San Francisco and more!

Two weeks ago, Eddie and I spent a week around San Francisco with my parents and had an amazing time. If you follow me on instagram, you already know about many of our adventures 🙂 This is a photo dump and some records of what we did and loved, which is something I haven’t done on the blog here before. If you’re interested in visiting the area or like lots of photos – read on.

We started off staying in Santa Cruz for a few nights, while we visited Monterey, Point Pinos and Lobos tide pools, 17 mile drive, and Santa Cruz.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The aquarium was fantastic. There were lots of cool exhibits, including jellyfish, otters, and penguins. It was just a really neatly laid out aquarium (I’m somewhat of an aquarium connoisseur). Point Lobos and Point Pinos were both really neat in their own way. Point Pinos had lots of urchins and some anemone, and Point Lobos had some sea lions, crabs, and some fish (more photos to come when I get pics back from our underwater camera).

Tide Pools

There was some awesome wildlife and amazing views along 17 mile drive – including the squirrel type guy above, sea lions, otters, and lots of birds.

Then we headed to San Francisco, passing through Big Basin and Ano Nuevo State Reserve.
Big Basin

The redwoods were amazing – huge and really impressive. Many have survived fires and some have holes straight through them (many of which are much larger than in the photo above). Ano Nuevo was another awesome stop on the way up to San Francisco – more gorgeous coastal views and lots of fighting elephant seals.

While in San Francisco, we checked out Muir Woods, Lombard Drive, Pier 39, china town, and had some food!

Boudin Bakery

They had awesome sourdough animals at the Boudin Bakery on fisherman’s wharf.

Creme Brulee Cart store!

Creme brulee cart restaurant in San Francisco – they also have food carts, but it was closed the day we were there.

Creme Brulee

One of the 6 Creme brulees we had at the creme brulee cart store – this one was a vanilla creme brulee topped with caramel and candied pecans. Om Nom!

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

We made a few stops on the North side of the golden gate bridge to take some cool photos.

Muir Woods

This is one of many, many photos from Muir woods. The parking here was insane, but the redwoods really are amazing and there are some really cool hiking trails here.

You can view more of the photos on my flickr photostream here if you’re so inclined!

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