and for once she had a request. She wanted to see go to “the snoopy museum” aka The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. We made it a family road trip during Memorial Day weekend; […]

Walking on the Golden Gate Bridge

One thing that I’ve always wanted to do was to walk on the Golden Gate Bridge. So for this trip up to San Francisco I insisted that we do that! Of course before walking across the bridge we did some obligatory tourist pictures in front of the bridge. We also roamed around the area looking […]

The Sutro Baths Ruins and Lands End Lookout

Our original plan for the day was to go to park our car near the Golden Gate Bridge then find breakfast nearby, then go walk the Golden Gate Bridge and Crissy Fields. Instead I made a wrong turn and ended up heading west into the Richmond District. So we decided to go The Sutro Baths […]

Charles M Schulz Museum and Puppy Cafe in Santa Rosa, CA

The main reason we spent our Memorial Day weekend in the Bay Area was because Auntie (from Australia) actually requested for something! She wanted to see the “Snoopy Museum” aka The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA which is a little over 1 hour away from downtown San Francisco (about […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Part 6: Lunch at Aquarium Cafe and Sandy Shore Exhibit

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located on Cannery Row; which is an area filled with shops and restaurants. Although we did wander around Cannery Row we opted to have lunch at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Cafe. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Cafe is a casual food option at the aquarium. The other food option inside would […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Part 5: Penguin Feeding at the Splash Zone

The Splash Zone is pretty much in the same area as the Kelp Forest. When you walk through the main Splash Zone entrance, you see the Kelp Forest and the touch pool to the left and the front. To the right is a much more interactive and family friendly zone. The exhibit features most of […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Part 4: The Kelp Forest Exhibit

As mentioned in my Monterey Bay Aquarium – Part 3: The Open Sea Exhibit post, we left the exhibit seeing a school of anchovies. As that was also one of the first things we saw as we entered the Kelp Forest Exhibit. This time the anchovies were actually displayed in a cylindrical tank showing how […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Part 3: The Open Sea Exhibit: Jellyfish, shark, tuna

The Open Sea Exhibit was one of my favorite exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This is a very big exhibit compared to all of the other exhibits and we returned to the Open Sea Exhibit a couple more times and somehow managed to find things we missed the first time. The entrance to the […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Part 2: Southern Sea Otters

We learned a few things about Luna the Sea Otter in one of the many shows available at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. These animals are so cute! The Sea Otters exhibit is just off to the right of the front lobby area. If you’re lucky you can even see one of the Sea Otters on […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Part 1

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the world. Yuntiha and I heard about it a few years ago and wanted to go BUT we never found the right opportunity to go because it was either going to be an 8+ hour drive north or a flight to San Francisco and […]