drive up to the summit was pretty awesome, as long as you didn't look down. The road was windy with hairpin turns and no guardrails. David I loved it, but my dad was a bit uncomfortable. Once at the top we all relaxed and the views were magnificient.
By the time we drove into San Francisco via the Oakland Bay Bridge, it was already late. I managed to get some fabulous shots of the city out of the car window.
We had dinner that night at Pier 39, over looking the bay.
The next day was all about the Golden Gate Bridge. We first stopped by the South over look, and then continued to Baker's Beach, for some more views of the bridge. I could just imagine this beach during the summer, building sand castles and jumping waves all within view of an amazing bridge.
Our next stop was the Point Bonita Lighthouse, it is located just at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. We had to hike down to the lighthouse, along the way we had great views of, you guessed it, the Golden Gate Bridge.
The next day we spent in SanFrancisco, first walking and then driving down the most photographed and curliest section of Lombart Street. This portion of the street has beautifully groomed gardens, fabulous homes, and hundreds (if not thousands) of tourists daily.
Afterwards we continued along Lombart Street to Coit Tower. The views of the city from the top of the tower were great. We could see Lombart Street and yes, the Golden Gate Bridge.
For our last day in San Francisco we first dropped by Pier 39 to see the sea lions. This was actually the first time we visited the pier during the day. The sea lions kept us entertained for almost an hour. Two things the photos cannot reveal are the noise and smell, and still we stayed. Next was a quick stop by the Cable Car Museum.
The next day we headed home. David happened to spot and snap a photo of Mount Diablo from the plane. I was amazed that he even spotted it, yet alone pull out the camera fast enough to take a photo. This day was rainy and overcast. We were lucky to have driven there on the day that we did, as we would not have had those magnificient views today.
11. Diagonally Raised Band Filling
This stitch was quick to stitch, and not so much of a strain on the eyes. I work in hand, so I did not pull too tight. If you are working with a frame, and you pull your threads tighter, you will have more of a defined ridge effect.
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