For those who read the big 5-0 day post, you know that I went to San Francisco to celebrate the big milestone. This was a wise choice and it was a fun trip. I always have fun in San Francisco, I never tire of it, and I never run out of new places to discover and new things to do there, and I love to see what's new at some of my "old" favorite spots too.
I have been to many places around the world, both big and small, and no matter how many other places I go to, San Francisco remains my favorite city. It offers the best of both of my favorite things: a vibrant, bustling city with great architecture, museums, music, good food, etc. but it is equally full of natural beauty, from rocky beaches and the Bay to plenty of trees and open spaces including the incredible Golden Gate Park.
|Union Square from 31st floor of St. Francis (where we stayed)|
|San Francisco Ferry Building, a foodie haven|
As I wrote about here last month, when you think you want to do something and you have the opportunity to do it, do it because that opportunity rarely presents itself again. I thought of this on my birthday, a lot, because one of the things I have pondered throughout the last 27 years is how I can actually make the move to live there. Had I done it when I was 23 and unencumbered, I would not still be wondering "what if" at 50. But, now, there are many things that make relocating difficult.
But again, I digress. I have been 50 now for 4 days and I am still adjusting to the sound of that big number and pondering (there's that word again), what to write here and for how long. So, I thought while I sort through it all, I would share some photos of some of the things I saw in The City in celebration of my 50th birthday!
|Went to great crafts, art fair next to City Lights Bookstore in North Beach|
|Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park|
|Japanese Tea Garden|
|Went to Giant's Game at AT&T Park on my actual birthday, it is a stunning park, can see Bay Bridge and Bay in background (and my Giants won on my b-day too!)|
|Treated myself to Club Level seats, best move ever!|