a few of my favorite things

Vacation September 9, 2008

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On Sunday night, the Mr. and I returned from a wonderful vacation to San Francisco and our families’ homes.  In total, I was away from my house for two weeks…starting from the beginning:

Seattle for 4 days for work

San Francisco for 6 days for FUN!

Kansas City for a day to visit my husband’s family

Omaha for about a day and half to visit my family and go to a wedding…then we left the reception at 10 pm and…

back to Kansas City to sleep and go to our nephew’s baptism the next day

We finally returned home on Sunday night around 6 pm.  Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of laundry, getting the house back in order, and generally getting our lives back together.

This was my first visit to San Francisco and northern CA in general and I think I’m in love!  Everything was beautiful and the weather was perfect.  The whole area seemed to focus on a healthier lifestyle than I see in the Midwest- healthy options at every restaurant, people hiking, walking, and just spending time outside.  We stayed with my childhood friend Beth for the first couple nights and I loved getting to spend so much time with her!  We grew up together and I always miss her.

Here are some highlights from our trip…the Mr. took about 300 pictures, so it was hard to pick.

Hiking and visiting towns in Marin County on our first day:

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Sonoma Wine Country on the second day:

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The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and other fun things in the city on the last few days:

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I think one of the neatest things about the city of San Francisco itself is the architecture of the homes.  Even though they are very close together, they are each unique and most of them are fun colors…I have a feeling if I painted my white and gray house peach like some of the homes in SF, it wouldn’t really fit in here in Midwestern suburbia 🙂

This vacation was a much-needed break from work and life, but after being away for two weeks, it’s nice to be home and get back into my normal routine!