Sunday, September 12, 2010

from Telegraph Hill and beyond.... {to North Beach}

This is the second blog of our California trip!  You can see part one here 

To get up to Coit Tower we started up the steps at Filbert
then took about 10 more flights just like this!
BUT the views alone were so worth it!  So much to see!

Both the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge

Coit Tower:


When we finished there after all the oooowwwing and aahhhing 
we were famished and went down the street on the other side 
towards North Beach.

Found a great place for lunch called Mama's  

Perfect everything... YUMMY ... food, atmosphere, everything!


BTW- here's our next home:



more pics of this trip here and here!

Friday, September 10, 2010

last week at this time...

Wow... it's hard to believe how quickly a week goes!  With no regard to our circumstances 
good or bad...  time moves forward.  We just got home from California on the red-eye Monday morning and it's Friday already.  Every day when Chuck gets home from work he says "Do you know what we were doing LAST week at this time?"  Then he proceeds to tell me where we were at and what we exploring at any given time of that day.  It really was a fabulous trip!

After going through almost 3000 images where do I start?  Don't worry I'm not going to post all of them here! We only had one event we that we really wanted to be at and that was the Sonoma Wine Tasting at the McMurray Ranch on Saturday afternoon.  The rest of the time we just played it loosey goosey 'cause we were on VACATION!  For any of you reading that know Chuck and I that may be a surprise because we're both just a little  anal-retentive.  We decided we would just get up in the morning and take it from there.. 
and that worked beautifully!
So on this post we'll just stick to Thursday.  I'll let the pictures tell the story.

As you can see we were ready to get started with C & C's Excellent Adventure!

Candlestick Park

The Bay Bridge

Heading to Pier 39...                  

my very favorite earring designer since 1987!

We were lucky enough to go when Katherine, his wife, was there!  She sold me my first pair at FtW Main Street Days way back when and of course, she showed us the new designs.. .  just love 'em!
We love the Pier 39 area because you can see a lot from right there... like Alcatraz.

the sea lions and the G G Bridge: 

the Golden Gate Bridge that is...
and Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill-
speaking of... that was our next trek.

more pictures of this trip here!!