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Day 8: An Unforgettable Day In My Life. I have a few of these, but I think I’ll mention the time I took a vacation to California with my dad. It was my first time traveling to Northern California. Our mission was Chico, CA but we wanted to stop through San Francisco before arriving. The whole road trip was awesome. I feel like my dad and I never really had father daughter bonding time, and this gave us that. We have really similar passions such as photography and travel, so it was awesome that we got to bring our cameras and snap some great pictures while sharing the passion with each other.
I had no idea what I was in for when we were heading to SF. I just knew that the pier was cool. That’s pretty much what I would always hear! I came to find that San Francisco was so much more than the pier.
It was an experience itself crossing the Bay Bridge because I’ve never really been above water before like that. I kept thinking to myself “People really get to see this everyday!” When we made it across, I was excited to see that we were surrounded by buildings and city life. There were people walking to work, walking their dogs. It’s always cool to see people up and active. Las Vegas is very different because of how spacious it is. Most people just drive everywhere. The first thing we wanted to do was go to Pier 39. We parked our car and walked down from Pier 1 up. Stepping out of the car felt great. From Vegas to SF it was about 8 hours. Not only did it feel good to stretch, but to feel that ocean breeze. If you know me, you know that I love everything about the ocean. I love the cold wind, I love the seagulls, the sound of the crashing. The ocean was right next to me. Taking a casual stroll down the streets never felt so entertaining. There was music everywhere, food carts, and tents for souvenirs. We definitely had endless opportunities to put our photography skill to use! My camera (and photography skills) weren’t the best back then, so don’t judge, but I was able to gather some images I took back then. I’m actually surprised I found them! This was back in 2014. I took these leaning over one of the piers during the walk to 39. This moment really took me away.
San Fransisco quickly became one of my favorite cities after just a few hours of being in it. When we got to Pier 39, We got some food. I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I tried a Clam Chowder Bowl, which they served in an actual bread bowl. We roamed around a little bit, discovering many shops and got some ice cream afterwards.
We went around Fishermans Wharf, seeing the outside of the wax museum and other cool places. The sun was setting, so we decided to head back out on our adventure.
My favorite part about being in San Francisco, was the ride out of San Fransisco. The Golden Gate Bridge! Crossing the bridge was an incredible experience. It sounds odd that something so simple would attract me so much, but I was so drawn to the trees, the fog, the forest. It was so green! I felt like I were in the sky. I took a few pictures, but I froze up mostly, captivated by the moment. I think these pictures taken were after crossing the bridge.