Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Cheaper Than Disneyland

On Sunday, we decided to be a bit more adventurous. We drove to San Francisco's Ferry Building in the morning and then took the ferry to Sausalito. It's only a 30 minute ride each way, but the boys loved it. It is first time that I recall going on a boat with the Brewster Boys, who stood on their chairs by the window and watched the water flow past them the entire trip. As we reached Sausalito, we could see large groups of colorful sailboats sailing around the bay. Occasionally, a seagull would fly along side our ferry boat, and that would get Russell very excited.

The ferry boat from San Francisco to Sausalito - it's not the Queen Elizabeth 2, but fun to ride nonetheless Posted by Picasa

Russell's first boat ride was only 30 minutes long Posted by Picasa

Once in Sausalito, we immediately headed uphill to the Alta Mira Hotel, where Jenny and I were married over 5 years ago. There have been quite a few changes at the Alta Mira since we last visited back in 2003. First of all, the hotel's original owner sold the property to a group of investors last year. The new owners converted the restaurant to a catering-only facility, with catering provided by the one-and-only Il Fornaio restaurant chain. The hotel portion was turned into a Bed-and-Breakfast facility. Still, the views from the property were magnificent, and we had Russell escort Jenny down the staircase like her father did back in November 2000. It felt like we were married only yesterday.

We visited the Alta Mira Hotel in Sausalito, where Jenny and I were married over 5 years ago Posted by Picasa

Russell and Jenny reenact her bridal walk down the staircase at the Alta Mira Posted by Picasa

Russell and Punky at the historic spot where their parents were married Posted by Picasa

Jenny wanders around the newly redecorated dining room at the Alta Mira, where our wedding reception was held Posted by Picasa

Punky gazes out the window of the ferry boat on the way back to San Francisco Posted by Picasa


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