Tuesday, September 6, 2011


The weather here is awesome and the traffic, not that great. We started Tuesday off with a trip down to the breakfast buffet where Will enjoyed an omelet and some oatmeal. We had a slow start and eventually made our way to the car and we were off to Muir Woods.

One of the really weird things about San Fran is that the main highway we take everywhere, 101, dumps you off in downtown, then you have to go about 2 or 3 miles in downtown to get back on the same highway. Those 2 or 3 miles take like 30 minutes, especially now that people are back to work. So, we have been spending a good deal of time in the car.

Muir Woods was awesome! To get there we also had to go on the Golden Gate Bridge. A low fog was out, so it was kind of like driving in the clouds. Talk about winding, up and down roads. Whew, I was pretty nauseated and nervous. After our big adventure in the forest, we stopped to see what all the fuss is about at In-and-Out Burger. We all agreed it would never beat a good ol' Texas Whataburger :-)

Will took about an hour nap and is now playing in Grandpa and Grandma's room with dad. I am enjoying some peace and quiet! We're going to take off shortly for a local microbrewery called Faultline and then early to bed. We report to Stanford tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. We'll have to leave here easily by 7:15 a.m. to get through all the traffic, only about 12 miles away, but easily a 45 minute drive.

We should find out a lot more about the study and our schedule tomorrow morning which will be nice.

I'll leave you with pictures from the big California redwoods.

Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge

This tree stump was nearly 1,000 years old

Big tree!

One of the fallen trees which spanned behind us over a babbling brook

Reaching high...

This was a burned redwood and the inside was hollow, but it was a tall tree.

Hanging out in a burned out tree. The bark was so smooth and cool.

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