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May 20, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

i love to travel.
i love seeing things i have never seen before.
i love seeing things i have seen before.
whether its going to a park around home that i haven’t before or going to a new city, state or country.
both the familiar and unfamiliar are things that make me happy.
make me smile.
so when i decided i was headin’ west, i was super excited to explore somewhere new.
something ihad never seen before.
something COMPLETELY out of the normal.
little did i know how much i would feel at home out there.
which, was fantastic as well because it made going alone much easier.
6 years ago i was living in Sevilla, Spain.
it was the best thing i have ever done.
honestly San Fran felt A LOT like Sevilla.
coincidentally because it was a HUGE Spanish port back in the day.
i stayed just outside of the Fisherman’s Wharf area.
and let me tell you…those HILLS.
OMG.
i don’t know how people RUN up them…sheesh. it was enough of a workout just to WALK up them!
anyway, enjoy some of San Fran!!

hello, denver. i had a 52 minute layover in denver. ha. by the time i got off of the plane, it was time to get right back on! i love having a window seat…basically for this reason…chasing the sun as it sets over the west by the time i landed and got out of the airport and to my hotel it was late. ok…it was only like 8pm in san fran…but i felt like it was 10pm. stupid time zones. after a good sleep…which resulted in me being awake at 5am because i was still on central time…i was ready for breakfast & to start the day. really, i had no plans what-so-ever for my time out there. i really enjoyed being able to just wander around. stop, browse, and just take in the atmosphere. so many adorable botique shops ahhh yes, the candy store. i <3 that little tiny store. just a little collection of candy throughout the years. AND NOW…thanks to Target …the candy store came to me!! woo!!! i also wandered through Ghiradelli square which was fabulous. there is just a little bit of everything there. chocolate, wine, food, nick-knack stores, good-smelling-stuff, and a whole bunch of history.  i also wandered out onto this pier thing…where you could see the golden gate bridge and alcatraz. it was fabulous to sit and people watch out there. which is another FAVORITE past time of mine and OOOOHHHH there was SO much to people watch  i’d go back just to sit and watch people. the fisherman’s wharf has an aquarium i <3 aquariums… i found nemo & dory. some fishies that were apparently hungry…and flotsum or jetsum from the little mermaid… AND JELLIES!!!! this dude was totally putting on a show for the camera. the flowers were all in bloom while i was out there too. which led me to spend a good chunk of time just taking flower photos. sunset on the bay ahh…what a perfect way to end a vacation. one of the most peaceful & relaxing times.

now that the travel bug has bit me…i am anxious to go on some more adventures

happy sunday

xoxo

Maggie


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