Friday, July 27, 2012
THE LAST DAY OF OUR SAN FRANCISCO TRIP
We got up, got dressed and finished packing. Checked the room and then checked it again. We didn't want anyone to leave anything behind.
Then it was time to go. We said good bye to our hotel, got in our car and headed for breakfast.
We went back to Fisherman's wharf and enjoyed a hearty breakfast to start our day.
Michelle bought a package of jelly bellies to share. However, these were not the normal tasty jelly bellies we all love. They were a mix of rotten flavors (things like moldy cheese and bugs) and good flavors. Let me warn you though, the "good" flavors still were not good.
She made us all try several of them. Nine out of 10 times the flavor was the yucky ones.
OK it was even funny then.
But, we were able to stay strong. After all, we were headed to something even better!
We picked up our pace, climbed the stairs, made the turns and then soon, we were there.
We got back in the car and I had one more stop I wanted the girls to see before we headed to the airport.
On the way we passed some lovely "painted ladies". Don't you just love the colors these houses are!
We came across a super large windmill. It was so big I couldn't get a picture of it.
We saw beautiful gardens.
Over in the Japanese Garden we saw a bridge and the girls quickly reminded me they were on their Bridging trip so they ran over and cross this bridge. We had lost count on how many bridges they cross on this trip.
We then made our way over to the kids play area. Here they have the old antique Merry Go Round.
So of course they had to spend a little time there playing. After all how many people can say they have been to the first playground in the Unite States? OK, since it's here in Golden Gate Park and there are thousands of people who go here every year, I'm sure a lot of people can. But, our girls are now included in that group.
But, we were closer to the airport then we thought so we were on time. We checked in only to be told our flight was delayed. We had to wait a few hours.
We used that time to go have pizza for dinner. Then we went to our gate and used the extra time we had to start working on our Journey we had to do as one of the requirements to get their Silver Awards down the line.
By the time we made it home, it was late and we were tired. We all said good bye and found our ways home.
The trip was a blast. Everyone got along so good. Lots of memories were made and we all agreed it was worth every minute of hard work to sell the cookies and the other fund raisers we did in order to go.
We are already planning our troop trip for next summer. The girls all want to go on a cruise. So it looks like we will be going to Alaska in 2013.