Before the conference began on Friday night we went to see the beautiful Sundial Bridge and enjoy the California sunshine.
During the Saturday afternoon break in the conference we drove out into the countryside to see the fire damage. We were all amazed to see homesteads burnt totally to the ground with charred automobiles and appliances the only thing left.
Of course, being with the kids was a wonderful treat!! On the way home Sunday, the plane that was supposed to take us from Redding to San Francisco had a mechanical problem. It didn't get to Redding to pick us up until after our flight from S.F. left for Indy. There were no other flights that afternoon so the airline paid for 2 hotel rooms and gave us $20 each to eat and then booked us on a flight at 11:10 a.m. on Monday morning.
When we arrived at the hotel we checked with the concierge about going downtown. She suggested getting a taxi since it would take us awhile to figure out the BART and it was already 5:00 p.m. We took a taxi to Pier 39. It was a fun evening. Of course, the seals at the Pier were especially intriguing to us Midwesterners.
We watched an acrobat who was also very funny, perform some amazing feats.
We ended the evening at Boudin's for clam chowder in a sourdough bowl. YUM!
The overnight stay in San Francisco was a wonderful bonus to an already blessed trip! We arrived home around 7:30 on Monday night.
And then our friends Melinda Fish and her sister, Danna Kay, arrived Thursday. They will be here till Monday morning. It's great to get to spend extra time with them!