Tag: California

Ahoy! Touring the SS Jeremiah O’Brien navy ship

I decided to expand on my exploration of San Francisco by continuing to play the role of tourist (so fun!). After visiting Alcatraz Island (read about my trip), I wanted to check out the navy ship docked at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf. I had seen this massive ship on my previous visit to the

10 things to discover visiting Alcatraz Island

It was another beautiful day in San Francisco as I headed to Pier 33 at Fisherman’s Wharf to board the ferry to Alcatraz Island. I felt so grateful and happy to be in one of my favorite cities, enjoying great weather and exploring the areas. I purchased my ticket the previous day so I lined

Wandering San Francisco

One of my plans to make this year my Best. Year. Yet include traveling to explore the world around me. And that includes being open to opportunities that are presented to me. So when the chance came to return to one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, I didn’t hesitate too long (if at all).

Walking the streets of San Francisco

After spending a few days enjoying Calistoga and Napa Valley, we loaded luggage into the car rental and headed west toward Sonoma for our drive back to San Francisco. It was misting a little but still mild temps. We took the ‘scenic’ route back, enjoying conversations and laughs. As we neared the city, we stopped

Exploring Napa Valley’s wine country

We woke to a beautiful morning in Calistoga. The downtown was quiet when we walked to find a breakfast place. We came upon a great little place called Café Sarafornia. The family owned restaurant offers a delicious variety of breakfast options. After filling up on food, we headed out to enjoy one of the best

Wine and food fest offers taste of California wines

Sunshine, blue skies and warm temps greeted us on our second day in San Francisco. After an awesome first day of exploring, I woke happy and ready to see more. And I was not to be disappointed. My friend and I enjoyed a brisk walk through the streets of SOMA (South of Market), then a

When I fell in love with San Francisco

One of my big goals this year, in keeping with my “Best Year Ever” theme, is to get back into traveling more often. Whether weekend road trips to northern Michigan, longer getaways to somewhere in the U.S. or extended adventures around the world. Or all of the above! 2 In keeping with that theme, I