About Heather (RunStylish) & her Blog
Heather (RunStylish) is a winner of Top 25 NorCal Moms - 2012
In what ways is Northern California unique from other places you've lived or traveled?
Northern California is definitely unique, charming and beautiful. We have stunning beaches, mountains, redwood forests and amazing cities including San Francisco. This region has unlimited activities within a two hour drive. You could have breakfast on Chestnut Street in the San Francisco Marina and easily make it to Napa for lunch and wine tasting.
Northern California fuses a healthy lifestyle with the outdoors making it perfect for families. Amazing parks, California Academy of Sciences and Children's Discovery Museum are just a few places in the San Francisco for families. Pier 39 is full of restaurants and has a great aquarium. If you feel like driving only two hours south is the picturesque city of Monterey. This quaint town has Cannery Row and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
If you like sports, this is an outstanding city. The San Francisco Giants play at AT&T Park and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick. We also have the San Jose Sharks if you're a hockey fan and the Earthquakes if soccer is your sport. Those are just a few of the many professional sports teams in Northern California.
Clearly I love living in Northern California. The healthy active lifestyle people embrace works for my family.
What outdoor activity do you enjoy doing most with your kids?
Our family loves Santa Cruz beach. On lazy summer days we pack up the car with our beach gear and leave early for our favorite spot. We dress in sweats all bundled up for the chilly morning haze. The girls love looking for seashells as we enjoy watching dolphins and seals playing in the waves. We usually manage to squeeze in a couple hours before the morning haze burns off. We also love the warm summer afternoons, but the quiet mornings are my favorite.
What's a great Northern California destination for a family vacation?
We recently had a great weekend in San Francisco. The America's Cup had preliminary races for a week. We started our weekend by watching these suspenseful races on Saturday afternoon. They also had a great expo with a ton of creative activities for kids.
After the race we walked to the Marina, grabbed a coffee and walked around until it was time for our early dinner reservation. We lucked out and were seated in a back corner booth. The tired kids cozied in the booth and watched a movie on the ipad while we enjoyed a nice meal. We had an amazing dinner.
We tried a new hotel near Union Square. In addition to the fantastic room they had snacks waiting for the girls. Definitely one of the girls favorite places to stay now. The next morning we walked down to Union Square to Sears Fine Foods. After a tasty breakfast we took a short walk to China Town.
Our lazy afternoon consisted of looking at the sites in China Town before heading to AT&T Park for a SF Giants game. Our weekend was dreamy. Only in San Francisco can you do this many activities. It is hard to believe this city is only 7 x 7 square miles.
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The day before I went into labor with my first I drank a ton of raspberry tea, ate pineapple, went on a long walk and had a spicy mexican dinner. I would not entertain the idea of sex the night before. There was enough going on with my body!