On Sunday, we visited Pinnacles National Park. It was formed, supposedly, by volcanoes, creating the giant pinnacles of rock.
We learned about the California Condor which used to be almost extinct, but was put into captivity in order to safely breed them. Eventually, their numbers rose, and they were released in different parts of the world, some in Pinnacles NP. The California Condor weighs around 20 lbs, and can have a wingspan of 9.5 ft (hence the picture of my brother with the big black “condor wings”).
The second was Marin Headlands National Park. We got a tour of the Nike Missile Site and learned how it was built, along with a couple hundred others, as a last line of defense against Soviet bombers during the Cold War. Surprisingly, it was run by mostly young men. We got to see the equipment and nuclear warhead missiles. It was a very detailed and interesting tour.
Here's what San Francisco is to me...
Just kidding – sort of. I know this is a long post, but before you go, you might have noticed Granny in some of the pictures. She came from L.A. and stayed with family (we visited them, but I can’t show their pictures) in San Francisco.