California Love

Feb 6, 2013 / Filed in Blogs, Daniel / 8 Comments

I’m in a California mood today. I’d like to go get Daniel from work and take the next flight there. We went to San Francisco last summer and had such a good time.

I’d recommend we start with lunch at The Buena Vista Cafe, where I’d have a big club sandwich and Irish coffee to drink. Daniel would order a crab salad sandwich, which would probably be covered with onions. I’d cringe just a little, but then smile because I’d know he’s happy and he never gets to eat stuff like that here in Nashville.

Next we’d go to Ghirardelli for dessert and walk around Fisherman’s Wharf. And after that, I’d want to sit on the staircase used for the set of Barbary Lane in Tales of the City. I’d pretend Mrs. Madrigal was waiting on the other side of the hill. Even though she’s a fictional character, it still makes me happy to imagine her there.

I’d have to take at least one ride on a cable car and enjoy the steep hills of the city. It’s really a lot of fun, and I don’t care if it makes me look like a tourist. I also enjoy the clanging sound.

Next would be an afternoon stroll at the Palace of Fine Arts. The massive Roman architecture is amazing to see up close and I love seeing the sunset there.

All of this would build up to a drive along the winding roads to Sausalito for a breathtaking view of The Golden Gate Bridge.

By then, I’m sure our friends Dan and Rich would be home from work and want to meet at their favorite neighborhood bar. That would wrap up an excellent day in one of my favorite cities.

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  • What a lovely post, with beautiful pictures…..and you 2 handsome guys should be doing marriage equality ads!

    irisgirl (Feb 6, 2013)
  • We will be there!

    DanNation (Feb 6, 2013)
  • Don’t forget a stroll through the Castro! 🙂 It was a wonderful vacation. So many great memories.

    Daniel (Feb 7, 2013)
  • Cool pics – the weather looks a little better than in England today!

    Stephen (Feb 10, 2013)
    • Thanks, Stephen! Well the weather may be better, but England is still on our list of places we really want to visit. 🙂

      Nathan (Feb 15, 2013)
  • Looks absolutely lovely. 🙂
    I hope I someday find the time and money to travel around the US.

    Sara (Feb 12, 2013)
    • Thanks, Sara. It’s a beautiful place. The U.S. does have some great places to visit, but if I had to choose, I’d say your money is best spent in California and New York. A lot of the places in between are crap. And Sweden is a place we’d like to visit too. 😉

      Nathan (Feb 15, 2013)
      • Sweden is a great country, we have a lot of different scenery and like all European countries we also have a rich history. I could go on and on about Sweden but I’ll stop myself here. If you ever decide to visit, feel free to send me an email and I’ll make you guys a cup of coffee. Or we’ll meet over a “fika”. 🙂

        Sara (Apr 19, 2013)

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