Monday, February 1, 2010

IHF Week 5 - My Story in Photos: "Places I Love"

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! ;)

The end.


  1. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!

  2. It looks amazing. :)

  3. Beautiful shots! I love this area of California...heck, I love California!

  4. Very pretty! I love the last shot of your daughter snoozing. Too cute.


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