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California Trip 2014: Pacific Coast Highway

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

We spent two full days driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway.  We fell in love with Big Sur, hiking through fields and streams to find hidden beaches and purchasing multiple desserts apiece at the Big Sur Bakery.  But most importantly, we met a man with a bunny on his head.  Best thing I’ve seen all year.

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Other pictures from our California trip:

Yosemite  /  San Francisco

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California Trip 2014: San Francisco

Friday, May 30, 2014

After our California trip, San Francisco has quickly risen to the top of the list of the places I would most like to live.  What I appreciated most was that everything was beautiful (the architecture, landscaping, parks on every corner) while also being functional, eco-friendly, and just plain smart.  The public transportation was so easy to use, particularly with this Muni app that saved our tails about 5 times a day.  Honestly I can’t say enough good things about it.  It’s a shame I don’t have the millions to live there quite yet.  One day maybe.  I did some pretty significant planning for this portion of the trip and was happy with almost everything that we did so I wanted to give you guys some tips for your future trips.

First things first, download that app so you can get around easily.

Stay:

The Mayflower Hotel – Such a lovely little hotel in a great location.  I honestly still can’t believe how cheap this place was.

Do (in no particular order):

The Alcatraz Night Tour – I think this was Corey’s favorite thing.  It was such a neat experience to just be at Alcatraz and watch the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge.  The cherry on top was the fantastically executed audio tour narrated by past guards and prisoners.

Stroll through Castro and Dolores Park, grabbing a delicious Hot Cookie on the way.

Do a bit of shopping at the Rare Device and the Perish Trust before heading over to see the Painted Ladies.

Get up early to go see the sea lions at Pier 39, but don’t worry about the rest of Fisherman’s Wharf.  A little too touristy for my taste.  If you have time, drive down Lombard Street or at least walk by to see how crazy it looks.

Walk down to the dog park near the Golden Gate Bridge for an instant pick me up.  There’s nothing like watching dogs play in the ocean.

Eat:

SPQR – A fancy italian restaurant.  Be sure the make reservations way ahead of time.

Zuni Cafe –  Just get the chicken – you’ll thank me.  Ditto on the reservations.

Tony’s Pizza – They don’t take reservations and your wait will probably be long but the margherita pizza is to die for.

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California Trip 2014: Yosemite

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After a long drive from LA (and some car sickness on my part), Jim, Elyse, Corey, and I arrived at our cabin in Yosemite, complete with an indoor fireplace for s’mores and charming wildlife themed decorations.  The next several days were spent hiking, driving, and wandering to see as much of the park as we could.  Getting lost on our way to Mirror Lake, climbing to see Upper Yosemite Falls, and running through the Mariposa Sequoias.  Pictures simply don’t do it justice.  Thankfully we had no bear sightings, although they were always on our mind. On our way back to the cabin from our last night at dinner, we were just in time to catch the sunset.

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