I’ve been yes and I’ve been oh hell no. I’ve been rock ‘n roll and disco, won’t you save me San Francisco!?”
I’m back from my trip to San Francisco to visit my friend Katie! We spent a lot of time in the city and the vineyards! I’ve been to California quite a bit on trips and uh, well, living here, but never out of SoCal, so when Katie mentioned she was house-sitting, I jumped at the chance to visit.
My welcoming to Northern California was this view.
Upon arrival, we headed into Chinatown. We walked around the neighborhood, checking out stores, sights, and scenes, and then enjoyed lunch.
San Francisco is a beautiful city, but it’s also cold. Very easy to walk around, which enabled us to make our way over to Ghirardelli Square where we enjoyed an ice cream.
Once we hit the water, I was able to take in the spectacular view, including Alcatraz.
The next day, we headed over the bridge….
and towards Sonoma, otherwise known as wine country where we dined and drank.
I’m not a huge drinker and when I do, I prefer sweet wines and beers, so this was not exactly the place for me. But, I was in good company.
It was also nice just to sit outside and enjoy the weather and the views. Sonoma is significantly warmer than the city, thankfully.
It was time for more city exploring the following day.
The ‘painted ladies’ is where they filmed the famous opening to Full House.
But, it is not where the front of the house is actually located, so we didn’t make it there until my last day.
I got to hitch a ride on the trolley, though not on the outside.
We walked around the Presidio…
…then ate dinner at a local pub before hanging out on the porch and having a glass of wine (my preferred sweet kind).
My last day, after checking out the Full House house, we realized how difficult it can be to drive in San Francisco with all those hills- but the view!
Went through the Presidio once again….
Then through Robin Williams’ Tunnel.
Then stopped at a local brewery for a beer (that I didn’t love, oops).
It was a wonderful trip, but overall, I’ll always be a SoCal girl at heart.
Have a great Monday!