San Francisco - Summer Edition

I've been fortunate to spend a lot of time with my friends around the country over the last few months, and very recently spent three weeks in San Francisco catching up with school friends and making new ones. Living in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade has fueled my appreciation for oceans and coast lines, so I spent a few days exploring the Bay Area scenery and attempting to capture its beauty.

My favorite drive was heading west of Golden Gate on the North Side, towards Point Bonita. I never made it to the lighthouse there, but the bunkers, rolling hills, and beaches made the trip more than worth it. It's pretty safe to say I fell in love with the area. 

Golden Gate Bridge

Muir Beach

I loved being high enough that you could see the changes in water color as it transitions from the ocean to the bay.  

San Francisco from Bonita Cove Bunker

Point Bonita Lighthouse (way out there on the tip)

As I was walking down to the cove, I caught a sailboat passing through a dip in the rocks. 

A cove slightly north of Point Bonita. The sound of the waves on the rocks here was beautiful.  

Cashmere

Early in January, I was finally able to join my friend Allon Freiman and his family at their cabin in Cashmere, Washington after many years of poor timing and respectfully-declined invitations (on my end). The structure is recessed into a hillside, so that when you're inside, you cannot see anything but nature. It was a relaxing (and chilly) few days with Allon, his parents, and family friends Casey and Mahri, as well as their young twins. 

My morning view from the loft.

My morning view from the loft.

Mahri showing flashcards to the boys. 

Mahri showing flashcards to the boys. 

The beautiful twins. 

The beautiful twins. 

Mahri and the boys.

Mahri and the boys.

Mindy and Zia. 

Mindy and Zia. 

Casey and the boys.

Casey and the boys.

One of many incredible meals. 

One of many incredible meals. 

Hiking. 

Hiking. 

The view from the top of the canyon. 

The view from the top of the canyon.