We were going to go to Yosemite park but there was a forest fire earlier in the week - so serious that it has to close a few main roads. Also, from the webcam on the website, it was still very smokey.
We have decided to change our plan visit Napa Valley instead. We felt it's no point driving 5 hours to get there if we know it is not going to be in its best state.
On the way to Napa, we dropped by Sausalito and Muir Wood National Park.
It is free when going North via Golden gate bridge. If you are driving South, make sure you pay the fee online beforehand! Otherwise you will be fined.
It was a very foggy day.
However, as soon as we've crossed the bridge- it's like a different world!!! Lovely and clear.
I felt like I'm in Italy actually :p with the coast and blue sky.
You can see that Golden gate bridge and San francisco covered in a huge cloud from where we were
For lunch, we went to Scoma's, a lovely restaurant!
We got a table by the window.
The food was amazing and the service was impeccable.
We just had a main dish each and stole from each other as they all look so good.
Sole stuffed with crab and shrimps with Lobster sauce
We had a walk around the town after the meal - lots of nice little shops.
Wish we had more time there but we hae to set off pretty soon as we want to go to Muir Wood National Park to see giant redwood trees before heading to Napa.
The parking there was very limited.. we had to park qutie far away from the entrance by the road.
The park is designed such that even people with wheel chair can get around quite easily.
It was nice to have a walk after a heavy lunch.
It was a little cool in the shades ..
It was the first time I saw an owl in "wild life"
Demonstrating how we can tell the age of the tree by the diameter of the trunk.