San Francisco/ California/ USA

November 28th, 2011

The dream of many German is to visit California. The trip to California takes an average of 20 hours or more. The GMT offset of 8 hours is a problem especially for small children. Nevertheless, it is worth it. California has not only the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento. You will find unique landscapes in California, the giant among the trees and the young, the nationalities of the immigrants who influenced culture. Stunning roads along the coast, secluded camp sites and curious brown bears in the mountains. Our tour started and ended in San Francisco.

Juans Place/ Berkeley/ California

November 21st, 2011

Once you are in San Francisco, you should also visit the University town of Berkeley. To eat after a bike ride, we recommend Juan’s Place, a Mexican restaurant, located in one of various industrial areas at the San Francisco Bay.

We stopped in the early evening, no reservations required. From 6 pm, you should reserve because the place is great, and therefore Juan’s Place is very popular.

As soon as we sat at the table, our youngest children each got a plate of rice with sauce. Then the service brought water jugs and glasses, dips and Tortilla chips . Actually, we would now have been satisfied, yet of course we ordered burritos and enchiladas.

The food was freshly prepared, the water has been filled again and of course the rest of the meal as been packed to take away, as usual in the U.S.. Our children painted after eating, raged through the restaurant and no one bothered it, great!

Prices: Very low, the kids meals were free.

Location: Carleton Street / 9The Street, Berkeley

Monterey Bay Aquarium/ California/ USA

November 21st, 2011

A unforgettable experience was our visit to the aquarium in Monterey, California. Starting from the sea otters, the illuminated jellyfish basin or the starfish for touching and a commented feeding the day was over very quickly. (more…)

Buckeye Tree Lodge/ Sequoia National Park/ California

November 17th, 2011

With our children aged 2 to 16 years, we toured in fall in the western U.S. state: California. We spent a week near San Francisco and traveled ten days around visiting Sacramento, the Valley of the Kaweah, Sequoia National Park and Los Angeles. We slept in different Super-8 motels and spent also three nights in the Buckeye Tree Lodge in Three Rivers. (more…)