If you know Eric and I at all, you know that one-third of the reason that we do anything is so that we can take pictures. Seriously, we regularly take our camera to the park two blocks from our house; we’re those people. We’re pretty sure our friends and families are planning an intervention.
Obviously those tendencies get kicked into high gear on vacation. In the last three days here in California, we’ve probably taken well over 500 pictures. In light of that number, the dozen pictures we’re sharing in this post doesn’t seem quite as obnoxious, right?
(Two gold stars If you’re not either of our moms and you make it to the end of this post.)
We came to San Francisco for many reasons…Eric’s brother Neil & his wife Brea moved to California this past year, so we’re happily visiting them. Plus, we were eager to get away and spend some time as a family of three before we become a foursome.
The first day, we visited Golden Gate Park and spent some time in this lovely Japanese garden. It was beautiful and serene…even Owen seemed kind of zenned out watching the koi fish.
We rounded out our morning there by hitting up a viewing tower and doing some more walking (read = chasing Owen)…plus some delicious lunch from an Indian food truck. (The food truck situation out here is enough to make me want to pack up and move. #getwiththeprogramMinnesota).
That evening, we visited Mori Point to get some Pacific sunset action.
We started out on the beach, but it only got more spectacular after a climb up to the point. (let’s blame the extra pounds of baby for my shortness of breath, okay?)
It was windy and salty and refreshing, and the sunset totally stole the show.
The next day we went to downtown San Francisco…to see the sights, and let’s be honest…to eat. It’s possible that I ate the best donut of my life that morning.
It was totally free to get into, and most of the games (like the classic “What Kind of Lover Are You?”) only cost a quarter. Win.
And then this happened.
We’ve definitely got more pictures to share, but keep your eyes PEELED for a winner of an apple recipe coming in a few days! (See what I did there?)