After taking in the redwoods, we had one more stop to make before crossing the bridge in the city. Sausalito. We took a quick drive through the town; hills and homes in the hills were the theme here:
That theme continued at our next stop. (Well, I should say, next next stop, since we strolled up to the Fuller house for a quick pic. Too embarrassing to post. Jake however, has it proudly displayed on his Instagram.)
Anyway, as we cruised down Lombard street, we came to a point where we had nearly reached the top of a hill and knew something was coming – almost like reaching the peak of a roller coaster right right before it drops. As we inched to the top, a stunning view came into focus, and our car started on a track that slowly zigzagged us left and right until we reached the bottom. Let me tell you, we felt ultra cool in our dinky rental with cameras going off all around us (this is a highly photographed site – for good reason). We ditched the car and headed back up to capture that view from the top:
Just a few of the oh, 50 photos I snapped. This was one of my favorites things we did – quick, easy and so rewarding.
Our first day, we stumbled across a gelateria in Little Italy. Never ones to deprive ourselves while on vacation, we indulged. It was SO RIDICULOUSLY GOOD that going back was a MUST before we left the city. This is not an exaggeration – this gelato was the BEST I’ve ever had. Bold statement considering we treated ourselves to gelato every day while in Italy… but it’s true. The owner was Italian if that makes my store any more believable! (Note: Cookies Extreme is the way to go. Cheesy name; incredible flavor.)
We had just enough time to see our old friends and catch since our days together in HK. Perfect ending to a pretty darn near perfect trip!