In past weeks I've been highlighting some of my favorite California road trips (leaving from San Francisco), but the beautiful thing about living in San Francisco was the endless possibilities for a good old fashioned staycation. There is so much to do and see: new neighborhoods to wander around, delish restaurants to try, shows to see, farmer's markets to peruse, landscapes to photograph, parks to lounge in, festivals to hit up....I could go on. I miss my city rituals. Sigh. And I miss all the never-ending photo opps!! Here are just a few from my years in the Golden State:
"Blessed be the soul that always remains a child."
San Francisco Bay taken from the North Bay, my first home. The city is in the background.
The Golden Gate taken from Baker Beach.
A beautiful set of trees in the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park.
This is the little pond in Golden Gate Park that I would hike to every Sunday morning. I always loved the contrast between the lush, almost tropical-like setting with the city skyline behind it.
Shakespeare park in Golden Gate Park.
Cute little shop in North Beach. There were way too many streets lined with cute shops in San Francisco!