We loved our day spent getting to see San Francisco....! This city has such a beautiful feel with the rows on rows of Victorian style buildings, all in different colours and with their own unique details and design. Everyone agreed that it was one of our favourite stops on the trip, and that it would be wonderful to go back and spend a longer amount of time there one day!
We arrived at our hotel in Fremont (about an hour out of the city) late Saturday night, so the plan was to spend most of Sunday exploring around before heading back on the road to make our way to Pismo Beach! We got to attend a great service Sunday morning at Redemption Church SF (see pics below). It was such a nice way to start our day off, worshiping with other believers and getting to hear the teaching of God's Word.
After church was finished it was time for some sightseeing....! But first, we had to stop for some morning caffeine. We headed to check out Blue Bottle Coffee, one of the roasters on Keanu's "coffee tour" list. See the post of our time there >>> HERE.
Then it was off to Telegraph Hill to visit the historical landmark Coit Tower. I had done a trip to San Fransisco with my mom and brothers when I was in high school, and remembered the steep streets and trek of stairs up to the tower. Sure enough as we drove around looking for parking the streets seriously were just as crazy steep as I had remembered. It was definitely a bit nerve-racking, and felt almost like you were on some sort of amusement park ride. I was thankful to not be behind the driver's wheel...!
The view from the tower grounds was beautiful, but unfortunately the line up to get inside the actual tower was so long that we decided not to do it . . . I guess that's what happens when you try and visit tourist attractions in California in the summer!
"I spy the Golden Gate Bridge....!"
Once we were done at the Coit Tower, we drove down to the Fisherman's Wharf area to explore a bit. And, it also happened to have the nearest In-N-Out, which was what we had decided we wanted for lunch (good choice, as always). We had fun looking around at some of the different little shops, and being part of of the bustling crowds of people - it was packed!
After our time at the Pier, we decided it was time to make our way to see Golden Gate.
Unfortunately, the traffic ended up being soooo bad trying to get across the bridge, that by the time we made it to the other side we were so behind schedule that we weren't able to go to the lookout spot we had planned (Battery Spencer). So the only pictures I was able to get of the bridge were from inside the vehicle. . . . *sad face*.
Got to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon in vancity with this lady back in the summer! We had talked about doing a little photo sesh at "that pink wall in Vancouver" someday....and we eventually were able to make it happen! Brielle is also an aspiring photographer, so she brought along her camera too and we had fun grabbing some shots of each other! She is so photogenic (even though she doesn't believe it!), I felt like I was doing a magazine shoot! We followed up our pink backdrop picture adventures with iced lattes at Propaganda Coffee, and then some amazing tacos courtesy of Tacofino! #summermemories
Wife and mother,
Matt, Sarah + Silas - Newborn
Kristine + Fred - Engagement