Friday, September 19, 2008

California Dreaming

Fall is coming. The temperatures are dropping at night and the days are shorter. By December we will have days where it will be dark when you leave for work and dark by the time you get back. On the bright side, our summer nights are short and the days are long. When we get snow for the first time, I am generally happy for it. However, I would be fine if, after a week, it melted and we went back to 70 degree days. By January, if not mid-December, I will be ready to California Dream.

So, despite my ability NOT to wait for it, here are a couple pics of San Francisco. Specifically, the view from the top of Lombard Street, here:


And the Conservatory in Golden Gate Park, here:


It is one of the prettiest cities I have ever been to. If there is another one better, then I have not been there. I suspect San Diego is almost as good, but I do not know for sure. I miss seeing the things in California. I liked having so many things so close. Roseville was only thrity minutes away and was such a nice place to go shopping. They had almost everything there.

We travelled to San Francisco several times while we lived in California. We took all the family members who came to visit us there. We especially liked entering the city from the north. That meant driving through Sonoma, Napa, and Marin. Then through the tunnels and viola, there was the Golden Gate Bridge.
So, sometime this winter, I will probably be looking at these and wishing. Oh, now you people in AZ, don't feel so bad. If you had a beautiful BAY like this, I'd like you TOO! LOL!!

4 comments:

Cora said...

I loved our time there but I am glad to be home!
I need four seasons, not just hot (summer) and rainy (winter).

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I do not like SNOW at all...
I will play it in for a short time but that is it...
Love SF... only been there one time.. but it was sooo fun..
John and I hope to go back one day..
Give your wife a hug for me... she needs one..
Thanks...

Erin said...

Never been to CA, but if you ever get the chance take a cross country vacation and drive through Colorado and Wyoming.

okie said...

Haven't been to Ca,but I thought washington was great the mountains and around Yakima.I haven't lived out there. We have Ice storms any more in the winter Oklahoma.