Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hiking Up Mount Davidson in San Francisco

As it turns out, our new house is only 0.9 miles from the trailhead that goes up to the top of Mt. Davidson. From the trailhead to the top there is an additional climb of about 0.5 miles (according to the health app on my phone, the total climb is equivalent to going up 40 floors!).  Well, as I realized that, I decided that would be the hike that would replace the walk to Lafayette Park I used to do when we lived up in Nob Hill. For the past couple of days, I have loaded my 27 lbs baby onto the Ergo carrier and up we've gone. He loves it and I do too. I joke that he was the reason I got out of shape and now he is helping me get back in shape by acting as an almost 30-pound pack!

Anyway, here are some photos I've taken on my way up. Most of these were taken with my phone because I don't really feel like adding the weight of my camera on top of that of my kid!

Hope you enjoy these photos. The walk is lovely. It goes up winding roads and secret narrow alleyways. Once of top, you get the most amazing panoramic view of San Francisco, the East Bay, the bay and even Mount Diablo! Just lovely! And, the fact that we leave before the sun rises, makes everything even more beautiful!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Colors in Paris

San Francisco doesn't have much of a Fall. We are lucky if there happens to be a tree in the park or the neighborhood that will change colors in late October. Otherwise, if we want to enjoy the colors of the season, we need to drive East, mostly towards the Yosemite area where colors are stunning.

It doesn't look like we'll be able to make it to Yosemite this year. We are trying to sneak in a trip to Napa to see the vineyards, which are also supposed to change colors nicely. In the meantime, here are some photos I dug out from last year when I was in Paris enjoying the beauty of Fall and its colors!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkins of all Colors

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted some photos on my blog. Life has certainly been busy on my end!

I have been looking forward to the arrival of October since last October and I'm so happy it's finally here, even if life has been crazy! My plans for this month included visiting a pumpkin patch (first time for our 9-month old!), wine tasting in Sonoma, photographing Fall foliage and going to an apple orchard. So far, I've only had the opportunity to get to the pumpkin patch. I have big plans for this upcoming weekend!!!

This was also my first time visiting a pumpkin patch and I loved it (so did our son!)! SF has a lovely patch in the heart of the city.

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