Friday, May 4, 2012

Cali Part Three, Golden Gate Adventures


I've mentioned several times on this blog that I am head over heels for donuts. I will search high and low for them, and go to the ends of the earth to try out new shops. Being in San Francisco was no different. So before we had our last long day in San Fran, we headed to this tasty little shop. I think I had two and a half donuts {don't judge me!}

Donuts are Gods way of saying, "Here's a little taste of what heaven on earth will be like."
boom boom 

 One of the coolest feelings ever was crossing the GG!







 It can be so frustrating for me when I love and adore something so much and then I can't figure out a way to convey that, or really take it in. Seriously, this is a problem I have. That's how I felt about so much on this trip, including the GG. I don't know if it is the nostalgia from living near it as a young child, or if it's just the uniqueness of this bridge that floors me, because I find it just beautiful. 

Driving past the GG on our way to Muir Woods

 See! Trying to take it in, and I look pathetically sad! What's wrong with me!?!
Sequoias
 Pretty, huh? No editing.








This little boy was drivin us nuts {in a nice tone}, we wanted to get a photo by this cute little bridge and he would not leave! Seriously, he was there forever!
 We finally just went on the other ledge and got our photo!






 Saying goodbye to the woods.

 We stopped in Sausalito on our way back into the city, we shopped around, had a treat, and chatted about Madelynn's college plans.
That's San Fran behind me there; someone was telling us that that beautiful city came at the expense of tearing down all the Redwoods. I guess the city was all woods long long ago, and they tore down the Redwoods to make the city. Times evolve I guess. That's bittersweet to me.

Oh I feel so privileged to have been able to make this trip! I so cherished every moment, even the tough ones physically and emotionally. You can read this post here if you want to catch up.

Have a good weekend, see you Monday!

26 comments:

Meredith Sledge said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos! I want to take a trip there!

Liza said...

I never realized how beautiful San Francisco is. Your pictures really capture it's beauty.

I too love donuts! Probably a little too much.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Courtney B said...

Girl, you and I were meant to be friends! I am the SAME way about donuts. I don't know if I love any treat more than I love donuts! We are totally going to Portland someday just to try out the voodoo donut shop :)
These pictures are GORGEOUS! I want to travel here someday. And when I say someday, I mean asap!!

sarah {on the brightside...} said...

Such wonderful photos! I have always wanted to go there...

Hannah said...

You seem to go on alot of neat trips :) Looks like an amazing time! I've always wanted to see and feel what it would be like to stand a midst a redwood forest.

Jean said...

so beautiful! <3 love the tall, tall, tall trees!

SymbioticLife said...

Beautiful photographs Gina. Just beautiful.

Autumn said...

We got engaged next to that fort next to the golden gate bridge :) fond memories.

I agree with Hannah, you go on a lot of fun trips :)

Natalie said...

Lovely photos! I used to live outside of San Fran, so it was nice getting to see these. Thanks for sharing!

P.S. I haven't forgotten about your post, I'll be doing the latter half of the series after finals are over and summer break starts up, so I'll get you on the blog here soon =)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful photos! I love San Francisco and the forests of northern California. My grandmother grew up in San Francisco, so when I finally went I felt this overwhelming urge to take it all in because my grandmother had lived in this beautiful place. It was an amazing experience.

Julie Marie said...

oh my gosh, gina.. i LOVE these. the trees are amazing. i soooo want to go there, like that is the next place i want to visit! the grand canyon was one of my places ever.. but the redwoods would be amazing too i know..
i was just showing you (your pics) to my husband.. =) telling him how young you look and how sweet your spirit is =)
xo

bridget anne said...

i really loved this post! northern california is always, always breathtaking. there's actually something magical that happens when driving through the redwoods, and then through the hills above san francisco & watching them, all of the sudden, break into the golden gate bridge. it's one of my favorite places on earth...i get chills just thinking about it. we would so, so love to live there someday! i also love that you express gratitude for the trip...so rarely that we remember to do that. it's my big resolution this year! & also your first line cracked me up...the constant, unquenchable quest for donuts is, perhaps unfortunately, something that resonates with me so deeply. xo.

Emily Rose said...

I went to LA when I was six, but I've always dreamed of going to San Fransisco. I suppose that's Full House's fault!:P I love your photos.:)

memory said...

I love your shots, I love that you love donuts so much, I love your scarf\cowl, I love you and your daughter's messenger bags and I LOVE your cute little family!

SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

Mrs. T said...

We Honeymooned here! We would love to live in San Fran! Thanks for taking me back there!!

Rebecca Palm* Gallimaufry Photography* said...

Gina, I am in love with your polka dot purse!! Sooo cute :-) Great photos, as usual :-)

Justina F. Lee said...

Love the trees! What a wonderful trip you had :-)

Tamera Beardsley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos...so well done! My favorite...the GG and the TRees!!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh San Francisco. Seeing your pictures has me singing "I left my heart in San Francisco".

Teri H said...

Hello! I was just introduced to your blog yesterday and was reading the previous few posts... we were at the Golden Gate Bridge on May 3! Not sure when you were there, but I thought it was cool that we *could* have been there on the same day! I'm enjoying your blog! Thank you for sharing!

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