So the weather has finally began to be consistently good, which has meant that we can now, on the weekends, do some exploring.
So it started with the Napa Valley Marathon. 12 weeks of training lead up to the thing we said we probably wouldn't try again after the Long Beach Marathon.
We stayed 10 minutes away from where we would take the buses up to the start in Calistoga.
The main trail, if you could call it that, took us from the Botanical Garden and then around Lake Anza.
After the train we made a slight detour on our way back home. When we first moved here from Washington I read about Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and how it was one of the few volcanoes in the coastal range. We got there at dark, but just for enough time for the kids to want to come back on Sunday.
We have afternoon meeting. Also, there was congregation gathering that featured pictures taken by several in our hall. Some of the pictures were of Emma and Sophie taken by Micaela Hoo. So this meant that we got to the park latter in the evening. This park is amazing. again there are beautiful views, and the kids got a real kick walking through a extinct volcano.
In the caldera we found the following design. The kids like the basalt wall and it the wonderful maze. At the top of the caldera was a beautiful view of the Bay. If you look closely in this picture you will see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.