Thursday, August 18, 2011

8 Hours in San Francisco

The week before Corey and I moved across the world, I had to fly to San Francisco for the day to finish up some Visa paperwork at the Dutch consulate there. Sadly, since Corey didn't have a job in the Netherlands yet (and still doesn't... yet...), he didn't have a need to go with me. I was so bummed we wouldn't be able to see the city together. Luckily, I got to meet up with Nicole from La Mia Vita, who so graciously drove me around town, took me to an adorable lunch spot, and helped one of my dreams come true....


Even though I lived in Portland, a nine hour drive or two hour flight, from San Francisco, I had never actually been to the city. It's one of those cities we always intended to go visit, but just never got around to. While I clearly didn't have the time to see most of it, flying in and out in one day, I did get to visit the one thing I've always dreamed of  seeing in real life: The Golden Gate Bridge!!! And let me tell you, it was even more beautiful in person! I totally lucked out and got a nice day with barely any cloud cover, so I could see the beauty clearly :) I have to thank Nicole SO much for showing me around her absolutely enchanting city. She is seriously the sweetest girl, so beautiful and genuine, and we chatted for hours like we were old friends! I really hope she comes to visit in Amsterdam! She knows she's got a place to stay :)


Here are just a few snaps from my eight hours in San Fran:

17 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a good time :) Your photos are beautiful...

    and I LOVE your jacket. Where is it from?

    ~Tammy
    www.bayparkdream.blogspot.com

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  2. i love everything about this city <3

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  3. I love San Fran! These are great pictures too!

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  4. Two of my favorite blogging ladies in San Francisco? Sounds perfect! Your pictures are gorgeous, the bridge is so breathtaking.

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  5. I love that city. We were there for a days and a half this summer and I really wish it could have been longer! Love your jacket, by the way.

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  6. What a fun (short) trip!
    I am in love with your jacket!

    Hope your move/transition is going well!

    -Hayley

    www.gildedlives.blogspot.com

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  7. Great photos! Looks like a beautiful city!

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  8. I love SF. It's one of my most favorite cities... and i'm lucky enough to live only 2 or so hours away. =) The Golden Gate is awesome. Great pictures. =)

    Check out my post from the last time I went... when we flew home from Costa Rica!>> http://ashleykosher.blogspot.com/2011/06/that-one-time.html

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  9. San Francisco is one of my favorite places I've been to. It's such a unique city and the views are spectacular! I'm so glad you were able to visit, if only for a day :)

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  10. Beautiful pics of SF! The Golden Gate Bridge was the first place I visited when I moved here. Glad you had fun, it's such an amazing and unique city here!

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  11. visa work is the worst. at least you got to make a fun day out of it!

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  12. aww thanks liz! i'm so glad you came. i had so much fun meeting you. and we seriously did chat for hours like we were old friends :) can't wait to come visit in amsterdam!

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  13. congrats on the move! and the new apartment! it looks LOVELY. i'm so jealous of the ladder and the view... :)

    i'm so glad that you visit SF! it's now my hometown of almost 2 years... you definitely came on a beautiful day. hehe

    good luck with the move!!

    xx,
    cins - design3rd

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  14. LOVE SF!! Great pics and you look gorgeous!! :)

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  15. ah! i can't believe i never saw this post! makes me miss the city so so much. jeff and i are going in november and then driving to palo alto for the duck @ stanford game. yipee!

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  16. By far one of the best cities in the world! Great photos - thanks for sharing

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