This past weekend we took a pleasure/business trip to the Bay Area. Ed had a Cal Ripken meeting in Concord on Sunday so we decided to make it a mini vacation. On Friday we headed down in the direction of San Francisco and decided to cut over check out the Stinson Beach area. Well we happened upon Muir Beach and we are so happy that we did. What a beautiful beach. There wasn't any wind that day and it was about 68 degrees. The Max and Emily rolled up their pants ran around in the waves and had a great time. Jack was not so sure of it all. I think the noise of the waves frightened him a bit, nevertheless he had fun. Saturday, we went to the San Francisco Zoo. We always like this zoo, especially the train, which unfortunately was not running that day(bummer). They have a great giraffe enclosure. What amazing animals. They walk so gracefully for having such long legs. Our monkeys really enjoyed seeing all the monkeys in the zoo. The zoo has a great children's area, where you can touch different animals and reptiles. The kids petted an armadillo. They're hairy little guys. There's a farm area and goats are just roaming around. Jack didn't much care for the goats. He much preferred the ducks. On Sunday Ed had his meeting(the kids and visited the local mall)and then we headed home, stopping for a special birthday dinner for Emily. Such a fun and quick getaway.