This week's challenge over at I Heart Faces is a little different. Here's what they have to say:
"While we're together (not being romantic at all!)...we'd like to see the most romantic places you've been! Whether it was your honeymoon, a magical place you traveled to, or maybe just your front porch. What is your most romantic spot? Tell us your story!"
We were invited to write a blog post about the most magical place for us. Instead of one picture, we were invited to post as many as we'd like.
When I think back about my most magical, romantic place, it is more of an area. It's also right in our backyard! Okay, that's if an hour and a half drive, a couple toll booths, and some big bridges qualifies. :)
I love to visit the California Bay Area when we have a weekend without other obligations. When we can get away as a couple, or bring along our daughter for some family time. I don't have one spot in particular. I love the whole area. I love the hustle and bustle of the big city, the cool breezes and fog rolling in, the soft and sandy beaches.
I love the smell of delicious food and the views from Fisherman's Wharf.
The old ferry terminal and it's mingling tourists.
I love the wild flora and fauna, and the views available to
anyone willing to take a little hike on Pt. Reyes.
These two beauties were captured on Drake's Beach, on the Pt. Reyes peninsula.
I love the chance to dig in and relax after walking a little
farther down the beach and away from the crowds.
I love the misty walk down to the light house and ranger's station on Pt. Reyes.
I love the incredible landscape in Golden Gate Park.
I love the escape and sense of entering a fantasy world of giants at Muir Woods.
I love watching the joy of discovery every time my daughter experiences something new.
I love it just as much when I see that sense of
wonder and amazement on my husband's face.
(2nd from right)
Somehow, I've even come to expect and enjoy the seemingly constant traffic.
(Don't worry - the driver was okay.)
Even the penguins can't resist the area's charm.Get a room! One without a window! ;)