Love Letter to San Francisco

Love Letter to San Francisco

This past Spring, San Francisco became my home for a while and it was just enough time to fall in love. Living in a second floor walk up just off the train line in Redwood City, I spent every day exploring. I learned that between the Caltrain, BART and my own two feet there was very little closed to my curiosity. Mornings were spent on the roof of my building, enjoying the sunrise and the fog lift over the coastal range as I sipped my coffee slowly and practiced yoga. I then planned to fill each afternoon with adventure. So I found myself exploring as far south as Big Sur and as far north as Napa Valley and Sonoma, all without consulting a guide book.

In Sonoma, I experienced the simple joy of hearty bread, cheese and meat paired with a glass of great wine. In Marin County, I was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Walking the neighborhoods of San Francisco I ate mouth-watering gelato in Dolores Park, shopped for organic clothing in Noe Valley, bought a Tibetan prayer chain in The Castro, did my grocery shopping at the open air markets in The Mission and took photographs of the colorful murals before marveling at the true adrenaline rush of driving a car down an almost vertical street in Nob Hill.

I realized I’d have to live years in San Francisco to truly appreciate the diversity of experiences available to anyone with a sense of adventure!

DISCLAIMER: This post has been entered into the Grantourismo HomeAway Holiday-Rentals travel blogging “Live Like a Local” competition.

  • November 30, 2010

    I LOVE San Francisco! I try to get up there at least a couple times a year 🙂

  • December 01, 2010

    What a gorgeous shot of SF! Hope your post wins!!!

  • December 02, 2010

    Big Sur is on our bucket list while we are living in Cali. Must make it there soon!

  • December 02, 2010

    *LOVE* this photo, so beautiful, exactly what I’d picture SanFran to be like even though I’ve never been. Love that all the homes seem to be a lovey shade of pale pink or yellow, very soothing!

  • December 02, 2010

    We fell in love with San Francisco too. We are 9 months into a new digital nomad life and although we can’t quite afford to live there yet the aim is to be able to spend at least a month in the city next fall.

  • December 02, 2010

    I love San Francisco too! This area of the country truly has everything one could ask for. You really capture the city’s character in this photo!

  • December 11, 2010

    I never knew this! I was googling info about San Fran for an article I’m trying to write and this came up. Amazing!! What a gorgeous shot!

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