We woke up in Viñales on our last full day in Cuba and we were greeted with a layer of fog that had settled into the valley. It was beautiful! We left Viñales to head back to Havana for our last night. Our first stop was the fishing town of Jaimanitas, which has been turned […]Read more "Cuba Day Six – Havana"
We started our day by taking a tour of the Cave of the Indian in Viñales. The cave is located in the bottom of a mogote and was discovered in 1920. This cave was an ancient indigenous dwelling and opened to tourists in the 1970s. Outside of the cave entrance, there were artifacts and some […]Read more "Cuba Day Five – Viñales"
We left Havana to head to Viñales, which is located in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba. It’s about a three hour drive from Havana. The Viñales Valley was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 because of it’s unique landscape and the traditional agriculture that takes place. Viñales is where a […]Read more "Cuba Day Four – Las Terrazas & Viñales"
We started our third day in Cuba by visiting the Plaza de la Revolución. This plaza is where Fidel Castro and other political figures have addressed Cubans. Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis have also both held large Masses at this square during papal visits to Cuba. The square is massive, but even at […]Read more "Cuba Day Three – Havana"
Our second day started with a short ferry ride across the harbor to Regla, which is a municipality in Havana. We went to experience another part of Havana, but also to see the Santería church that’s located in Regla. Santería is a blended religion unique to Cuba. When the Spanish originally settled Cuba, Roman Catholicism […]Read more "Cuba Day Two – Regla & Cojímar"
Hola amigos! We just got back a week ago from a trip to Cuba and this might be the quickest turnaround on pictures I’ve had! I was so excited to edit my pictures when we got back. Cuba is a beautiful, vibrant country with lovely people. We learned a lot about Cuba’s history and culture […]Read more "Cuba Day One – Havana"
The Winchester Mystery House has been on our list ever since we moved out here, but the few times we were in San Francisco, we just didn’t have enough time. We thought that the trip home from the redwoods would be the perfect opportunity to visit! Some history for those who are interested – the […]Read more "Winchester Mystery House"
As we were leaving the redwoods, we saw some elk crossing a stream – I like to think they were saying goodbye and I loved having one last elk sighting before we left! Since the drive to the redwoods was so far, we planned on staying in San Francisco on the way back as well. […]Read more "Redwoods Day Six"
We had two things planned for our last day in the redwoods – the first was a hike to a waterfall and the second was to visit the Trees of Mystery, which was a tourist attraction. The waterfall hike was the Trillium Falls trail and the best part was that the trailhead was in elk […]Read more "Redwoods Day Five"
We started our day traveling to Prairie Creek State Park, with the goal of driving the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and doing a hike along Prairie Creek. The parkway was beautiful and there was a lot of trailheads off of this road. One of the trails was the Prairie Creek-Foothill Trail (now called the […]Read more "Redwoods Day Four"