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The Great Outdoors

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S: California Vacation June 2011

BC: Swallow Family Vacation to California June 2011

FC: What a beautiful view! | ITINERARY: San Francisco: Alcatraz Fisherman's Wharf Pacific Coast: Monterey Aquarium Big Sur Hearst Castle Sequoia/Yosemite: General Grant Hiking Bears Waterfalls Lake Tahoe: Boating Relax! | Our California Vacation June 2011

1: Welcome to SanFrancisco! | Our Hotel The Argonaut

2: Alcatraz Island | Future Home (we hope not!)

3: "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in SanFrancisco." Mark Twain. It was cold and windy on the island but still a beautiful day. What an experience. The prision was really showing its age. Cells were somber, views spectacular (for the warden). Tour was fantastic - history came alive - we had a blast!

4: After a Day behind bars - we headed to Fishermans Wharf. We were starving! But where to Eat? | Kenzie and Dad put on their bibs and waited for the Dungeness Crab! | Oh - So Full!! But So Good! | One thing we had to have, Crab! | We also had fun watching the seals on the Pier. | Hey - Let give this a try!

5: Enjoying our visit to San Francisco

6: South down Highway 1 First Stop: Monterey, CA | The View From out Hotel: Monterey Bay Inn

7: Monterey Bay Aquarium

8: Anyone up for a Swim?

9: Otters and Pelicans - Oh MY! | Look at those Chompers!

10: After seeing the beautiful coastline at Big Sur the Kids couldn't wait to get in the Ocean.

14: Down the coast toward San Simeon: Point Piedras Blancas We saw a huge colony of Elephant Seals | Lazy day on the beach just taking in the sun. Hey, Mr. watch where you're throwing that sand!

15: Next Stop: Hearst Castle

16: Main House (above) Guesthouse (center) | Hearst Castle

18: After a day on the beach and Hearst Castle we had two tired kids! We stopped for the night in Cambria, CA | Our Hotel: Fireside Inn, Right by the beach!

19: Has anyone seen a map - where are we? | Must be Minnesota - These trees are getting Big!

20: Just a little Hike Up through the mountains!

21: Sequia National Park - The Climb that almost Killed Momma!

23: BEARS! BEARS! There are Bears Everywhere!!

24: It sure is humbling to see how large these trees are.

25: The kids were really taken back by the size. | Standing inside a tree trunk. | They seem to touch the sky. | The Great General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park

26: Sequoia National Park The scenery was breath taking. | Sequoia

27: Can you believe a car could drive through a tree? We followed this car - what an experience. | Grizzly Falls was beautifull, right off the road behind a picnic area.

28: Walking inside a Tree WOW

29: Sequoia national Park | After we took a hike inside a fallen tree, we stopped at the mighty General Grant.

30: Stopping for some Photos on the way to vernal falls - Yosemite National Park

32: That water is moving!

33: a wet and windy trail!

34: Majestic Waterfalls - Nancy's Favorite

37: After a full day of hiking, lunch at the lodge, & waterfalls out of this world, we headed up on the ridge. From there the sun was bright & shining down on the valley floor. It was an incredible experience.

38: Catching up on some sleep after a hard day on the trail!

39: We saw a lot of wildlife, it wasn't a great shot, but we snapped this coyote hanging out on the side of the road.

40: Train Shop | Riding the rails | Famous Locomotive | Train Depot | Used in Back to Future III | Blown Smokestack from Back to the Future III | American History Comes alive at Jametown, CA 1897

41: Oh NO - there is a big rock on the track! Wait -- Jake and Kenzie to the Rescue. Hurry the TRAIN IS COMING!!! | So Heavy! | We got it! | Hard Work!

42: Bound for Lake Tahoe. The route took us over the Sierra Nevada's and with record snowfall it made for a gorgeous drive.

43: Next Stop South Lake Tahoe, CA to pick up Terry who flew in to join us!

44: Sierra Shores A little Piece of Heaven

46: Grandpa Cunefare hanging & enjoying the beautiful summer day soaking in his grandchildren.

47: Kenzie and Jake soaking up the sun, the water, the mountains, and a little hugging from grandpa!

51: Just a little fun in the Sun!

52: May I see your License and Registration Please!

53: Jake and Kenzie relaxing - after driving! That was work! | "I really thought when we rented this boat Bryan would go crazy - a nice slow relaxing cruise - thanks Honey!

54: Enough of this SLOW stuff - lets see what kind of horse POWER this cruiser has!! Hang on Kids!!!

55: We took the boat over to Emerald Bay.

57: Deleted Scenes

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