11.05.2014

The Golden Gate

Gosh, it's already been two and a half weeks since our trip to San Francisco. How did that time just slip right by?

Anywho…

The trip to the City by the Bay was solely to watch some baseball. However, I made one request to make one touristy stop before it was time to head back home.
I simply could not leave San Francisco without at least a quick glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge.

So, after we packed up the few items we'd brought for our quick trip, we headed over to one of the most infamous bridges in America - possibly in the world.
We arrived to the viewing point pretty early, and there were very few other people around. Luckily, we were able to sweet talk a nice lady to take a quick snapshot of Scott and me.
The bridge was just.so.cool.
And, holy cow, the cables on that thing are huge.
Alcatraz could also be seen from our view point. I knew I'd be seeing the bridge. I honestly had no idea how close Alcatraz was, or how well we could actually see it.
 We made the obligatory pass across the bridge. Going northbound was free. Coming back across (southbound) was $6. SIX BUCKS! To go one way! Ridiculousness. But, we paid it. Because, Golden Gate Bridge. Duh.
Just before climbing back into our car we couldn't help but take a selfie. I mean, one can never have too many photos of a bridge as phenomenal as this one.
Twenty minutes at the bridge, no less than 20 photos of the bridge, and we were back on the road. Basically everything I needed to see and do in San Fran was accomplished in 24 hours. 

19 comments:

  1. Very cool! How could you not have made that stop. But, $6!!! Eeeekkk!!! That's crazy talk if your not being touristy.

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  2. So awesome!!!!! I love finally getting to view those things in person that you either read or hear about all the time. It is so surreal!!!! Can't believe the $6 fee though. Kind of steep if ya ask me. Glad y'all made the stop!

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  3. I LOVE SF! Can't wait to spend a night there in May :) Too bad you guys are so far from there! You guys were lucky to get such a clear morning where I know it's often foggy.

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  4. LOVE! I've always wanted to see the GGB, great photos :)

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  5. SF is a really fun place to visit if you ever get the chance to go there for a longer period of time! Rach and I went when we were 17 but I'd love to go back again now! Perhaps, we should all meet there. Good plan.

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  6. Very cool. I've never been to SF, but I'd love to go someday. :-)

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  7. That is so cool. I'd totally stop there, too! Hope to get to CA some day!

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  8. the bridges in NY cost more! lol. I want to go back to SF. the bridge is so pretty. I'm obsessed with Alcatraz too - I got to go visit and it was really cool!

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  9. Amazing! It's been so long since I was there I barely remember it -- good thing you guys took a bunch of photos!! It's so cool to see Alcatraz from the bridge too. So glad you got someone to take a photo of you guys together -- the sun was really pretty that day!

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  10. I just LOVE SF!!! I think we should schedule some sort of girls wknd in Napa!!!!!!!!!!

    Love your KC sweatshirt !!

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  11. Is there another way back across besides having to pay $6 to go south?? Love the pics - had no idea the cables were so big, either! Glad you got to see it but am surprised you haven't been there already.

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  12. i hear so many great things about san fran. SO. MANY.

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  13. When I'm in CA later this month, I'm going to be a crazy tourist. Taking photos, seeing everything I can and being totally in awe of every. single. thing. I come across.

    This includes you. Consider yourself warned.

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  14. You got SUCH GOOD PICTURES of the Golden Gate bridge!!!!!! It's almost never that clear to be able to take such good pictures! From my Dad and step mom's house in the Berkeley Hills, you can see the Golden Gate bridge when it's clear but sadly it's always foggy when I visit. So glad you guys got to see it! And yes, the cables on it are CRAZY!

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  15. OH and you should TOTALLY go back and be a tourist! There is SO much to do! You would LOVE it. Alcatraz is a must! And Ghiradelli square! YUM!

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  16. Great pictures!! I went to SF as a trip with my girlfriend for when we graduated from college as a gift to ourselves, it was absolutely beautiful, I loved it!!

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  17. So glad you were able to get in a touristy thing before you left! When we first moved I was giddy little girl when we got to go across the bridge. It's just an amazing feeling to go across something so known and amazing. It kind of sucks not that we live here I am not as excited to go there :( but we still haven't gotten to go to Alcatraz. It's always booked like 3 months out and we never plan it out! And yes that $6 is killer!

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  18. 6 bucks, dude. Can't you like..go north and then find a different way back?! oomph. How fun that you got to go and see though. Sure is purty.

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