Alcratraz Island was developed as a lighthouse, military fortification and military prison. It is located 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco.
In the mid-1800’s Italian immigrant fisherman came to the city by the bay to take advantage of the influx of population due to the gold rush. This area is now called ‘Fisherman’s Wharf’. Sonoma County, CA is the largest producer of California’s Wine Country Region, far outproducing the Napa Valley. In 2004, growers harvest 165,783 tons of wine grapes worth $310 million. Point Reyes offers some of the finest birdwatching in the United States. It can be very foggy and windy during certain parts of the year at the lighthouse. The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is a temperate forest receiving 55 inches of rainfall per year. The Parson Jones Tree is the tallest tree in the grove measuring more than 310 feet in height. The Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree in the grove estimated to be over 1400 years old.
Fly into San Francisco.
Our transportation picks you up from the airport.
Fly with a group from Central PA or from anywhere else in the world. We will help coordinate your flight to California.
Enjoy flight discounts through United and Delta.
Lodging, all meals except 1 lunch, non-alcoholic drinks (unless noted i.e. winery tastings included) + tips, ground transportation, park entrance fees and activities included. Restaurants and activities subject to change depending upon availability
Flight not included. $2300 + tax – Solo
$1700/person + tax – Roomie Contact Brenda for payment plans
Registration Deadline 8/1/2017 – Register HERE
Fly into San Francisco and check into the Hampton Inn San Francisco. Freshen up and then we will leave the hotel together to go to Tommy’s Joynt.
Another breakfast at the hotel, then we depart for a relaxing day at Point Reyes National Seashore. Box lunches will be provided. We will return to the hotel to fresh up before dinner at Piner Cafe.
Brenda Lee Sieglitz is an author and public speaker whose topics focus on travel, grief, and nature. Widowed in 2008 at 24 years of age, Brenda is an advocate for sarcoma patients, the widowed community, and conservation through her volunteerism with the National Park Service, Lancaster County Conservancy, Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Hospice of Lancaster County, Soaring Spirits International, Angiosarcoma Awareness and Highmark Caring Place.
Brenda won the 2009 Associated Content “Content of the Year” award, and in 2011 was named one of Wyndham Women’s “Women on their Way”. Most recently her love and loss memoir, Ebb from the Shoreline, won 1st Place Editor’s Choice in Nonfiction at the 2014 North American Book Awards. Sieglitz holds a degree in business and became a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist in 2015.
In her spare time, she adores playing with her two nieces, going on family adventures with her husband, stepdaughter and son-in-law, hiking, camping and is working to complete her bucket list dream of visiting all National Park units.
Sieglitz has been married to her best friend Dave since 2013 and continues to reside in Lancaster County with their two beagles Scotch and Fina.