We took our first road trip this past week with both kids to watch Alden race in the San Francisco Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim.  The biathlon began with a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and included a 2-mile ocean swim from Alcatraz to Crissy Field and a 7-mile run across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Alden had quite a cheering section and placed 10th in his category with over 900 competitors in the race.  Along the way we had to have some fun too!

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Logan aboard the Balclutha

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Logan, Marlo and Me at Hyde Street Pier

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Logan and Tristan hiking through John Muir Woods

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Alden, Logan, Marlo, Me, Grandma, Auntie Mimi and Auntie Catherine

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Tristan, Alden and Grammie

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Grandma and Grammie pre-race, early AM

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The Blue and Gold Ferry taking the swimmers out to Alcatraz

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Swimmers
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Finishing the swim portion of the race

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Racing across the Golden Gate Bridge

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Headed to the finish line (photo borrowed from Flatstar Design)

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Alden and Logan

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Kayaking in Half Moon Bay

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Marlo, Logan and Me collecting sea shells at Half Moon Bay

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Alden and Marlo at the Palace of Fine Arts

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Marlo and Me at the Palace of Fine Arts

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Logan at Crissy Field Beach