We live roughly 2 hours from beautiful San Francisco. It was high on our list of places we wanted to visit. I love that it is close enough that a hotel doesn’t have to be involved. Hello day trip! When my parents came to visit we jumped at the chance to have extra hands go with us. That trip was fun and exciting since it was our first time but we were disappointed since it was rainy and foggy and we couldn’t see any of the breathtaking views of the bay.
So we set out to go again 2 weeks later. We made sure the weather was clear this time and we were not disappointed. I totally understand why people love this city! It is beautiful and unique and I just feel refreshed being in it. I wish the cost of living weren’t so high and the traffic so rage inducing or we would be there in a heartbeat. So here are some pics from our special day! I can’t wait to go back, I’m trying to talk Jonathan into a ferry ride so we can explore the pier area.
The way to get up to this viewing area is up a fireman type ladder on a cement structure, it’s hard to explain. We kind of just stood at the bottom of this ladder trying to figure out how to get the kids up there. We wanted to see the views so badly. I know people watching us were thinking “Really now, you’re going to take all 3 kids up that ladder to an area with a cliff and sharp rocks?” We talked over a few options then decided on me going up first and Jonathan handing me the girls one by one, mind you I’m also wearing a baby on my chest. But this option was easier than me being the one to lift them up to him since I was wearing said baby.
That’s what this “life on the road” has been about. Discovering an issue or dilemma and working together to solve it. We have grown so much as a family and as a couple by doing things like this.We are much braver now than we used to be, more willing to try adventurous things with our young family. Pretty much all you need is a bag full of extra clothes, diapers and tons of snacks and you can do anything with kids. In theory at least.
We visited Baker Beach again too. So cool with the Golden Gate Bridge right there looming in the background. We found a picnic table and ate our sandwiches and fruit we brought along. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to bring out the bathing suits. We will definitely come back for a day in the sun!
Our last stop was at The Painted Ladies. Otherwise known as the Full House houses. I did not grow up watching Full House but Jonathan did. Still a very cool thing to see. Everyone was tired by this point and the baby had just fallen asleep (I hate to wake a sleeping baby) when we pulled up and miraculously found a parking spot in a prime location. It was another moment of deciding what to do. I made the decision this time and said we’re here let’s do it. We all got out and trecked up the hill to get a good view. I am so glad we did. These are memories we will have in photograph for our girls to have one day.
It was a great trip! We love San Francisco. If you’ve ever been what are some places you went? If we go back we need some suggestions on places to eat and go. Leave me your suggestions in the comments.