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My California Road Trip

January 23, 2014

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

My husband and I just returned from a short vacation in California.  It was a wonderful sunny break from our gray Seattle winter.  Mark Twain said, “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.”  For this trip, we could say, “The warmest summer I ever saw was the winter I spent in San Francisco.”  We had blue skies every day, and the temperatures reached the low 70s, warm enough to wander about in a tee shirt and fleece vest.  We left our winter jackets in the car.

I will be writing about our California experiences over the next several days.  Today’s post showcases photos I took on our walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.  When this bridge first opened in 1937, the San Francisco Chronicle called it a “$35 million steel harp.”  It spans the 1.7 mile Golden Gate Strait and connects San Francisco and Marin County.  At 4,200 feet in length, it is currently the ninth longest suspension bridge in the world.

Golden Gate Bridge in the monring light

Golden Gate Bridge in the morning light

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Kayakers under the bridge

Kayakers under the bridge