Tuesday, September 8, 2009

49 square miles surrounded by reality*

San Francisco never ceases to entertain, inspire and surprise me. We spent the long weekend dining, drinking, riding ferrys & tandems thru the fog and hiking Mt. Tam.

The Bay Bridge was closed, but it still looked pretty...

view from the Ferry Building, after a memorable dinner at the Slanted Door

mural in the mission

rooftop @ SFMOMA

Where's Waldo? View from SFMOMA

Andrea Zittel's trailer parked in SFMOMA

A wonderfully intoxicating beverage by Beretta

Riding a tandem bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, wrapped in fog

Our gracious hosts

Cozy tandems!

Andy Goldsworthy's Spire in Golden Gate Park

eating wild berries

Floating Woolly Pockets!

A perfect day on the bay

passing by the other famous prison

Woke up early for an epic hike from Stinson Beach up Mount Tamalpais

starting out early in the lowlands

golden fields bathed in sunlight

making our way on the trail

just when we thought it couldn't get any more scenic, we entered Muir Woods

7.5 miles later, we're back at Stinson!

If Stinson was a car, it'd be a green Datsun 510

A jump in the ocean followed by the best milkshake ever!

*Paul Kantner of the rock band Jefferson Airplane


Heather Taylor said...

best trip evs!

The Mommy said...

What a great visit! I know those places well, but so terrific to see them through YOUR lens.
I've seen your link to this blog before on FB, but didn't realize it was your blog- I'll visit more often. Nice work, Alex.

Megan Taylor said...

this was some cracked out magic

Stinson Gal said...

That green Datsun 510 belongs to my husband. I was randomly Googling green Datsun 510s when I saw your picture of his car. What a hoot.