Johnsons invade the city by the bay - 2008! travel blog

Maren and Kayla - June 08

Learning to use this website - trying to get it set up for everyone to follow our trip. Here's how the trip came about:

Len has to teach a class in Santa Clara, CA the week of August 4-8 and then he is to attend a class from August 11 - 15. His boss said he would cover the gas and hotel if we wanted to drive over and take the kids. Well twist our arm! It's a no brainer. So...the girls have been actively searching for cheap and free things to do in the bay. Our neighbors just got back from San Jose and have turned us onto the City Pass that you can buy in Costco. We can get a 7 day pass that will cover all our in town transportation (busses, cable cars, etc.) + 3 venues of our choice. We chose the bay cruise, Aquarium at the Bay and the Exploratorium Museum. We've also found great deals on the BART system to get to SF without having to drive and pay parking. The zoo is free on the first Wednesday of each month, so we have a full schedule of activities to do while Len is working - poor him!

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