As much as I love traveling outside the USA, I have had a conviction the past few months to explore more cities and states in my own land.
"This land is your land, this land is my land From California, to the New York Island From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me"
Anyway. Sorry about that tangent. After I graduated from high school, my dad promised to take me on a father-daughter trip to a U.S. destination of my choosing. I’ve always had a fascination for the West Coast. Therefore, I decided on San Francisco. What a fabulous decision.
One of my favorite memories is from the Japanese Tea Garden, full of native plants, flowers, birds and goldfish. The gardens cover over five acres, and the weather was perfect for exploration while we were there in early August!
What would a visit to San Francisco be without seeing one of the crookedest streets in America: Lombard Street. Street Performers are everywhere in the city, often known as the “Silver Men.” Here are a few other attractions we saw during our time in SF:
– Toured the Ghiradelli Factory
-Took a train to Palo Alto, home of Stanford University
-Toured the SF Museum of Modern Art
-Ate in Little Italy
Can you tell how much I adore this city? I look forward to returning as soon as possible. Besides, who wouldn’t want to take a trip down memory lane and see the Victorian Houses used in the opening credits of Full House?
What is your favorite U.S. city and why? What U.S. city would you most like to visit and why?
Three months abroad allows for plenty of chances
to capture some rather picturesque places.
Traveling through dozens of different cities and countries
truly fostered in me a desire to appreciate and
delve into the realm of photography.
This photo was taken in Prague, Czech Republic. We were on a guided walking tour of the city.
I really loved the way these branches were framing the city skyline.
Although we were in Prague during the height of tourist season,
it is a magnificent city worth exploring!