Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Golden State

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All of this driving has become a typical itinerary for our vacationing. We like to fly into one spot, rent a car, and have free range to do what we wish. I always intend to share our itineraries with you, but sometimes it just doesn't happen! I feel pretty confident about our upcoming trip (which I have to say, J. planned most of it), so here it is (albeit, there may be some slight changes)!

  • Day 1 (Friday): Arrive in San Jose around 7:30pm; Drive to San Francisco
  • Day 2 (Saturday): Spend day in San Francisco 
  • Day 3 (Sunday): Drive to Napa via John Muir National Monument and Point Reyes National Seashore; Spend day touring wineries 
  • Day 4 (Monday): Drive to Yosemite National Park 
  • Day 5 (Tuesday): Yosemite NP 
  • Day 6 (Wednesday): Drive to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 
  • Day 7 (Thursday): Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP
  • Day 8 (Friday): Drive to Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP, Pfeiffer Big Sur SP); Drive up Coast; Arrive at Big Basin Redwoods SP 
  • Day 9 (Saturday): Explore Big Basin Redwoods SP; Drive back to San Francisco 
  • Day 10 (Sunday): Leave San Jose around 1:00pm 

As you can see, we have a full schedule on our hands! Itineraries do change, sometimes before the trip, and sometimes as we are driving around.  It's helpful to have a plan, though, and know where we'd like to rest our heads at night.  Speaking of, we still need inflatable pillows...

How do you plan your vacations?

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