Hi everyone! How have you all been?
I’m sitting in San Francisco International Airport right now, and since I was nice and early for my flight, I thought I’d share some highlights.
Just for fun, I’m going in reverse chronological order, starting with this morning.
Sutro Bath ruins along the Pacific Coast, located right next to the famous Cliff House restaurant:
I ended this post, with Andy’s assistance, rather abruptly yesterday afternoon, so here’s the rest of it! (Side note: You guys, San Francisco International Airport is my favorite! I’m not an airport expert by any means, but it was so updated and clean, plus they had all these green initiatives. SFO is getting a post of its own, it’s that good.)
So! I started with two snapshots from my last morning in San Francisco.
Tuesday, my last full day, was filled with perfect blue skies, visiting quirky spots around the city, and photographing lots of random signs. In the evening, my friend/gracious hostess Ellen and I spent time with old friends across the Bay in Oakland.
Monday was a nice relaxing day: slow morning, then a drive out of the city into Marin County, where we hiked at Mount Tamalpais State Park, popped into Stinson Beach, and enjoyed dinner with my aunt at her home.
The fog was pretty heavy that day, bit that just made glimpses of Tiburon, Angel Island, and San Francisco Bay that much more exciting when the sun did decide to peek through:
Sunday was pretty chilly and windy and full of city wandering. We roamed in and around Golden Gate Park, Crissy Field, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
Saturday morning, I flew into San Francisco, and I promise I’m being accurate when I tell you that I was a total zombie the whole day after that. However! My exhaustion (up at 4, flight at 7:45, 3 hour time difference) did not stop me from jumping right in and sightseeing and photographing to my heart’s content.
We hung out at Delores Park:
Oh, and if you think you love burritos and/or Mexican food, you pretty much have to eat in the Mission district. Our dinner there on Saturday night was my second time to this particular taqueria, and I was blown away by the freshness of the flavors- lime juice! Cilantro! Avocado! Pinto beans! Go here if you visit SF!
That was my San Francisco vacation in a nutshell. What a post! Slap-dash, not enough details, and not nearly enough photos. I haven’t even begun to tell you guys how happy I was to be there, or how I remembered what it’s to like to truly be in the moment when in a new(ish) place (would be lovely to put that into practice in everyday life!).
Also, I’m pretty happy to be back at home with Andy again 🙂 We hadn’t had more than a night away from each other since we got married, so this was sort of a big deal. Ha! How nice it can be to miss your partner and return to them.
Enough cheese for now, darlings. Look for lots of travel/California specific posts over the next week or two!
The urge to travel feels magnetic. Two of my favorite words are linked: departure time. And travel whets the emotions, turns upside down the memory bank, and the golden coins scatter. –Frances Mayes