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This morning we entered into the Valley! And what a Valley!
For people like me, with many years spent on the walls, a journey in a valley is something normal; nevertheless I always look around to find new views, rocks, walls…
But this morning we finally met the incomparable valley: Yosemite’s natural beauty can be found in things big and and small, from towering granite cliffs and giant sequoias to diminutive wildflowers. I’m still astonished by El Capitan, I think I’ll never do it… it’s too big 🙂 We hiked along the Mist trail up to the Vernall Fall: again, something big!
Yesterday the weather was fantastic and we spent our time doing what you can’t miss if you want to have a deep dive in Frisco. First, breakfast at Honey Honey where the choice is amazing with the best value for price. Second, Alamo Square with the Painted Ladies. Afterwords around the Golden Gate Park, like every family does on Sunday with a visit to the Japanese Tea Garden, see a picture. Again, at my favourite restaurant the “Cliff House” where the lunch was super like the view on the ocean from the Sutro’s dining room, see picture. After lunch, quite late, a walk on the beach. And then downtown in Market Street for some shopping.
Finally, sliced pizza in our hotel room 🙂 We enjoied Frisco a lot, and now it’s time to move not so far from here. What’s next..?
Alcatraz offers a great view on the city, the bridge and the bay. At the beginning it was an island where to spend holidays and a nice time. And then the prison: the cells… incredible small; the rules, rude and the same every day.
This is a view from the Rock, not the best one but the most impressive: it’s from the cell 109, C section, enough to be blinded when they close the door…
We went trekking today, in our valley along the way from Ave di Ardesio to the mountains above. A nice day finally, even if after some while it began raining… I think it was around 14 C*. When we came back to the village we spent another hour in a bar, drinking hot chocolate, and our kids played cards: do you know “Uno”? I appreciated their fairness, winners or loosers 🙂