Thursday night we left for our grand adventure to San Francisco. Our car was packed to the rafter with Ryan, me, Beth, James, my niece Chelsie, and my Dad. It is our first attempt at a family vacation and we were a little nervous, but it was fun, despite the rough patches here and there. We drove through the night with the help of my wonderful father. The kids did great. James was a little restless the first couple of hours but then fell into a nice deep sleep and slept the whole rest of the way. Beth slept most of the time. She woke up for gas stops and such but always was very sweet about it and went back to sleep quickly once we got back on the road. The there was fairly uneventful as far as roads or weather go, so that was very nice. We arrived in glorious California around 6:30am on Friday morning. The sun was shining over the bay and it was gorgeous. Our hotel sits right on a little penisula of the bay, so pretty! We took the first day pretty easy since most of the adults got very little sleep on the drive. We hung out at the hotel pool and napped and enjoyed the walking path around the bay. The evening and the following days brought more adventures, I don't have the pictures yet (my camera drives me too crazy, so I let my mom be in charge of pictures) so when she gets them to me I will blog the rest of our adventures! Enjoy some of our first views of the bay!