Hi! If you missed the first San Francisco Favorites post you can view it HERE!
I can’t believe some of these pictures. It’s amazing to see these views in person but it’s entirely different seeing the photos blown up after the fact. It’s like that moment in time is frozen for eternity and you get to relive the feelings and emotions each time you see the picture. Mind blown! I say that phrase, “mind blown,” a lot. There really are things that are just totally mind-boggling to me that my brain cannot comprehend. Photographs are one of them.
My grandpa passed away a little over a year ago and we are still finding printed photographs of him as a child. These are photos from over 90 years ago!! Absolutely priceless! My dad is even discovering photos of my great-grandparents. I could go on and on about how important photographs are in my family and especially to me. I love them.
My grandpa Mel (pictured above) was a hobbyist photographer and a damn good one! When my dad and his siblings were little he turned his garage into a photography studio. He might have loved photography as much as I do, if not more. Every time we got together we would always talk the latest and greatest camera gear. Photographs will outlive us all! I am not trying to be morbid and I don’t think my words could ever do justice to how strongly I feel, but the fact that I can use a device to capture memories FOREVER blows my mind.
The scenic picture above was taken in Sausalito and I can remember how I felt at that moment.
The temperature was cool and the winds were heavy and I remember being so amazed at the beauty. I thought about how hard I worked and how much I saved to make that trip a reality. Every time I hold that printed photograph in my hands I am going to remember those details. MIND BLOWN!
I apologize if all of that sounds silly to you, but that’s my two cents for the day. This is why I feel so strongly about people getting their portraits taken! I digress… that’s another post for another day. Photography rant… semi-avoided! haha! Moving on…
Today I am sharing Part 2 of my San Francisco favorites.
Wake up early and hike Kirby Cove
I loved seeing the bridge on our first day (#obsessed) so much so that we decided to go back the next day. This time we decided to take a Lyft from our hotel to Kirby Cove to get a different view. This was hands down my favorite part of the entire trip!! I cannot say enough about how amazing this part of our trip was. You have to hike about a mile down but there is a beautiful view at the bottom waiting for you. If I could only go back for one thing – this would be it, and I plan on it!
Once you are done with your hike, you can head to Sausalito for breakfast at Fred’s Place.
Ride the ferry from Sausalito to the San Francisco Ferry Building
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. We had breakfast at Fred’s Place and LOVED it! After we ate breakfast, we hopped on the ferry to the San Francisco Ferry Building. The view during the ferry ride was incredible. I have a thing for ferry boats. You get to see Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and of course the San Francisco Ferry Building. This is a great bang for your buck – the ferry tickets are $12 a piece! Bring a jacket! Also, bring a bag and your wallet because the Ferry Building has all kinds of jams and trinkets you’ll want to buy to bring home! We didn’t get a chance to do that so another trip to California is definitely in order.
Attend a Golden State Warriors game
My boyfriend is a huge sports fan. Every trip we take he likes to see a professional sports game. It doesn’t matter if it’s NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB. You’ll catch us at a stadium. I love seeing different stadiums and arenas. I also love seeing how different, and similar in some ways, sports fans can be for different teams. The dancing mom in the decorated sweater was my favorite. When we found out we were going to San Francisco, we knew we had to catch a Warriors game and it just so happened they were in town that same weekend!
The Warriors have made it to the NBA Championship the past few years and were fortunate enough to win a couple titles while there. Being able to see the players, IN REAL LIFE, in the arena that you watch on TV is surreal. I mentioned in my other posts that Todd was a map extraordinaire. Somehow he does the same for sports tickets! I don’t know how he found them but we had 10th-row seats to the game and at a pretty affordable price. I’m not even a huge sports fan (I go for the beer, nachos, and people watching …anyone else like that?) and even I was pumped! It was such a fun experience. If they happen to be in town on your trip and you are a sports fan – I would definitely try to attend a game!
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