We had a violent storm rip through last night, and lost power for about 14 hours, so no post from yesterday. (We were blessed, and only suffered a messy yard, and the loss of a piece of siding from our home.)
On Monday morning, Peggy, and her husband David- along with their kids picked Jay and I up from our hotel, and took us on a driving tour of San Francisco and Muir Woods. David grew up there, and knew a lot of information, but I think I bombarded him with questions. I am such a not-so-closet nerd, and information junkie. My husband makes so much fun of me.
I was obviously enchanted with the Golden Gate Bridge. I grew up on the East Coast, where bridges and tunnels are a way of life, but I have never seen such a beautiful bridge with such an amazing backdrop. Something about the color and the landscape speaks so deeply to my soul. I see God in nature, more than any other place, and being in California was very spiritual to me.
|The Presidio Army Base|
|View of the under-side from Fort Point, a Civil War era Fort.|
Sausalito, and up to Muir Woods. It was simply amazing! The tallest trees in Virginia are pine trees, as far as I know. Those magnificent Redwoods make pines look like dwarfs! This is the oldest original-growth California Redwood forest in existence. I do not believe my camera really captured the beauty.
|Entrance to Muir Woods|
|Trying to capture the incredible height.|
|These beautiful flowers were growing all along the hills and trails.|
|A trail we climbed...|
|Look carefully... See the chipmunk posing for me?|
I still can't believe I caught it!
|The foliage was stunning!|
|Loved all the moss.|
|Jay and I at the entrance. (Thank you, David!)|
|Inside one of the trees!|
More to follow! Are you guys sick of this yet?