During the last week of March I got the opportunity to spend spring break on a road trip with some wonderful friends. Our decision to go on this trip was spontaneous, but we made a list of all the places we had to see as we ventured down from Portland to San Francisco. I couldn't have asked for a better week filled with late nights, early mornings, a lot of laughs and great company. Each day was a new adventure and here are some photos posted below that follow along our journey.
First Stop: The Redwood Forest
We drove through the Avenue of the Giants and we had to stop along the way to take a couple of photos of these majestic trees.
Next Stop: San Francisco
After a 14-hour drive, we finally made it to the eclectic city of San Francisco. We spent the next day wandering through the streets and exploring the many sights of the city. For sunset we went to Battery Spencer lookout for a gorgeous viewpoint of the Golden Gate Bridge. As the sun was slowly setting behind the bridge and the city lights began to appear, I knew that San Francisco had stolen my heart.
Next Destination: Point Reyes & Cypress Tree Tunnel
After driving through miles of farmland and seeing an abundance of cows, we got to spend the sunny and windy afternoon on the coastline at Point Reyes seashore to see the shipwreck and lighthouse. As we headed back, we stopped at the CypressTree Tunnel to see the infamous trees growing over the road ourselves.
Santa Cruz Boardwalk & shark fin cove
We soaked up the afternoon sunshine, pranced around the beach and enjoyed a killer sunset at Shark Fin Cove and the Santa Cruz boardwalk. My heart was so full and content soaking up all the beautiful moments California had to offer.
Yosemite National Park
In one day, we went from San Francisco to Yosemite on only 3 hours of sleep. We spent the afternoon driving around the valley, seeing the breathtaking Tunnel View overlook and then hiking up to lower Yosemite Falls. There was nothing like seeing the wonders of Yosemite with my own eyes that I've seen thousand times in pictures. I was truly blown away by all of the beauty that was held within this National Park.
For the last full day in California before we had to make the drive back home, we decided to spend one last day in the city. We wandered through the hilly streets of SF exploring the different tourist spots such as the Painted Ladies, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street and of course stopping by the Golden Gate bridge one last time for sunset.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT WAS A WEEK TO REMEMBER
It was a week full of adventure and memories that will last a lifetime. I was sad to depart from such an amazing and fun trip, but as one adventure ends, another one begins.
THANK YOU so much for reading my first blog post. It seriously means a lot to me. I can't wait to show more of my journey and I hope you continue to follow along.