Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Hey everyone! I'm got back from California yesterday and we had a great time! First let me start by bragging about the hotel we stayed at in Sausalito, The Inn Above Tide.
I highly recommend staying here if you're going to be visiting the San Francisco area. It was so beautiful and unique. It's the only hotel on the water and it has the most amazing view of the city. Every day from 5-7 they serve wine and cheese and it's divine! How neat is that? The breakfast was amazing!!! So many fresh fruits and cheeses and pastries. I kept forgetting to take photos of it and I'm kicking myself for that now! It was truly a unique and lovely experience. I hope I get the chance to go back and stay again some day!
We arrived a little after lunch on Wednesday and the first thing we did once we pulled into Sausalito was eat at a really delicious Mexican place called Salsalito Taco Shop. It was delicious but then again, Mexican food always is. After that we walked around the quaint little town and took photos by the Golden Gate Bridge!
We were pretty worn out from waking up at 4:30 am that morning so after dinner we called it a night. I'm pretty sure I was asleep by 9:30!
The next morning we were up and ready to go early so we could visit the Muir Woods. I was really looking forward to seeing it and it lived up to my expectations and then some!
It was a little chilly and I'm so glad my parents warned us about that! If you go you definitely want to wear semi-warm clothes.
It was amazing seeing the beauty of those trees that have been there for hundreds of years! We walked around for about 2 hours but I literally could have stayed all day.

They had this on a t-shirt in the gift shop and I thought it was really neat advice!
Once we were done exploring the Muir Woods we hopped in the car and headed towards San Francisco to explore the city!
Normally I would have thrown on some cuter shoes after walking through the woods but I'm clearly getting older because my tennies were super comfy and I just didn't care if my feet looked cute because "I didn't know anybody" there.
When we were at Ghirardelli there was a little cupcake shop next door called Kara's Cupcakes. How fun! You never see my name anywhere so we obviously had to take photos and get cupcakes!
After walking around the pier for a while we got back in the car and drove down Lombard street. Then we got to see The Painted Ladies which is one of the many things I think about when I think of SF. It was so cool getting to see them in person! If you don't think of Full House when you see them then something is wrong. Ha!!
Once I decided I got plenty of pictures of the pretty houses, we did a little shopping in Union Square and grabbed a burger from Burger Bar (in Macy's) for dinner. It hit the spot! After shopping we were worn out from our long day of touring the city so we drove back to Sausalito and hit the hay.
San Francisco was really neat! There's so many cool things to see and the weather is incredible! I had a really great time in SF.
The next morning we woke up and left Sausalito for wine country. I'll tell you more about that tomorrow!

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