Jul 23, 2011

I'm back, Tiburon, Angel Island, and more ocean dreaming

Hello! I'm back from my road trip, I'm back from CA, I'm back from Vegas, and I'm away from my love. Even though I'm a little bummed out that my fun vacation had to come to an end - I know there are always more adventures to come.

Thank you to my guest posters and one of my darling best friends Selma - she kept this blog afloat while I was away on a boat! Okay, that was corny but I just had to throw that in. ;)

Anyway - I bet you might be wondering what I did in Vegas....but, you'll have to wait until my next post to read up on that adventure. I still have to get all caught up on my second hike around Angel Island near one of the most gorgeous towns I have visited called Tiburon.
Angel Island has so much history and beauty all jam packed into one location. BK and I took a ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island where we hiked around the entire Island. It was about 5 miles all the way around, so the island is fairly small! What I adore about this island is that they preserved the historical buildings, both from when it was an immigration station and also when it was used during WWII. It was fascinating to learn about what took place there.
I saw hospital buildings that were actually used in the war and also locations on the island where prisoners of war were kept. I'm a big history lover so I soaked up all of the information I could on this island. It was basically like enjoying an out door museum while enjoying the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, ocean, and scenery all at the same time.
At one point BK and I explored a place where ammunition was kept and BK is actually sitting where the shooters protected the island and aimed at the ships that were near the island in case there were bad guys lurking (pictured below). Very fascinating. This time around the island we didn't hike to the top (it was an additional 3 miles) because we were still sore from our 8 mile hike, but next time it is definitely on our list! We could still see the ocean from every angle regardless and it was breathtaking.
The ferry ride over was magical and I loved bringing our sandwiches to the island, where we ate our lunch at one of the tables on our way up to the main trail that we followed around the island. Where we ate you could see sail boats at every direction because the Golden Gate Bridge is the hot spot to sail, which is where BK took me to sail for the very first time about a year ago. You can catch up on this post if you haven't read it before: Redwood Room and Sailing.
The road trip going back to Southern CA from Northern CA is always a blast. I had my Katy Perry US Mag to keep me company, and as always, I always try to snap the most perfect picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. This time it was at sunset and the car was moving, so it was hard to get it just right, but I like how some of my shots turned out (and all of these photos are from my Droid by the way!)
If you've never driven to Northern CA or stayed there I would highly encourage you to do so. I absolutely adore it and hope to move there with BK someday. The air is crisp and sometimes it is quite cool, but you can always bundle up with a coat and leggings! I never grow tired of seeing the sail boats, exploring new hiking locations, and driving to new destinations. I can't wait until we head to Northern CA again!

20 comments :

  1. Sounds like a great trip. I've always wanted to do a road trip around America (or even England).

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  2. Awwww, you're welcome...loved that corny sentence btw. ;) And you know what, I believe I sat exactly where BK is sitting in that photo, eating sandwiches and all years ago. :) Way too funny! :)

    And ohhhh I love your pictures girl. Great ones, especially since you took them with your Droid. :)

    xoxo

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  3. Sierra ~ I love your pictures!!
    I am living through your trip
    right now because I would love to be there!
    You get to do some really cool things with BK!

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  4. Your road trip sounds amazing! I'm loving all your pictures. It looks absolutly beautiful!

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  5. I loved reading this post! And the photos amazing! Looks like such a wonderful place, thanks for sharing!!

    xo, gina

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  6. Yay for Nor Cal LOVE!! :) Isn't is such a beautiful place? I love all of your pictures. I am so glad you two had such a wonderful time!

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  7. Never been to Angel island! But looks like a must! Loved that our blogs matched in a way today!

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  8. Gorgeous! I've never been, but I love historic spots!

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  9. i so would love to go to CA, hopefully sooner rather than later! beautiful pictures!

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  10. Oh my goodness it all looks heavenly!!!

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  11. I just returned from northern cali too and your pictures make me already want to return! We took a ferry to san fran one day and it was such a nice ride! Glad you had a great trip as well!

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  12. Looks absolutely lovely. So happy you guys had a good trip. Miss you already. The end.

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  13. Aaaa, I love SF!! Have not made it to Angel Island, though, and so THAT will definitely be on the agenda next time I make it to California...

    Seriously, I don't know how that much awesome got packed into one state!

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  14. Sounds like a fabulous trip! I look forward to more adventures with my love when the bug gets a little older. Thanks for sharing the pics! xoxo

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  15. It is a goal of mine to visit Northern CA one day. This post is now making it a top priority!

    What gorgeous photos! And what a lovely trip. :) It seems like you had the most romantic and spectacular adventure!

    Glad you are back home safe. xoxo

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  16. Yay! I loved visiting Angel Island. It's such a cute little island and I loved the harbor with all the sailboats. I'm also a big history lover so I adored soaking up the info.

    Adorable pics :)

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  17. glad you had such a fabulous trip, love all the great pics!

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  18. Fun! I love the shot of the boats through the trees...

    xo xo from Miami Beach

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  19. looks like so much fun! i'm sorry you have to be away from your love. hopefully you get to be with him again soon.

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