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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A peek in pics

Well, we had another successful vacation.  Technically we're still on vacation.  This is the Mr's last full day of vacay so I don't want to get too wordy so we can indulge in our new ritual of listening to jazz from San Francisco on 91.1.  We spent one week in Carmel and one week in San Francisco.  It was wonderful, frustrating, inspiring, irritating, awe-inspiring and a host of emotions in between.  Until I gather the words, feast your eyes...Instagram followers, this'll be a recap for you.  ;-)

Our first night, we enjoyed a sunset at Carmel Beach.  So did many doggies. 

The architecture in Carmel is so charming and fairy tale like...dreamy.

A beautiful stop on 17 mile drive on the morning of our anniversary.

We had dinner at Mission Ranch and this beautiful sheep pasture was saved thanks to Clint Eastwood.

McWay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.  Truly breathtaking!

Something else that was breathtaking was my quest to walk  a specific route in San Francisco up and down their severely slanted streets.  There will be a whole post dedicated to this.

But here's a hint how it turned out.

The Plant Recording Studios in Sausalito.  Fleetwood Mac recorded Rumours here and Huey Lewis and the News recorded Sports.  Metallica, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, etc.  

The Sutro Bath ruins.  A beautiful hike with some serious steep inclines.

The view from Crissy Field at the end of the pier.

A shot of the Bay Bridge.  I wish we saw this at night for that light show.  I knew I'd regret not seeing that.

Ever been to San Francisco?  Carmel?  Anywhere in California?

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  1. Disneyland, Sea World, the beach and Yosemite as a kid.

  2. Oh my , now I just skipped a heartbeat! My soft spot SFO!
    Ps- how do you manage/eat during vacations? I will go for a 2 night stay*( with kids) in 15 days to a pretty silent hill station!

    1. Yes, been to SF( 4 times..fixated) and Sausalito twice!
      you might (or might not) like this

  3. I live in California not SF but it's just gorgeous here. Within about 45 minutes I am at the beach, desert or in 15 in the mountains. It's wonderful. Glad you enjoyed your stay:)

  4. If you disclosed you were on vacation before now I missed it, but boy do I enjoy hearing about your trips!!
    My father lived in San Francisco when I was a child and we spent 3-4 weeks there several summers in a row. My aunt lived in San Jose at the time so we would go there too. I've never been back to northern California as an adult, but would love to go back. My dad moved to the coast of LA when I was in high school and I visited him several times there. My aunt moved to Santa Barbara and I've visited her several times. I enjoy visiting California but couldn't imagine living there.
    Your trip sounds fantastic and I can't wait to hear more about where you went!

  5. Been to San Francisco a few times as a kid, my aunt & uncle (and later my grandma) lived in Sacramento and when we'd go to visit, we'd usually spend a day in San Francisco. I am always reminded of the Mark Twain quote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco." It has been cold every time I've gone there, and it was always summer time. I know the people who set up on corners, selling sweatshirts are probably rich enough to afford housing in San Francisco. The last time I was there was in August of 1989 on a family vacation with my own kids. We went to an Oakland A's baseball game in the afternoon, and we all got sunburnt. Then that night we took a tour of San Francisco on one of those carts, and had to cuddle up underneath heavy blankets they provided, of course all of us wearing the brand new sweatshirts we had bought from the street vendors. But I do love the city--particularly that Golden Gate Bridge! Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing your amazing pictures!

  6. I love the Clint Eastwood movie "Play Misty for Me" for all the scenes of Carmel. would love to go

  7. I absolutely LOVED following along with your vacay on Instagram!!! Can't wait to hear all about it... :-)

  8. Exquisite!! I have not been to SF since I was 17 What a beautiful region, and your fantastic photography makes it all the more magical!


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