San Francisco - In the City

Sunday, December 5, 2010

You can all rest easy after this post -- it's my last post from our trip to San Francisco! Hip hip hooray! We spent Saturday playing tourists of the lovely city with just my family. I was particularly excited for this day, because I would go back to the area that I worked in and had a job at a few summers back. I'll be honest, it was a little bittersweet. I quit my job with PwC to marry the love of my life and move to Texas. Never once have I doubted that this was the right decision. But going back and seeing the job I "could have had" was strange. It was like a glimpse into the life I would have had without Russell. It would have been mega lonely and far less fun and happy, but no one can argue that it would have been in a really cool city working in a building overlooking the Bay Bridge. :) Ah, such is life.

The top right picture is the ferry building, or the heart of the Embarcadero Center. I would walk out of my building and this was my view. Absolutely beautiful! Russ was so cute and made me take pictures in front of "my building," so that explains that corny-ness. The bottom right is of Russ and I standing on the steps of "my building" overlooking the skating rink and ferry building. See the Bay Bridge in the background? I love that bridge.

The rest of the day we visited all the local must-sees, incuding: Fisherman's Wharf, the Boudin Restaurant (mmm.. bread bowls...), the famous sea lions (the reason why Stu is so happy in his hood), Lombard street, Golden Gate Park, North Beach, the beautiful tree in Union Square, and more! What a fun and enchanting city. I can't wait till I get to go back!


Candace said...

Um wow! Amazing pictures. Sometimes I think I really want to live a big fun city and near the coast. Then sometimes I remember how lucky I am to be in SLC. It's such a trade off.

You look amazing! I hope you had a great time with family.

Caitlin said...

you have been having WAY too much fun lately! :) I love all of your cute pictures, and way to get creative with the Joy letters, I love it, it's so cute! I need to get a little more festive... MIss ya sis!

JMay said...

Awesome pics from my city, yayy! Glad u had fun :-)