Russell loves to play on our porch and likes to be outdoors. He was sick this past week but every day is getting back to his regular old self!
My sister Brittany and my high-school friend, Melissa came to visit for a few days. We were limited the first few because Russell was sick and Dan had to sleep during the days since he worked at night. On Tuesday, the weather was PERFECT- and Dan's day off. Us gals hit the city and left the men at home.
A view through the morning haze from the bridge. Even though we've lived here from 2 1/2 years now, going to the city never gets old and we enjoy it more each time (probably because we find better ways to get around the city than driving!)
Officers' Row on the Presidio. I'm not artistic, but I did like the symetry of this view. How we'd love to have a house like one of these!
After seeing the Bridge, we went to Alcatraz. I was surprised to find that even on a random Tuesday morning in the middle of April, hundreds of people were drawn to the island. The tour had even gotten better since we were there two years ago. Brit and I had the honor of meeting one of the ex-prisoners (bank robber) who had written an autobiography and was signing his book in the gift shop. After his time in prison, he became a Christ-follower and was involved with Chuck Colson's Prison Ministries. We asked to shake his hand and thanked him for his service. How wonderful it is to meet another Believer and immediately share the same bond...
The only residents of Alcatraz now!
My beloved California poppy.
Grandpa Waitt used to have these flowers in his garden at home and when I see them, I always think of him. How incredible this plant was to grow out of the stone wall on Alcatraz.
More California beauty...
After Alcatraz, we headed downtown on the electric bus (circa 1950's) and then had lunch. After lunch, we hopped on the Powell-Hyde cable car and went to Lombard St. In this picture, the men are turning the car around at the end of the street.