Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bucket List: San Francisco -Girl's Getaway Weekend

Creating Timeless Memories

As life's pace seems to quicken by the day, finding moments to cherish with my family becomes increasingly precious. I had the privilege of spending five remarkable days on a Girl's Weekend Getaway with my sister and niece, checking out the wonders of Northern California. Our journey wasn't just about sightseeing; it was a celebration of family bonds, laughter, and shared experiences.

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Bucket List Item: Ride a Cable Car

Bucket List Thrills: Riding a Cable Car and Beyond

Our adventure started with the iconic San Francisco Cable Cars, weaving through the city's vibrant streets with a sense of nostalgia and excitement. Hanging with my sister and niece at the bustling Fisherman's Wharf and the lively Pier 39 were memories created to last a life time. 

Alcatraz Prison Cell

We set sail for Alcatraz Prison aboard a ferry, embarking on a tour that left an indelible mark on our hearts. With personalized audio guides in hand, we traversed the corridors of history, envisioning life within the confines of this notorious penitentiary. It wasn't merely a tour; it was a journey through time, shared with cherished companions.

Coastal Wonders and Majestic Landscapes

We wanted to get a lot of sights in on our trip. So, we ventured past San Francisco. We traced the rugged coastline, marveling at the beauty of the West Coast's beaches—a stark contrast to the familiar sandy shores of the east. Our journey led us through the verdant expanse of wine country, where each vineyard whispered tales of tradition and craftsmanship.

Conquering the winding roads of the Sierra Nevadas, we ascended to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. I will admit I had some tense screaming moments climbing up those curvy roads. The panorama views were breathtaking. 

Tucked away in Yosemite are a grove of towering sequoias of Mariposa Grove, we stood in awe, humbled by the timeless presence of these ancient giants.

Mariposa Grove


This first getaway made me realize the importance of carving out time for myself and spending time with my family. Research suggests that living in the present moment and practicing mindfulness can increase happiness. However, I have found having something to look forward too makes me feel optimistic. I am eagerly waiting for our next adventure. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a bucket list expedition, these experiences enrich our lives and deepen our bonds.

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