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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Visit to Muir Woods National Monument

It has been on my list to visit the redwoods in CA - I never made it while I lived in San Diego, and when I looked at the calendar I realized I still hadn't visited while being in the Bay area.  But where to go?

The Sequoias are near the Yosemite area and the other Redwoods are along the coast.  I did a quick search and found that the Muir Woods National Monument was just north of San Francisco and within an easy drive.  The main website is here.  Parking here

Parking reservations are required - I was lucky during the search for the weekend of 7/8 to find one open spot left for the afternoon!  If you're ever in the area I highly recommend this park - while there were quite a few people, it was very peaceful and green while on the trails. 

Friday, September 1, 2023

New Marriott Promo: Go Your Way

Marriott has introduced a new fall promo - if you have any stays on the horizon, be sure to register as soon as possible!

1500 points per stay is good but not super.  The addition of a 3 brand goal helps but I don't think I'll be prioritizing stays based on this alone.