San Francisco and points north

We just returned from a business/fun trip in the San Francisco Bay area. The weather was beautiful! A little windy the first day, but the days that followed were clear blue sky, and not too cold. Just right for a light sweater!

We explored the city of San Francisco a little bit, and then drove north with no real destination in mind. Just wanted to see what was there. We drove through some of the Sonoma Valley. Saw lots and lots of grape vineyards. Very interesting, and serene.

We explored a petrified forest. Now that was amazing! Huge trees, 100 – 300 ft long turned to stone! Crazy. From there we went to see a geyser, Old Faithful. One of the 3 in the world. It was a little underwhelming, but still interesting. Pretty crazy stuff that nature does.

After that we just drove and drove. Beautiful forests led us to Fort Bragg. We ended up spending the night in a hotel right on the beach in Fort Bragg. Our room was about 100 yds from the ocean, and we went to sleep that night listening to the sounds of the ocean.

Next morning, we drove south down Hwy 1! This was a trip of a lifetime! We saw some of the most amazing views from this highway. The air was crisp and cool, the sky was brilliant blue, and the rode hugged the coastline for the majority of the way back down to San Francisco. It was in a word, beautiful.

San Francisco Baseball Game

That night we arrived back in San Francisco, bundled up and ventured off to unknown territory. AT&T Park, home of the San Franciso Giants baseball team! We had great seats, right behind home plate, way, way up high! It was a great experience, fun to explore. Thankfully, it wasn’t too cold, and we enjoyed the event. Giants vs. Rangers. Rangers won the game.

Next morning we gathered our things together, found a quaint place to have breakfast, said our good-byes to the city, and made our way back home to our city. It was a great trip. And, it’s good to be home.

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