I spent the past 5 days on a Girl's Weekend Getaway with my sister and niece. We played tourist visiting many sites in Northern California. We took a ride on the famous San Francisco Cable Cars, walked around Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39.
We also hopped aboard the ferry to check out Alcatraz Prison. I have been on a lot of tours in my life and by far, this was one of the best walking tours. We all had our own little audio tour. It was like we were there in the prison with the guards and prisoners. An awesome tour.
One day we headed up the coast along the ocean and checked out the beaches of the West Coast, definitely different from the sandy beaches here on the east coast. We then drove through beautiful wine country.
We braved those steep, s-curves of the Sierra Nevadas to take in some of America's most breathtaking views at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park....
....and saw those Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove.
The only downfall of the trip was our rental car, a Toyota Yaris. Yes, I left my Jeep at home. It would have taken me 4 to 5 days to drive cross country in my Jeep and at least $900 in gas. I didn't have that kind of time nor that kind of money. We were on a budget. Plus, I'm saving my Jeep Rental for my trip through the Rubicon Trail.
So needless to say I was one happy momma when I got home to see my family and my Jeep still parked in the garage Topless!