Since we had rented a car for our drive to San Francisco, we took the opportunity to venture outside of the city and go further to two main places. The first place was Sausalito. If you’ve never heard of Sausalito, it’s a city over the Golden Gate Bridge in the beautiful Marin County. If you’re in San Francisco, you can get to Sausalito by the Ferry that you can pick up by Fisherman’s Wharf, take one of the large green buses, or drive like we did. The history of Sausalito first started as a shipbuilding center in World War II, but years and years and years later got a reputation and still has one to this day as a wealthy area that has a HUGE ART COMMUNITY which I absolutely love! The town and all the houses look like they’re from a fairy tale. When I lived in San Francisco, I would take monthly trips to Sausalito because I loved it there so much but my husband had never been so it was really fun to take him and show him all my favorite spots. Not to mention, we both enjoyed the nice cold weather by the water.
After being in the cold weather of Sausalito we decided to drive further inland to the famously wonderful Napa Valley and Sonoma area, where it jumped to about twenty degrees hotter. A lot of you know that I hate the sweltering heat but we still had so much fun in beautiful Napa Valley. Besides wine tasting, there were cute play areas for kids and absolutely gorgeous gardens that were pollinated by honeycomb bees. There were also fields of lavender which is my favorite herb and fragrance and made the area so calming. I’ve been to Napa Sonoma before but has never seen grapes growing on a vine up close before so that was also very neat for me to experience. I will have to say the best part about being in that are was all the natural petrified wood sculptures and furniture they had at the big wine tasting barn. My husband and I both took photos sitting on them and I felt like I was in Game of Thrones with my bat sleeves.
I hope you enjoy all my photos here and thank you for letting me share my journey to Northern California with you all. If you’ve never been to San Francisco, Marin County, or anywhere in Northern California, I definitely recommend taking a trip there.
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