So we are on vacation, yet we get a wake up call for 6:00 am! We had a plan. Lots to see and do today! We quickly ate at the hotel and were headed north to see Muir Woods. The closest that we were going to get on this vacation to see giant Redwoods. The perk for Jim was that we had to cross the Golden Gate Bridge to get there, the negative was that it was so early in the morning that it was before the morning fog burned off and visibility was limited. The drive up to Muir Woods was windy and slow going, but beautiful, well more beautiful on the trip back down, after the fog had burned away. We arrived and apparently it was international bird day and they were setting up special exhibits. The park is very well maintained and the trails were made of boardwalks. The first redwood tree that I saw was amazing. It made me feel small and at the same time, made me want to head north to see the giant redwoods. We walked through the woods and eventually the sun began burning off the fog and then we had the beautiful mix of light as it shone through the trees. Then we headed over to the Golden Gate Seminary to see the view from there. Since I graduated from Southern Seminary, it was just cool in and of itself to see another seminary. There campus is beautiful and true to form, it had a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Unfortunately for us, the fog had not completely lifted from the bridge. Oh, well, we headed back south into the city. We drove through Presidio Park first (which is the park right at the Golden Gate Bridge). San Franciscans love their parks on a Saturday. There were people everywhere. Then we headed over to Golden Gate Park (which is located a couple of miles south of the Golden Gate Bridge). There were people everywhere there. One of the guys that Dave works with later told us that you could spend an entire vacation at that park, there is so much to do. But alas, that will have to be for another vacation. It was time to head to the AT&T Ball park for some baseball. We paid $35.00 for parking and headed to the ballpark. The ballpark is right on the Bay! Enough said for how happy that made me. We met up with some of Dave's coworkers and their families and watched the San Francisco Giants face the Atlanta Braves. It was a sad day for the Braves, especially for the Braves outfielders who had a hard time getting the ball. But the weather was beautiful, the view was breathtaking and we were on vacation. After the game, we headed to one of Dave's coworkers for a barbecue. It was a great time to get to know those that he speaks of often and their families. They were friendly and the food was great. We sat outside in the amazing California weather. As we drove home, I was tired, but thankful for yet another wonderful day in California!