Showing posts from November, 2010

A Different Kind of Journey

For the month of November, I wanted to write about the places closer to home. I started to write about the Monterey Peninsula including Carmel by the Sea (my favorite place to go to escape and be alone with my thoughts), but I’m unable to put much thought into writing these days. I’m taking a hiatus from writing about exciting travel destinations due to a life-changing event. I’m going to embark on a journey of a different kind.

#15 San Francisco: San Francisco Cable Car "Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!"

I didn’t mean to gloat about the Giants winning the World Series , but…“Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!” Yeah, baby! That’s the sound of the San Francisco Cable Cars honoring the World Champion San Francisco Giants.  WS Champ Giants Parade @ Market & Powell It is difficult to write about one’s hometown without sounding cliché. My wanderlust has yet to prove the truth to the cliché, “the grass is greener on the other side or anywhere else.” I may have been to many places that have taken my breath away, but upon my return, I have always found a renewed appreciation for the San Francisco Bay Area. Of course, it is not difficult to embrace the joy of living in San Francisco. San Francisco has so much to offer - its beautiful topography and mild climate; diverse neighborhood of North Beach, Chinatown, Castro, Haight-Ashbury, the Fillmore, the Marina, the Richmond and Sunset Districts, Nob Hill, Mission Dolores; arts and culture through its museums– the Museum of Modern Art, De Young, Le