San Francisco

Last Weekend of Excursions

This weekend marked our last couple of excursions that we had planned for the program.  On Friday afternoon, we had one of our own students share her knowledge and skills in karate.  Rowan showed the group some basic selfdefense moves and they had a great time learning from one of their peers!  Later on Friday night, the group made a trip to Redwood City to see Spiderman in the movie theaters.  Some of our die-hard Spiderman fans thought “the movie didn’t live up to the first movies” but in the end they all had a fun night!

On Saturday, we went to Santa Cruz beach.  At first, the students were weary of a day at the beach due to the weather – it was a little cold and cloudy when we arrived, but it quickly warmed up and turned into a beautiful day.  Some ate at local restaurants, some went shopping, others tried out the amusement rides andeveryone enjoyed the beach!

Sunday was our Union Square and Giants baseball game day.  A few students who preferred to go back to Union Square (to get some shopping in!) spent the afternoon in the city and the rest of the group went to see the San Francisco Giants play the Houston Astros.  For many, this was their first time at a baseball game and it was a beautiful day!  We sat with the ASA Berkeley group, so some of  our students even got to catch up with their friends in the other program.  Although it was a little cold and windy, on our way home, we made a quick stop at the Golden Gate Bridge (what trip to San Francisco would be complete without seeing the bridge!?).

We have a lot on the calendar for this week and we know the last few days are going to fly by!