There are so many pictures from this day, I couldn’t really narrow them down any more than I already did. Over the Christmas break we had the opportunity to really spend some time in Northern California, which hasn’t happened since we lived there over three years ago. Usually we are flying in for a wedding or other event, so it’s a very rushed trip with no time to do anything but the thing we are there to do.
I was just thinking about this the other day, how when you first move somewhere you are so excited to go everywhere and check things out, and see all of the sights, but eventually you get settled in, and have your few places you go back to, and get busy with everyday life, and it’s easy to stop doing those things. I think that’s one of the reasons I like moving around so much, I don’t like to take places for granted or get complacent with how I’m spending my time.
I worked in S.F. for three years, I was in the city every single day, so going into the city wasn’t usually high on my list of things to do on my days off. So we really took advantage of having some free time on this trip, and spent a full day playing tourist in San Francisco. I’ve been wanting to go to the “labyrinth” at Land’s End for years, and I’ve also heard about Twin Peaks from many of my photographer friends, so I was excited to check it out. Luckily we chose a beautiful, sunny day since we spent almost the whole time outside.
On our way to Land’s End we stopped at Ocean Beach to watch the surfers for a while, then parked near the Cliff House and walked along the water to Land’s End. It was about a mile “hike” (on a groomed dirt path with stairs). It was a little bit muddy, and kind of windy since it was on the water, but the view was amazing.
After Land’s End, we went to a local brewery for lunch, and then stopped off to check out the 16th Ave stairs and wandered around Golden Gate park for awhile. Finally, we drove up to Twin Peaks and walked up to the top to enjoy the view just before sunset, before heading back to Tony’s for the best pizza ever.
It was a lot more memorable than what we would have done otherwise that day, which if I remember correctly, would have been finishing our binge watch of the first season of The Man in the High Castle.