While I was in the Bay Area of California we took a little trip to Muir Woods and Muir Beach and it was beautiful! Although I love my red desertscapes I definitely loved the change of scenery with big and luscious green surrounding me. The air felt so clean and fresh. The walking trails and paths are very friendly to walk and explore around. However, the best hike is up the hill around the monument and although it’s a bit more of a work out it definitely led to some gorgeous sights of the redwood trees and a couple of little waterfalls.
Before our journey into the woods I something fat, bright, and slimy on a tree in the distance and I thought “Is that what I really think it is?” so I walked up closer and Jimmy Cricket…it was a giant slug! Although it was definitely a fun surprise to see it gave me some real chills and a bit of the heebie jeebies! We then discovered these big guys are called banana slugs and hang out in Muir Woods all over the place. We saw a couple more throughout the day and I’m not going to lie, I was so nervous to step on one!
After Muir Woods we took a little walk down to Muir Beach which is a smaller beach but very beautiful, indeed. I always love beaches with rocks and hills surrounding the water. Also, could you imagine how beautiful of a view it would be to live in one of those homes on the hill? I can see it now… sitting on the patio with coffee and a book with the perfect view.
If you ever have the chance to see these gems, I recommend it!
It’s also very cold in San Francisco.
I have been away from my little creative outlet to the world for nearly a month and I am so excited to be back! What has happened since I’ve been gone? I’ve been crying over finals and once I finished them I took myself on a trip to San Francisco, California! I actually had to finish all of my finals a week early so I could go on this little journey so you can see where all of my time has been. I have never been to San Francisco but happen to know a few people who live there so I thought it would be a great chance to see some new sights, see some great friends, and let’s be honest…eat some really good food.
Since I flew back last Tuesday I am now getting the time, motivation, and energy to edit all of my photos and share my journey with you! Although I am not finished with the process of editing my plethora of images I am dying to share some of my trip with you. Although each of the days deserve their own post, here’s a little sneak peak and insight of my trip for you.
During my time there I stayed with a couple of friends and also stayed in a hostel. The first night I stayed in Walnut Creek with my friend Ashley who I know from Vermont, the next couple of nights I stayed in Petaluma with my friend Kim who I know from Mexico, and then the last night I stayed in a hostel in the heart of San Fran.
Where did I go?
- San Francisco
- Walnut Creek
- Meir Woods
What did I do?
- Rode the BART for an hour from SFO to Walnut Creek.
- Rode the side of a street trolley.
- Visited the sea lions at Fisherman’s Warf
- Saw Japantown during the Cherry Blossom Festival
- Rode across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Explored Meir Woods and Meir Beach
- Vintage browsing in downtown Petaluma
- Visited the SFMOMA
- People watched with hot tea in Town Square
- Spent too much money from Victoria’s Secret in Town Square.
There’s more to come! Stay Sunny!
Thursday evening The Palm Springs Art Museum is open to the public for free, can you get any better then that? I was very impressed with the museum and thought their contemporary work was very interesting, unique, and fun! I was completely in love with their photo exhibits and of course the massive Chihuly piece. It was the perfect evening to go as well because on Thursdays they have Villagefest downtown which is full of vendors, art, and good food!
The Palm Springs Art Museum has a smaller museum located in Palm Desert and it’s free everyday! Right now they have an exhibit of glass which is a private collection of a couple of gentleman who live between Australia and Palm Springs…and all of these pieces are kept in their home when not being displayed…that’s a lot of glass in one home! There’s also a little sculpture garden outside to enjoy as well.
The security guard was very friendly and showed me a few gems in some of the pieces that I would have never noticed before. This glass statue by Oben Abright has a fun gem. The back of his head you can find a face etched in peeking through the hood of his jacket.
Also, this gorgeous vase by Toots Zynsky is made of very small strains of glass, yikes! The incredible patience this artist must have. We also looked up the name of the piece which is Giubilante and it means Joyful or Jubilant!