Saturday, June 7, 2014

San Francisco Has My Heart

April 2014 was my 5th time in San Francisco/Bay Area. The first time was June 2008 on a 12-day USA road trip. Then April 2010 and August 2010 as a "Do I want to live here? Do I want to go to grad school here?" trip. Then again July 2011 as part of a 6 week US road trip! I always think of this city as the place to be, the place to live. We all have a "the grass is greener on the other side" location, I think, and San Francisco is mine. My 5th time in the Bay Area and I was still doing new things, seeing new parks, hiking new spots. Here are the photos from San Fran itself, it may be missing some big highlights since I did not revisit most things (ie steep 'n curvy Lombard Street, Dolores Park [under renovation], Fisherman's Wharf, etc, etc) but I still wanted to share my trip with you. (Next posts: Sonoma Wine Country and a hike on Mt. Tam.)
Peaceful and windy view of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Marin County.
Palace of Fine Arts - designed by Bernard Maybeck in the Greek and Roman style, it was originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. It was rebuilt in 1965 because people loved it...because it's gorgeous and takes you to another time and place when you're walking the grounds.
Palace of Fine Arts
Cherry Blossom Trees + Palace of Fine Arts = a dream come true!
Palace of Fine Arts
Hi Kelly! At Indian Oven, 4 years after the first time we had dinner here!
View of the Marina District from Kelly's kitchen. 
San Francisco homes in the Marina District
The beautiful Golden Gate bridge.
Walking up and down hills around Crissy Field. View of the city.
Fantasmical flowers. Anyone know what they are called? They look like cactus flowers.
Cemetery for troops in the Presidio with a view of Angel Island.
Walking around the Presidio
Pride of Madeira flowers. Me looking pretty happy.
Love these San Franciscan homes.
I think I have a photo of these specific homes from every time I've been to San Francisco.
Murals in alleys.
Murals in alleys.
Murals in alleys.
Hi Angie! A fellow social worker who helped me in the beginning of my exploration of social work grad programs. She also loves working with youth!
Hi Brian! Hi Michelle! Thanks for sharing a great evening with me =)
Oh just a regular old bar called Buckshot
Golden Gate Bridge sunsets
Golden Gate Bridge sunsets
Golden Gate Bridge sunsets
Golden Gate Bridge...takes my breath away!
Until we meet again!...

1 comment:

  1. Fun times with you as always my friend! I hope we meet again soon! XOXO