Last week I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco.
Traveling with my brother was a memorable experience.
I enjoyed touring the city; including some uphill walks and gorgeous views of the bay.
We took a day trip across the Golden Gate Bridge and hiked the trail along Muir Woods and saw the tallest redwoods.
|Sunlight shining through the redwoods|
Later we took a wine-tasting tour to Napa and Sonoma Valley.
The views were gorgeous. I absolutely loved it! And I'm not a big wine drinker.
The following day we took a ferry ride to infamous Alcatraz Island.
You can see "The Rock" off in the distance.
We listened to an audio tour as we explored the prison cells.
A bit creepy at times, but it was fun to learn the history.
After a chilly day by the water, I was eager to taste the clam chowder at Fisherman's Wharf.
The sourdough bread bowl at Boudin was the best!
After lunch we strolled over to Pier 39 to watch the sea lions. It was fun to watch them sun bathing and barking at each other.
During my trip, I met up with a few blogging friends.
My beautiful friend Katrina and her family drove 2 hours to meet with me just so we could hangout and talk. She's such an awesome friend. Please pick up the latest issue of HGTV magazine to see her gorgeous home and family being featured. You may recall her house fire.
Katie and I met for a morning coffee date. After communicating online for the past few months, we arranged to meet in person.
She lives nearby and was so sweet to pick me up at my hotel. We had a great time! I'm so chatty though, boy did I talk her ears off!
Can you guess which beautiful-blogger's home this is?!
I was delighted to tour one of my favorite blogger's home in person!
Every room has a breathtaking view.
Did you guess Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home?
Goodness, Mary Ann is so bubbly and sweet! Pictured with Chief- her adorable Boston terrier
I thoroughly enjoyed my impromptu lunch invitation. She made the most delicious salad and we snacked on crostini.
|Coffee and good conversation|
I can't tell you how much I appreciate her hospitality and kindness.
But after a week away from my husband and children,
I was so happy to fly home to my family.
Thank you for a wonderful time San Francisco.
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